Shakira made several covers of prominent artists such AC/DC and Aerosmith, using them to sing in her tours, resulting in performances of “Back in Black” and “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” during her Tour of the Mongoose. She also sang the classic Elvis Presley song “Always On My Mind” at the VH1 Divas Live. In her 2010–2011 tour called The Sun Comes Out World Tour, she sings “Nothing Else Matters” by the heavy metal band Metallica in an oriental style. She is also strongly influenced by Andean music and South American folk music, using her native instrumentation for the Latin dance-pop “Whenever, Wherever” and “Despedida”. Shakira recently performed two songs for two separate Haiti benefit events: “I’ll Stand By You”, by The Pretenders, and “Sólo le pido a Dios” by León Gieco.
In terms of Spanish language rock Shakira is indebited to the Argentine rock power trio Soda Stereo and to the Mexican American band Santana.
I have been a Cerati fan all my life when he was part of Soda Stereo and before knowing him I had already gone to three of his concerts. Both Gustavo and Santana has enriched me, they are my small wonders.