Nov 082009

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

Phish covered the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. (we’d predicted Electric Ladyland) on Halloween, and the two-hour jam-blues is available for purchase. [LivePhish]

In other Halloween news, Pearl Jam rocked out “Whip It,” in full DEVO gear! [Rolling Stone]

But the winner for Best Costume is the boys of Monsters of Folk (Jim James, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, etc.) for their KISS look. Guess dressing up as all-caps rockers was in this year. [YouTube]

“Move On Up” with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs cover of the Curtis Mayfield classic! [SPIN Earth]

Questionable Weezer Cover #1: Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.” [Stereogum]

Questionable Weezer Cover #2: Green Day’s “Brain Stew.” [AOL]

The Christmas covers have begun. You’ve all heard Bob Dylan’s latest I’m sure, but now check out the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas take on the Saturday Night Live classic “I Wish It Was Christmas Today.” [Music Induced Euphoria]

Even Billy Bob Thornton (ie. Bad Santa) is in the Christmas mood, with his band the Boxmasters rocking Alvin and the Chipmunks. [Vanguard Records]

Finally, Perez Hilton favorite Sliimy has released a music video for his “Womanizer” cover. Since Britney Spears’ current videos are terrible, it’s a relief. [MySpace]

This Week’s Submissions

Bebel Gilberto and Mark Ronson – The Real Thing (Sérgio Mendes) [more]

Jedi By Nature – Can’t Stop Partying (Weezer) [more]

Jump Clubb – Angeles (Elliott Smith) [more]

Paper Route – Day N Nite (Kid Cudi) [more]

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