Here’s that Iron Maiden vs Judas Priest vs Wham! mash-up you never knew you needed

DJ Cummerbund
(Image credit: DJ Cummerbund)

The intersection between the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ’80s pop music has never been properly explored. Perhaps if Judas Priest had officially released their fabled Stock, Aitken and Waterman collaborations, we might have paid more attention to the possibilities for such creative unions. Perhaps.

One man who’s clearly been mulling this over is our old friend DJ Cummerbund, the mash-up wizard who has fearlessly sought to break down genre barriers with his witty and skilful juxtaposition  of unlikely bedfellows, such Rammstein vs Beyonce and Tool vs Justin Bieber.

Cummerbund’s latest head-fuck blends Iron Maiden classic The Flight Of Icarus with Judas Priest’s You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ and Wham!’s 1984 single Everything She Wants. And, once again, it works better than you never cared to imagine. Lovely stuff.

Previous sonic sorcery from the magnificent Cummerbund includes a Bandersnatch-style mash-up adventure alongside more traditional examples of the artform including Old Staind Road featuring Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Staind, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nirvana, Alice In Chains vs. Katrina & The WavesRammstein vs. Wild CherryKiss vs. B-52'sEagles vs. Dragonforce with added Beyonce, Zeppelin vs. Greta Van FleetMetallica vs. Earth, Wind & FireOzzy Osbourne vs. Earth Wind & Fire, the Foo Fighters vs. funk king Rick JamesTwisted Sister vs. Blind Melon, and Rush vs. R&B superstar Kelis

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.