While the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo doesn't officially open until Tuesday, sneak-preview tours are available.
In honor of this grand occasion, here's a cover-band tribute to some bands who have some sort of connection to NYC! (Please save any scorn/ridicule, etc. for the professionals. Like the Counting Crows. This isn't about making fun of kids in their local gymnasiums or bedrooms. Only a little bit.)
Atomic Kitten cover Blondie's "The Tide is High"
Billy Joel tribute band cover "Big Shot"
Counting Crows cover Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi"
Lazaras covers four songs by the Ramones
A young woman in her bedroom covers Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together"
High school talent show: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Maps"
A band does Kiss' "Detroit Rock City"
Welsh Valley Middle School 8th Grade Talent Show: Living Colour's "Cult of Personality" (pretty good!)
Turkuaz cover the Talking Heads' "Slippery People"
Devilwearspumas covers the New York Dolls' "Trash" in his bedroom
Aegis Band covers Mariah Carey
And, for no reason, Harvey Keitel does Elvis