Cover Headlines: Feb. 25, 2010

February 25, 2010

  • Austin, TX hard rock act The Sword has just recorded a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Cold Sweat” for an upcoming split-seven inch single. [Read More]
  • Amazon.com has posted a playlist of “Killer Cover Songs” featuring artists such as: Lori McKenna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Adams, Deftones, Dixie Chicks, The Bangles, Ace of Base, and Muse (Among others). [Read More]
  • Fearless Records has announced the latest in it’s “Punk Goes…” series, this time covering Classic Rock. The disc will be releasd on April 27th. Bands being covered include: Boston, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Kiss, Queen, .38 Special, Journey, Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, and Eddie Money). Artists appearing on the disc include: Hit The Lights, VersaEmerge, The Almost, Mayday Parade, The Summer Set, We The Kings, A Skylit Drive, I See Stars,  Pierce The Veil, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Maine, Envy On The Coast, Every Avenue, Never Shout Never, and blessthefall. [Read More]

Finally, if you know of a some cover related news that you’d like to see included, please visit the Submissions page. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.

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Cover Headlines: Feb. 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

  • On March 2nd, The Gaslight Anthem, Living Colour, Matt Nathanson, The Smithereens, Bettye LaVette, and Bobby McFerrin (among others) will be paying tribute to The Who at Carnegie Hall in NYC. 100% of the net proceeds from this event to benefit: Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools, Church Street School for Music & Art, The Pinwheel Project, Music Unites, The American Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences New York. For those who can’t attend the March 2nd show can also attend a live rehearsal show on March 1st. [Read More]
  • Streetlight Manifesto has posted the track listing for the first volume in their 99 Songs of Revolution series. The disc features covers of The Dead Milkmen, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Radiohead, Bad Religion, and more. [Read More]
  • Cancer Bats have posted a video for their cover of the Beastie Boys‘ “Sabatoge.” The video can be seen HERE, but you’ll have to first post a link to your Twitter or Facebook page in order to view the video (as per the band).
  • Reckless Kelly‘s new disc “Somewhere In Time” features 12 songs originally written by Pinto Bennett, founder of the Famous Motel Cowboys. [Read More]
  • Finally, our Measuring Up feature on Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” has been racking up the votes! Currently, the cast of Glee is dominating with 49% of the votes. Do you agree, or do you prefer Family Guy, Steel Panther, Number One Gun, or simply the original? [Vote Now]

Measuring Up: “Don’t Stop Believin'”

February 11, 2010

Today’s Measuring Up brings to the table four renditions of the Journey classic “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The original was the 84th most downloaded track on iTunes in 2009. Not bad for a song that’s 27 years old!!

The first is by California christian rock band Number One Gun and  can be seen here:

You can purchase Number One Gun’s rendition here.

The second is by California based heavy metal parody group Steel Panther:

You can purchase that version here.

The third is from Fox’s hit show Glee:

You can purchase that version here.

And sticking with Fox (only less seriously), the folks at Family Guy took a stab at the track:

And so, my question to you is, which do you prefer? Feel free to post your thoughts on the track in the comment section below.



New Release Wall: Jan. 26, 2010

January 26, 2010

Here’s a list of the newest cover songs that are hitting the market today.  If you see anything missing, feel free to contact me!

Bruce SpringsteenWe Shall Overcome (Peter Seger)

Stevie WonderBridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)

Shakira (w. The Roots)I’ll Stand By You (The Pretenders)

Mary J. Blige (w. The Roots)Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster)

Taylor SwiftBreathless (Better Than Ezra)

Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban & Kid RockLean On Me (Bill Withers)

Justin Timberlake (w. Charlie Sexton)Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

Jennifer HudsonLet It Be (The Beatles)

Dave Matthews & Neil YoungAlone & Forsaken (Hank Williams)

Eddie VedderMy City of Ruins (Bruce Springsteen)

Taking DawnThe Chain (Fleetwood Mac)

Seasons AfterCry Little Sister (Gerard McMann)

Collie ColbaitI Want You Back (Jackson 5) & Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)

Barry ManilowI Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos) & Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)

Brian ColburnYer So Bad (Tom Petty)

Melody GardotOver The Rainbow (Judy Garland)

Number One Gun Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)

HotratsCrystal Ship (The Doors), (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) (Beastie Boys) & Pump It Up (Elvis Costello)

Corinne Bailey RaeLittle Wing (Jimi Hendrix)

Finally, if you know of a new release that you’d like to see included in CBN’s New Release wall, please visit the Submissions page. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.