Metal giants METALLICA headlined their third consecutive
Helping Hands Concert & Auction event, benefiting their own
All Within Hands foundation. It supports local food banks
while on tour by donating a portion of every ticket sold
It all happened in Los Angeles where the band started their set
with five acoustic songs, including a cover of the 1976 piece
Borderline (from the Johhny The Fox LP) by Irish rock legends
Check it out.
All Within Hands: Website
25 December 2022
THE AFGHAN WHIGS had a monumental 2022.
With their 10th longplayer How Do You Burn? (voted Best Album of 2022 by
Turn Up The Volume) the avid guitar-riff Greg Dulli orchestra scored a triumphant
comeback and their extensive tour, of which I saw 2 steaming concerts in Belgium,
was a towering success. Hail hail!
To give these Xmas holidays a Whigstouch maestro Dulli shared
a Spotify playlist with 7 covers by band and named it Ephemera .
I Would Die 4 You by Prince
Girl From The North Country by Bob Dylan
Modern Love by David Bowie
A Crime by Anni DiFranco
Everything She Does Is Magic by The Police
Lovecrimes by Frank Ocean
See Don’t See by Marie “Quennie” Lyons
7 jingle covers.
THE AFGHAN WHIGS: Facebook – Instagram
Antwerp (Belgium) – 20 November 2022 – photo by TUTV
Lokerse Feesten (Belgium) – 10 August 2022 – pic by TUTV
24 December 2022
(Credit: Press †††)
††† aka CROSSES is Deftones singer Chino Moreno and producer,
multi-instrumentalist SHAUN LOPEZ. They work(ed) for a long time
together – on and off – on the Crosses project.
Last week they dropped a brand new 6-track EP titled PERMANENT.RADIANT.
And now they join the never-ending queue of artists singing a lullaby around
the Xmas tree. They picked the 1987 George Michael ballad torch One More Try
to cover for the festive Holidays.
Check it out
29 November 2022
Michael Alden Hadreas aka PERFUME GENIUS has recorded four
songs performed live for Spotify’s series of Live At Electric Lady EPs
One track is a cover of a RADIOHEAD
song 4 MINUTE WARNING from their
2007 album In Rainbows.
Hadres has a similar vulnerable vocal
timbre as Thom Yorke, causing goosebumps.
PERFUME GENIUS: Facebook – Instagram
10 November 2022
Band: THE JAILBIRDS
Who: Hard hittin’ rock unit from Ontario, CA
Cover: HIGHWAY STAR
Original by legends Deep Purple from their LP
Machine Head which topped the UK Charts
50 years ago.
Single art by Mikhael Feliks
The band: ” ‘Highway Star’ was one of, if not the first cover song we learned
as a band when we started. It had everything a band needed to be able to do,
packed into one song. The solos, the rhythms, the vocals, it’s all there, and it’s
all on 11. It is quite a tough song to play, and we saw it as a challenge for
ourselves. It has become the staple song we always cover live when time
allows for it.”
I’m pretty sure that Deep Purple would dig this superheated version.
It has all the Purple characteristics. hair-raising guitar riffs and solos,
relentless drum/bass puissance, sky-scraping vocals, and the volume
to the max. Hell bloody highway hell!
Bang your head here…
THE JAILBIRDS: Facebook – Instagram
14 October 2022
RUN ON also known as GOD’S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN is an old
American folk traditional about how you can’t escape God’s wrath.
Black gospel/spiritual band The Golden State Quartet released the first
known version back in 1946. Afterward, a cast of superstars including Elvis
Presley, Odetta, Johnny Cash, and many more covered the song.
Now it’s PJ HARVEY‘s turn. She recorded her version for the soundtrack
of Bad Sisters, a black comedy/thriller series running on Apple TV+.
Harvey turned the traditional into a vintage Harvey song.
The Golden State Quartet – 1946
Beck covered Neil Young‘s 1972 classic
Old Man with a tender acoustic take.
Beck‘s performance was destined to be used in a commercial to
promote this Sunday’s NLF (National Football League) game with
the Kansas City Chiefs vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on
the Sunday Night Football broadcast.
Watch the promo here.
Neil Young who never ever gave permission to use any of his songs for
commercial advertising, in any way, is not so happy with Beck’s move, as
he showed with a picture, without a caption, on his Instagram account.
I wonder who will be the loser of Sunday’s game.
Beck cover in full
Neil Young original
24 September 2022
Fleetwood Mac heroine STEVIE NICKS (born Stephanie Lynn Nicks, 74 years ago)
played some solo shows this past summer. One of the setlist’s songs was her
cover of a 60s classic gem named For What It’s Worth by Americana legends
Buffalo Springfield (1966–1968) featuring giants Stephen Stills and Neil Young.
She now recorded and shared it.
Nicks: “I am so excited to release my new song this Friday. It’s called ‘For What It’s Worth’
and it was written by Stephen Stills in 1966. It meant something to me then, and it means
something to me now. I always wanted to interpret it thru the eyes of a woman — and it seems like today, in the times that we live in — that it has a lot to say… I can’t wait for you to hear it.”
STEVIE NICKS: Facebook – Instagram
To honor OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, who passed away on 8 August
at the age of 73, following along severe battle against breast cancer,
veteran Riot Grrls Sleater-Kinney, Aussie songstress Courtney Barnett
and American actor/comedian Fred Armisen teamed up at a festival
in Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington, a couple of days ago.
They performed her massive 1981 hit PHYSICAL. It became a lively celebration
of the late superstar. Almost everybody with hairbands (as in Olivia’s sweaty video
of back then). S-K’s Corin Tucker did the vocals and the ONJ gym dance with
Watch the wonderfully fun tribute here…
The ONJ original
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: Bio – Discography
(thanks to Steve for sharing his footage of the live performance)
21 August 2022
Fabulous songstress PJ HARVEY shared her cover
of the LEONARD COHEN musing WHO BY FIRE.
It’ll feature on the soundtrack for a new dark
comedy/thriller series, named Bad Sisters
for Apple TV+
The late genial Cohen wrote/recorded the song in
1974 for his album New Skin for the Old Ceremony.
PJ Harvey: “It was a very enjoyable day spent recording the version of Leonard Cohen’s
“Who By Fire” for Bad Sisters. I had spoken to Sharon Horgan in advance of the recording session, so I understood why she felt the song’s lyric was so perfect for the series, but also understood what nuances of Leonard’s performance she most loved, and therefore what
to try and recapture but in my own way.”
PJ HARVEY: Facebook
(Image on top: cover of her album ‘Demos – To Bring You My Love’)