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  • 7 best Nirvana cover songs

    7 best Nirvana cover songs

    As arguably the most influential band of the '90s and a first-ballot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, Nirvana has influenced countless artists, even those whose careers began before theirs. Few artists and bands have dared to tackle Nirvana covers because Kurt Cobain's unique voice and style is...
  • Numerous musicians have covered the music of Jimi Hendrix over the years - but which versions stand out as the best?

    7 best Jimi Hendrix cover songs

    Jimi Hendrix died nearly half a century ago, yet his name and music are still as marketable and relevant today as it was back in the late 1960s. The music of the famous left-handed guitarist impacted generations of musicians both in and outside of the blues/rock realms, and his loose, bohemian image...
  • 7 best covers performed by Metallica

    7 best covers performed by Metallica

    Metallica remains one of the most successful heavy metal bands, one of the founders of the thrash metal scene and one of the best-selling bands in hard rock history. However, like most rock bands that broke out in the ‘80s, Metallica also showed a great love of covering songs by both their idols and...
  • 7 best covers performed by Johnny Cash

    7 best covers performed by Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash was a unique artist. He was without question one of the greatest country artists to ever record a song. At the same time, he had a punk-rock spirit before anyone knew what punk rock was. Part of the reason he is such an enduring artist is that no matter what he recorded - including songs...
  • 7 best Beatles cover songs

    7 best Beatles cover songs

    It's not difficult to find cover versions of The Beatles songs. They're one of the most covered bands in rock and roll history and, according to Mental Floss, “Yesterday” is the single most covered rock song ever, logging over 2200 individual versions. So choosing just seven best is a daunting task...
  • Watch James Arthur cover 'How to Save a Life' by The Fray

    Watch James Arthur cover 'How to Save a Life' by The Fray

    James Arthur stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on Dec. 21 and delivered a passionate cover of The Fray’s heartbreaking smash hit “How to Save a Life.” The British pop superstar injects a lot of feeling in the chorus as he pleads, “Where did I go wrong?/I lost a friend/Somewhere along in the...
  • Watch: Craig David shares live cover of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

    Watch: Craig David shares live cover of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

    Craig David is ready for Christmas. The veteran R&B singer sounds like he’s filled with plenty of holiday cheer with Christmas now less than a week away. So much so that he recorded a live duet cover of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and shared it with his fans on Wednesday. As seen...
  • 5 best 'Little Saint Nick' covers

    5 best 'Little Saint Nick' covers

    Christmas songs that get a lot of radio play tend to be the traditional, songs like The Christmas Song that have been passed down across generations. Still, a few more modern songs have attained iconic status and one of the most popular is “Little Saint Nick.” The song was written by Brian Wilson...
  • Review: Shovels & Rope give fans a holiday gift with surprise album 'Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2'

    Review: Shovels & Rope give fans a holiday gift with surprise album 'Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2'

    As the holidays approach, thoughts turn to gift giving. For the second time in three years, Shovels & Rope has given their fans a holiday gift in a surprise album release, Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2, releasing Dec. 8. Following the formula of 2015's Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1, the new album sees the...
  • Watch: Grateful Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby performs with Bon Iver during Richmond concert

    Watch: Grateful Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby performs with Bon Iver during Richmond concert

    Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was at The National in Richmond, Va. on Sunday night to perform a mostly solo show as part of his current 2017-18 North American winter tour. As part of the performance, which didn’t feature Vernon’s usual backing band, the indie-folk artist was joined on stage by his former...
  • 5 best 'Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree' covers

    5 best 'Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree' covers

    Christmas songs have been popular as far back as history tracks music, but rock and roll was a bit slower to embrace the holidays. One of the earliest rock and roll Christmas hits came in 1958 from an unlikely source. 13-year-old country vocalist Brenda Lee released the rockabilly number “Rockin...
  • 5 best 'It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas' covers

    5 best 'It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas' covers

    “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is a fun, catchy song that’s geared toward getting people in the holiday spirit. There’s magical, childlike wonder in the verses that describe “toys in every store” and “the holly that will be on your own front door.” The song was written in 1951 by...
  • 5 best 'Baby It's Cold Outside' covers

    5 best 'Baby It's Cold Outside' covers

    One of the holiday's most recognizable songs came about in 1944 when Frank Loesser wrote "Baby It's Cold Outside." He performed it with wife Lynn Garland for years before selling the rights to MGM in 1948 where it would then be placed in the movie "Neptune's Daughter." In 1949, several versions were...
  • 5 best 'Feliz Navidad' covers

    5 best 'Feliz Navidad' covers

    Since its creation in 1970 by famed Latin pop musician José Feliciano, "Feliz Navidad" has become a standout Christmas song each holiday season. The macaronic tune is one of the most downloaded Christmas songs in North America and has been recognized by ASCAP as a Top 25 Most-Played Christmas song...
  • 5 best Hanukkah songs

    5 best Hanukkah songs

    Every year, as November fades into December, the airwaves become steadily clogged with Christmas tunes. Where does that leave the Jewish listeners, who often feel as though culture overlooks them for a month or so? While they might not get the same airtime as this year's latest pop cover of "Jingle...
  • 5 best 'O Holy Night' covers

    5 best 'O Holy Night' covers

    “O Holy Night” was created in 1847 when French composer Adolphe Adam set music to a French poem “Minuit, chretiens” (Midnight, Christians) by wine merchant and poet Placide Cappeau. The original French title of the song was “Cantique de Noel.” A Unitarian minister named John Sullivan Dwight...
  • 5 best 'Do You Hear What I Hear' covers

    5 best 'Do You Hear What I Hear' covers

    “Do You Hear What I Hear?” was originally written in 1962 by husband-and-wife songwriting team Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker. Per the NY Times, the song was meant to be a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Harry Simeone Chorale released its first recorded version in 1962. It...
  • 5 best 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' covers

    5 best 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' covers

    He may be different from the rest of his reindeer friends, but Rudolph has become a staple in holiday folklore since first lighting up the night in Robert L. May's 1939 booklet. Since his creation, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been featured in everything from comics to children's book to...
  • Watch: Jamila Woods cover Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine and Destiny's Child

    Watch: Jamila Woods cover Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine and Destiny's Child

    In the last two years, singer-songwriter Jamila Woods has established herself as one of the most exciting new voices in the American R&B scene. Her 2016 debut album HEAVN was called one of the best of the year by outlets such as Pitchfork and collaborations with high-profile artists such as...
  • 5 best 'Little Drummer Boy' covers

    5 best 'Little Drummer Boy' covers

    In 1941, “The Little Drummer Boy” was born. Written by composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis, the song, about a poor young boy who had nothing to offer the newborn baby Jesus but a song on his drum, was first recorded by the Trapp Family Singers in 1951 and became a perennial holiday...
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