Here’s a cover of ‘(Don’t Fear) the Reaper’ using nothing but iPads

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Audra Schroeder


Published Dec 20, 2014   Updated May 29, 2021, 10:36 pm CDT

Blue Öyster Cult’s 1976 hit “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” has been spoofed on SNL and closed out season 2 of Orange Is the New Black. It’s also been covered countless times, but never quite like this. 

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YouTuber samuraiguitarist recently released this rendition of the song, created using nothing but iPads. There are a lot of layers, but don’t worry, the cowbell is strong. 

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This guy should probably collaborate with this iPad metal drummer, ASAP. 

Photo via Martin Voltri (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Dec 20, 2014, 4:54 pm CST