There is always a faint feeling of apprehension at the thought of Radiohead covers -- lets face it, not many people can deliver a performance quite like Thom Yorke. But Macy Gray's cover of "Creep" at the Los Angeles premiere of the music documentary The Heart is a Drum Machine, wasn't all that bad.
The r&b songstress was backed by Matt Sorum, former member of Guns N' Roses, on drums, and Billy Morrison of The Cult on guitar at the event, which took place at the Nike Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood. Along with Gray's performance, Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction also played, covering The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", and Juliette Lewis also performed. The event was part of the LA Weekend series of culture events.
The performances were done in celebration of The Heart is a Drum Machine's release, which looks at the reality of music as a unique human expression. The film has a hoard of musical guests who discuss the idea behind the distinct musical/human relationship, including Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT and John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.