Transplants Release New Covers EP (And One New Song!)

As if they weren't bus enough, the guys in Transplants recorded a new EP recently, and it's a fun one! It's mostly cover songs but they did include one new song called "Won't Be Coming Back." Get the EP here and hear the new song below! 01. Saturday Night 02. Seeing Red (Minor Threat cover) [...]
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Bleachers, Cyndi Lauper, Ryan Adams And More Cover Tegan And Sara On The Con X: Covers!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album "The Con," Tegan and Sara are releasing a covers album that is chock full of awesome musicians! Ryan Adams, Hayley Williams, Grimes, Cyndi Lauper, Bleachers, PVRIS and a bunch of other incredibly talented people are on The Con X: Covers, which comes out on October 20th. Coincidentally [...]

A Beautiful Roundup of Chris Cornell Musical Tributes + Funeral Details

At shows around the world this weekend, friends and fans of Chris Cornell paid tribute to him by performing his music or dedicating songs to him & his family. I was at Saturday night's U2 concert in L.A. and right before the band hit the stage, they played "Black Hole Sun" in the Rose Bowl [...]

New Benefit Album Features Pearl Jam, Adele, The Avett Brothers & More

In 2007, country singer Brandi Carlile released an album called The Story. On May 5th, she's releasing Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child and it is chock full of incredibly talented artists like Pearl Jam, Adele, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Indigo Girls and [...]

Ken Bone, America’s Pal: He Was A Drummer In A Christian Rock Band!

According to his childhood friend Joshua Burkett, America's favorite red sweater-wearing everyman (and breakout star of the last debate) Ken Bone was once a drummer in a Christian rock covers band. BOOM. Who knew Ken could get even radder? Joshua also told Mashable that Ken Bone was a pretty good drummer and was maybe the [...]

Adele’s ‘Hello’ Performed in 10 Different Music Genres

Adele’s new record, “25”, has broken the first week album sales record in the US! According to NME: “The new album has sold over 2.433 million copies in the US in just over three days.” Check out this Goth kid perform Adele’s hit single, Hello, in every genre from Punk Rock, to Folk, to Hip-Hop, [...]

[LISTEN] When Scarlett Johanssonn Covers New Order, It Sounds Like This

This could be awesome: amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS research), is releasing a benefit album on October 7th that features all kinds of cool covers by cool people. Cool! The Time Is Now will include Phantogram covering Phil Collins, Bebel Gilberto covering Duran Duran, Metric doing The Church, and more. Check out Scarlett Johansson's band [...]

#COVERSLAYERS: Bat For Lashes Do Fleetwood Mac Edition

Bands cover other artists all the time, right? It's like karaoke on steroids. Sometimes cover songs are just ok (and sometimes they're straight-up self-indulgent). But when they're really good, they can be transcendent. Think of Jeff Buckley's version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," for example (below). I don't know that I'd put this one on that [...]

Seu Jorge from ‘The Life Aquatic’ Announces Tour

Back in 2004, Brazilian musician Seu Jorge took the world by storm when he was in the Wes Anderson movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. For the film, he performed nothing but acoustic David Bowie covers, all of which were in Portuguese, as the singing sailor Pelé dos Santos. Now he's hitting the road [...]

The ’90s Cover You Have To Hear To Believe

Sometimes you hear something so bad that it's good, or so good that it's bad. Are we punch-drunk, or is this something we actually want on repeat? You be the judge.