When I first got into radio, (big) bands weren't really doing covers. Yeah, every so often one would pop up, but they weren't as evident as they are today. When the tidal wave of these big bands doing covers first hit, I was adamantly opposed to the idea of cover songs. To me, they were for small bands who play the bars on the weekend. Yeah, that sounds a bit harsh, but it's what I honestly felt. Then, I finally talked to a couple of these bigger artists about their decision to do covers and they resoundingly replied that they were paying homage to the great bands and songs that influenced them. That's when I shed the opposition to covers.