Nov 272009

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

Happy Black Friday and Happy Belated Thanksgiving! Some holiday treats have been going out over our Twitter account, including 14 Twitter-sclusive covers just earlier today. I suggest following us now – we’re going to have a special cover-a-day feature for Advent. 25 holiday covers, only for Twitter folk. Don’t miss out! [Twitter]

Don’t use Twitter? Want even more exclusive content? We just started a Facebook page. Become a fan and participate in cover discussions. Ongoing now: Favorite Beatles Cover. Be our friend…please? [Facebook]

The Christmas covers have begun! Though I’m not sure what’s going to top a forty-minute “Little Drummer Boy,” as performed by Norway’s own Lindstrøm. [Pitchfork]

Tom Petty released his four-disc Live Anthology on Tuesday, just in time for Black Friday shopping. It’s got 13 covers by my count, with Petty and the Heartbreaker boys tackling James Brown, Dave Clark, Van Morrison and more. P.S. Petty fans…stay tuned to this blog next week… [Amazon]

Queen? Pretty good. The Muppets? Awesome. See them take on “Bohemian Rhapsody” in epic fashion. [YouTube]

Neil Young covering the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme? Too good to be true. Jimmy Fallon nailing a Neil Young impression though? Good and true! [Late Night with Jimmy Fallon]

Nice White Stripes bootleg up at Ryan’s Smashing Life, with covers of Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynne, Bob Dylan and more! [RSL]

This Week’s Submissions

835 – It’s Not You (The Cure) [more]

AM – Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas) [more]

Gangbang Gordon – Not a Problem (The Black Lips) [more]

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