I, like about everyone else in the universe, pirates music through filesharing (don’t arrest me, I buy a crapload of CDs too!). However, which searching for covers, I often find some that don’t seem quite right. For example, I have found songs labeled as “Stairway to Heaven - Jimi Hendrix”, which seems odd, as most musicians don’t record music after their death.
Speaking of Stairway to Heaven, I have found 2 other covers that I’m wondering about. One is labeled “Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven”. It has some added instruments and sounds more psychodellic. The other one is live be Metallica (“Thank you. thank you” followed by applause at the end"). Does anyone know the story behind these?
Also, in general, is there a quick and efficient way to look up whether a song was really recorded by a certain musician? Say, a database of sorts?