Jan 022010

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 the 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 and we’ll post it!

Vic Chessnut (R.I.P.)

This Week’s News

The Best Cover Songs of 2009 post may have gotten lost in the holiday shuffle for some people. If you missed it…25 downloads counting down the best of the year! [Cover Me]

Christmas is over. The fat goose was slaughtered, the boughs of holly are starting to smell, and the ten lords a-leaping have died from exhaustion. As many of you know, we posted a new Christmas tune every day of Advent to Twitter. Follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss out on the next Twit-sclusive (almost to 500 followers…exciting stuff coming when we hit the mark). First though, catch up on all the Christmas covers at once. [Box.net]

The year of entertainer deaths claimed one final victim in songwriter in Vic Chesnutt. Boyhowdy pays tribute with some nice words and cover tunes. [Cover Lay Down]

Blue moon last night, an optimistic open to a new decade. Seems like there’s a certain song one might play… [I Am Fuel, You Are Friends]

The Flaming Lips ushered in 2010 by covering the complete Dark Side of the Moon. As with anything they do, it sounds…interesting. [Rolling Stone]

Good cover / Bad cover: Ain’t No Sunshine [My Old Kentucky Blog]

In honor of the just-passed thirtieth anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk, a couple covers. [The Days of Lore]

FBI releases Michael Jackson tribute album! All proceeds go to keeping an eye on Bono. [The Spoof]

If you didn’t happen to celebrate your new years eve at a Katerine concert in Belgium, see what you missed with her Beyoncé/Pointer Sisters mash-up. [Belgovision]

New Joe Strummer tribute album, released for free on his charity’s website. [Strummerville]

This Week’s Submissions

Donna Beasley – Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs) [more]

David Bennett – Still Still Still [more]

The Crown Vandals – Idioteque (Radiohead) [more]

Railcars – Dreams (The Cranberries) [more]

Betty Steeles – What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) [more]

Via Tania – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Nina Simone) [more]

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