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Rise Against Releases Rare Journey Cover Off Upcoming B-Sides Record: Listen

The band has announced a September 10 release date for ‘Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013,’ a 26-song collection that includes previously unheard music that dates back to before the band signed a record deal.

07/18/2013

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Beck Covers David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’ With 167-Piece Orchestra

Shortly before yesterday’s GRAMMY hoopla kicked off, Lincoln (yes, the car company) released a video of Beck covering David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”with a 167-piece orchestra. Shot in a stunning 360-degree style, the nine-minute performance […]

02/11/2013

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What Makes ‘Hallelujah’ Such a Transcendent Song?: Excerpts From New Book ‘The Holy or The Broken’

“There is no ‘right’ way to sing ‘Hallelujah,’” writes Alan Light, the author of “The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah.'”

12/05/2012

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‘Glee’ Recreates ‘Grease’ In Latest Episode

‘Grease’ is definitely the word.

11/15/2012

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The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz ‘Remembers’ His Past For New Album [VIDEO]

The album isn’t quite the same without hearing Dolenz’s stories behind the song choices. He shares a few in our sit-down session with him.

10/19/2012

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Elvis Costello’s Top 5 Covers

From Springsteen to The Kinks, Elvis Costello is not above tipping his fedora to other artists.

10/16/2012

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Macy Gray To Cover Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’ Album

Forty years ago this October, Stevie Wonder released one of his most classic albums to date, “Talking Book,” which featured No. 1 hits like “Superstition” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.” Now raspy-voiced R&B singer Macy Gray is releasing her own take on it

09/20/2012

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My Tribute To Marvin Hamlisch

By now, you’ve read about the passing of Marvin Hamlisch yesterday.  While he was a brilliant composer, one of his most well-known songs was one he didn’t actually write.  “The Entertainer” was a ragtime classic, […]

08/08/2012

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Why Video of President Obama’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Cover Got Pulled

President Obama famously sang a few lines of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at a January fundraising event – a cover heard ’round the world, thanks to the power of YouTube. However, music rights management company BMG isn’t exactly pleased with the viral footage of Obama’s “Let’s Stay Together,” a song they own.

07/19/2012

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5 Songs Jimi Hendrix Should Have Covered

What if Jimi Hendrix hadn’t died? What songs would he have put his signature stamp on? Here are five songs we would have loved to hear Hendrix cover had he not fallen victim to the “27 Club.”

07/05/2012

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