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Cover News is a weekly feature keeping you up to date on the goings-on in the world of cover tunes, tribute albums, etc. Plus, at the bottom we post our array of cover tunes we’ve been sent in the past week. Have you recorded a cool cover? Send an mp3 to the email address on the right!

This Week’s News

Halloween is here and that means Phish’s full-album set is tonight! What’ll it be? Betting-odds favorite Thriller is out! The website choices are down to: MGMT, Rolling Stones, King Crimson, Radiohead, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Genesis, Prince, and David Bowie. Cover Me’s guess: Hendrix. [Phish]

October’s Cover Commission’s is in! John Dissed’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” can be downloaded this-away. [Cover Me]

Peter Gabriel is working on a covers album with tunes by Radiohead, Bon Iver, Magnetic Fields, and Arcade Fire. Better yet, it seems he’s included several of the original musicians for each one! [Ateaseweb]

La Roux is guilt-free dance music. Lou Barlow is not. That didn’t stop Lou from covering Roux at SPIN though. [SPIN]

Rolling Stone went a little more country with their recent cover session. Country legend Kris Kristofferson’s “A Moment of Forever” gets its due from up-and-comer Jamey Johnson. [Rolling Stone]

The new Snow Patrol-curate LateNight tales mix contains a new SP cover of INXS’s “New Sensation.” [LateNight Tales]

Joensuu’s incredible electro-dirge version of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” will change the way you hear the song forever. [You Ain’t No Picasso]

Superchunk’s Matt takes on Spoon, the Magnetic Fields, and books! [SPIN]

New covers mixtape over at the Cap’t! [Captain Obvious]

Coldplay’s “Fight for Your Right to Party” was a highlight of our summer here at Cover Me. Now Chris Martin is back with a cover of Springsteen’s “My Love Will Not Let You Down” from the recent Bridge Benefit! [YouTube]

Tom Waits turned Jack Kerouac’s “Home I’ll Never Be” into a killer bone-gutter stomp. The Low Anthem brilliantly covered the tune last year. Now the frontmen of Death Cab for Cutie and Son Volt are doing the same things with lots of the Beat’s poems. [SPIN]

Daytrotter sessions can always be relied on for good cover. In the latest installment, Magnolia Electric Co. performs Warren Zevon’s “Lawyers, Guns and Money.” [Daytrotter]

This Week’s Submissions

835 – I Remember Nothing (Joy Division) [more]

Norman Palm – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper) [more]

Axel Wolph – Johnny & Mary (Robert Palmer) [more]

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