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  • 7 best Eagles cover songs

    7 best Eagles cover songs

    The Eagles were formed in the early 1970s and almost immediately became the preeminent band in the area of country rock and California rock. Groups like Poco and before them Buffalo Springfield and Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band pioneered these genres, but The Eagles brought the sound to the...
  • Amanda Palmer takes on Joni Mitchell's 'Big Yellow Taxi' with help from Zoe Keating and more

    Amanda Palmer takes on Joni Mitchell's 'Big Yellow Taxi' with help from Zoe Keating and more

    Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer's combination of timely topics, impressive collaborations, and beautiful musical arrangements continues with a new "goth" cover of Joni Mitchell's classic "Big Yellow Taxi." The track was originally requested by Maria Popova for her annual poetry-and-science-infused...
  • Bad Wolves cover Pantera's 'Sandblasted Skin' in tribute to Vinnie Paul

    Bad Wolves cover Pantera's 'Sandblasted Skin' in tribute to Vinnie Paul

    Heavy metal masters Bad Wolves recently paid tribute to the late Vinnie Paul with an electrifying cover of Pantera’s “Sandblasted Skin,” which hails from the 1996 Billboard 200 Top 10 album The Great Southern Trendkill. The Los Angeles native band posted a clip of the live performance on Facebook on...
  • 7 best Paul McCartney cover songs

    7 best Paul McCartney cover songs

    With a career that spans more than 50 years, Paul McCartney is widely regarded as one of the biggest, most influential singer-songwriters in music history. As co-founder and frontman of The Beatles, fans, critics and scholars alike agree that McCartney and his band mates John Lennon, George Harrison...
  • Listen: Chvrches deliver a beautifully haunting  cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’

    Listen: Chvrches deliver a beautifully haunting cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’

    Chvrches have shared a brand new cover of “Stay,” the 2013 chart-topping piano ballad from Rihanna alongside Mikky Ekko. The Scottish synth-pop band’s interpretation of the song was shared earlier this week as part of their Spotify Singles EP, a two-track digital-only release which was recorded at...
  • Watch: Weezer perform ‘Africa’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ with help from Toto’s Steve Porcaro

    Watch: Weezer perform ‘Africa’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ with help from Toto’s Steve Porcaro

    The fans have complained, and Weezer has listened. The popular rock band continues to play (plenty of pun intended) with their fans, as well as the fans of Toto, with their ongoing tribute covers of the classic rock band. Following some previously released covers of Toto’s “Rosanna” and “Toto...
  • Listen: Paramount Network releases Kelly Clarkson's cover of 'American Woman' for TV series

    Listen: Paramount Network releases Kelly Clarkson's cover of 'American Woman' for TV series

    With Kelly Clarkson's latest album, Meaning of Life, it seems the original "American Idol" winner's face is everywhere. From NBC's "The Voice" to hosting the Billboard Music Awards, she's more confident and in control than ever. Recently, she's been teasing the release of a cover of The Guess Who's...
  • The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne shares update on collaborative EP with Mac DeMarco

    The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne shares update on collaborative EP with Mac DeMarco

    Last year, it was reported at the end of the summer that veteran psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips were in cahoots with Mac DeMarco on a collaborative recording project where the two popular acts would be covering three of each other's songs. The EP project was certainly given plenty of momentum...
  • 7 best Chris Cornell cover songs

    7 best Chris Cornell cover songs

    While Chris Cornell came to prominence in the early '90s as one of the “big three” vocalists of the grunge era, alongside Eddie Vedder and Kurt Cobain, the wide ranging effects of his career were best evidenced when he died in 2017. Artists from rock and metal lined up to honor him, but so did hip...
  • 7 best Hall & Oates cover songs

    7 best Hall & Oates cover songs

    It's hard to think of the music of the '70s and '80s and not think about Hall & Oates. Their six #1 hits and over 40 million albums sold make them the most successful musical duo of all time. So it makes sense that artists from later generations, who grew up listening to songs like “Maneater...
  • 7 best The Who cover songs

    7 best The Who cover songs

    When discussions arise among fans about the greatest rock and roll band ever, three names pop up more than any others; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. While there is a good argument for any of the three, The Who has a strong claim to having sewn the seeds for more future genres than...
  • 7 best Guns N' Roses cover songs

    7 best Guns N' Roses cover songs

    It's been more than 30 years since Guns N' Roses burst on to the music scene with the Appetite for Destruction album. That's hard to believe. What is not hard to fathom, however, is how many bands have covered GNR songs over the three decades since the release of that seminal work. Plus, the variety...
  • 7 best Pink Floyd cover songs

    7 best Pink Floyd cover songs

    Pink Floyd has graced the pages of AXS.com a lot in the past few years, and the band is worthy of our time, deservedly so. After all, everyone knows the best songs, the awesome lyrics, and the key moments from the group's past that changed the music scene forever. It's nearly impossible to be a...
  • 7 best Stevie Wonder cover songs

    7 best Stevie Wonder cover songs

    Despite being only 67 years old, Stevie Wonder's musical career spans more than 55 years due to him starting out at Detroit's famed Motown at the age of 11. Billed at the time as “Little Stevie Wonder,” Wonder's music grew as he did and he quickly shed the moniker of child prodigy to become one of...
  • Interview: Country outlaw goes metal with DevilDriver's Dez Fafara

    Interview: Country outlaw goes metal with DevilDriver's Dez Fafara

    Every once in awhile, someone in music will put something together that's simply explosive - something out of the ordinary that makes fans of all genres and all walks of life just lean back and go 'woah!' And groove metal's DevilDriver has just put one of those projects together - only X 10.  Titled...
  • Watch: Darci Lynne Farmer and pal Oscar give Ed Sheeran shout out, cover 'Happier'

    Watch: Darci Lynne Farmer and pal Oscar give Ed Sheeran shout out, cover 'Happier'

    “America’s Got Talent” season 12 champ Darci Lynne Farmer (aka Darci Lynne) and her pal Oscar gave a special shout-out on Instagram to Ed Sheeran following the release of his puppet-filled music video for “Happier.” The 13-year-old ventriloquist and her ginger-haired mouse congratulated the “Shape...
  • 7 best AC/DC cover songs

    7 best AC/DC cover songs

    It's been 45 years since AC/DC was formed in Sydney, Australia, and in that time period, the rock band has released 17 studio albums and 47 singles. That's a lot of material, and considering how many albums the band has sold, it's only natural that a lot of other groups would have covered AC/DC's...
  • 7 best Iron Maiden cover songs

    7 best Iron Maiden cover songs

    For more than four decades now – longer than a good number of their current fans have even been alive – Iron Maiden has been a tour de force of heavy metal. With a signature, consistent sound and sixteen studio albums (one of which a double-album, no less) under their belts, this legendary English...
  • Watch: Ben Gibbard performs LGBT-friendly spin on The Beatles’ ‘And I Love Her’

    Watch: Ben Gibbard performs LGBT-friendly spin on The Beatles’ ‘And I Love Her’

    Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard was at the “Conan” studios in Los Angeles on Wednesday to perform his fresh cover of The Beatles’ 1964 ballad, “And I Love Her.” Gibbard’s new version however, has been given a makeover with reworked lyrics which fit into the LGBT community, thanks to the song's...
  • Taylor Swift covers Earth, Wind and Fire's 'September'

    Taylor Swift covers Earth, Wind and Fire's 'September'

    Superstar Taylor Swift has taken Earth, Wind and Fire's "September"--an upbeat, fun 1970s song that's a staple at weddings and celebrations everywhere--and completely turned it on its head. As part of the Spotify Singles series, which typically features both an original song and a cover, Swift opted...
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