Carrie Underwood Covers Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” While Opening for Guns N’ Roses: Watch

Country-pop star Carrie Underwood opened the first two shows of Guns N’ Roses2023 North American tour, and she worked a handful of rock classics into her setlist on each occasion.

Underwood’s first support slot for GN’R came this past Saturday (August 5th) in Moncton, New Brunswick, where she opened with Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” and played Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” and lastly and most notably, the Motörhead staple “Ace of Spades.”

Hearing Underwood and her band take on a song bordering on heavy metal is a treat, proving that the singer can pull off heavy music with as much energy and conviction as her standard Nashville fare. Of course, it also appeals to the crowd largely consisting of GN’R fans.

If that wasn’t enough, Underwood later appeared onstage during Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Paradise City,” as she has done in the past (Underwood and Axl Rose have traded duets at one another’s respective shows numerous times).

For Underwood’s second show with Guns N’ Roses on Tuesday (August 8th) in Montreal, she shortened the set by a few songs but still included the Joan Jett, Rolling Stones, and Motörhead covers. She again appeared alongside GN’R for “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Paradise City.”

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Underwood will play one more date with Guns N’ Roses on August 26th in Nashville; meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses’ will continue their tour with a revolving door of support acts, including The Pretenders and Alice in Chains. Next up is a Friday (August 11th) concert with The Pretenders in Hershey, Pennsylvania. You can get tickets to GN’R’s upcoming dates here.

Below you can watch Underwood take on Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” at her first two gigs supporting Guns N’ Roses, and see photos of GN’R’s North American kickoff show.

Photo Gallery – Guns N’ Roses kick off 2023 North American tour in Moncton, New Brunswick (click to expand and scroll through):