You would be hard pressed to find an artist who hasn't covered another's song at some point. Even the greatest musicians have done it. This version is awesome; the original is awesome. The two can coexist and live harmoniously.
i would never listen to orig. version but could listen to this all day. some of van halen biggest and earliest hit were other peoples songs.
Question: if covering a song so upsets people, should Shakespeare continue to be performed? after all, people are just copying earlier productions.... Excellent interpretation, Lenny. I enjoy it. < Great comment!