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  • 5 best 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' covers

    5 best 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' covers

    Bing Crosby originally recorded "I'll Be Home For Christmas" in 1943, based on a song written by Kim Gannon. The song almost didn't see the light of day as many music professionals rejected the song before Crosby decided to record it. The reason for the controversy was the last line "I'll be home...
  • Listen to D.R.A.M.'s Christmas mixtape '#1HappyHoliday'

    Listen to D.R.A.M.'s Christmas mixtape '#1HappyHoliday'

    In a remarkable display of generosity, Hampton, Va.-based rapper D.R.A.M. released a new Christmas themed mixtape entitled #1HappyHoliday. The three-song digital release includes one new track as well as covers of Nat King Cole’s holiday classic “The Christmas Song” and Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell...
  • Watch Lorde cover songs by Whitney Houston and Powderfinger

    Watch Lorde cover songs by Whitney Houston and Powderfinger

    New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde clearly has a penchant for performing covers. Earlier this month, the “Yellow Flickr Beat” hitmaker made headlines around the world for her sultry cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire.” And as reported by Stereogum, the Kiwi songstress was back in again...
  • Listen: Margo Price's remarkable cover of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble'

    Listen: Margo Price's remarkable cover of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble'

    On Nov. 22, country-soul rising star Margo Price memorable a notable guest appearance on NPR’s long-running radio talk show “Fresh Air.” A talented up-and-coming musician appearing on the Terry Gross hosted program isn’t notable in of itself but an unexpected cover performed by Price makes her...
  • 5 best 'The Christmas Song' covers

    5 best 'The Christmas Song' covers

    “The Christmas Song” may not be a title that immediately rings a bell with Yuletide listeners, but as soon as the opening line of “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” hits, you know it. Ironically, one of the songs most associated with Christmas was written on a scorching day in July when...
  • 5 best 'Wonderful Christmas' covers

    5 best 'Wonderful Christmas' covers

    Although the vast majority of classic Christmas songs were recorded in the early to mid-20th century, Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” is a rare exception. Written in 1979 during the sessions for his classic 1980 solo album McCartney II, “Christmastime” is an almost pointedly untraditional...
  • 5 best 'White Christmas' covers

    5 best 'White Christmas' covers

    According to some accounts, great American composer Irving Berlin wrote “White Christmas” while staying at a La Quintana Inn in Southern California in 1940. Inspired by the sights and sounds that he associated with the holiday seasons of his youth in New York, Berlin created a song timeless and...
  • 5 best 'Jingle Bells' covers

    5 best 'Jingle Bells' covers

    One of the most heralded holiday songs of all time, "Jingle Bells" has become a staple singalong in American culture over the last two centuries. Originally written by Boston songwriter James Lord Pierpont in 1857, the song has since been covered by countless artists, children's choirs and families...
  • 5 best 'Silver Bells' covers

    5 best 'Silver Bells' covers

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, what better way to get in the spirit than with some classic Christmas sing-a-longs? One of the most well-known Christmas jingles ever created, "Silver Bells" has been covered by countless A-list artists since the release of Bing Crosby's original...
  • 5 best 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' covers

    5 best 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' covers

    Legendary songstress Judy Garland first introduced Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane’s shimmering holiday classic in the 1944 musical film “Meet Me in St. Louis.” In the movie, Garland’s character Esther, sings the song to her little sister Tootie (played by Margaret O’Brien), to try and cheer her up...
  • 5 best 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' covers

    5 best 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' covers

    Few songs truly embody the holiday season like “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” One of the earliest non-religious holiday songs to become popular, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and first recorded in 1934. The song was an instant hit and has...
  • Metallica perform at New York's Webster Hall in September, 2016. 

    Watch Metallica cover Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger' in Manchester

    Metallica made a stop on their Hardwired World Tour in Manchester, U.K. on Saturday night to perform at the city’s famous Manchester Arena. This is the same Manchester Arena that where back on May 22, a bombing left 23 people killed just inside of the venue during an Ariana Grande concert. On...
  • Watch: The Disco Biscuits performed a cover of the ‘Stranger Things’ theme during Worcester concert

    Watch: The Disco Biscuits performed a cover of the ‘Stranger Things’ theme during Worcester concert

    Veteran jam band The Disco Biscuits were at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on Friday night, which wrapped up a two-night residency at the New England venue. Like many entertainment-loving folks around the country, they too must have been quite excited for the season two premiere of Netflix’s...
  • Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins covers 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus

    Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins covers 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus

    Billy Corgan, frontman of the influential alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins performed one of the year's most unconventional covers during his solo performance at Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theater, as he covered "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus. In an interview from 2014, Corgan was asked...
  • Watch: The War on Drugs cover Neil Young’s ‘Like a Hurricane’ during Toronto concert

    Watch: The War on Drugs cover Neil Young’s ‘Like a Hurricane’ during Toronto concert

    Anyone who has followed the musical growth of The War on Drugs over the last decade, or has at least listened to their last few albums, can tell you that the band’s principal songwriter in Adam Granduciel is quite the fan of classic singer-songwriters in the world of rock. Influences like...
  • Watch: Bob Dylan honors former bandmate Tom Petty with cover of ‘Learning To Fly’

    Watch: Bob Dylan honors former bandmate Tom Petty with cover of ‘Learning To Fly’

    Bob Dylan joined the growing list of artists on tour who are making sure to throw Tom Petty covers into their nightly sets in honor of the late classic rocker. Dylan and his band were at the 1stBank Center in Denver on Saturday night, where he appropriately closed out his 21-song set by covering...
  • Umphrey's McGee perform at Central Park SummerState in New York City 

    Watch: Umphrey’s McGee open New York residency with Tom Petty birthday tribute

    Prog-rock jam outfit Umphrey’s McGee kicked off their weekend residency in the New York City area on Friday night with a wild 14-song double set at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show was the first of three concerts taking place in the New York City metro area this weekend, with two...
  • 5 times kids covered classic rock hits

    5 times kids covered classic rock hits

    Contrary to what ageless artists like Steven Tyler and Keith Richards may have you believe, rock and roll was never meant for the old soul. That being said, the spirit of rock music can come from anyone and anywhere, even if it’s when you’re waiting for that ridiculously long red light to change...
  • Listen: Ryan Adams puts his spin on Tegan and Sara's 'Back in Your Head'

    Listen: Ryan Adams puts his spin on Tegan and Sara's 'Back in Your Head'

    Tegan and Sara are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their fifth studio album The Con by releasing a star-studded covers edition appropriately dubbed The Con X: Covers, on Oct. 20. The Canadian native identical twin sisters released Ryan Adams’ cover of “Back in Your Head” earlier today (Oct....
  • Watch: Sam Smith performs two of George Michael's biggest hits on BBC Radio 1

    Watch: Sam Smith performs two of George Michael's biggest hits on BBC Radio 1

    Sam Smith honored his music hero during his recent visit to the BBC Radio 1 live lounge. The global British superstar hit the stage for BBC Radio 1’s 50th anniversary and performed an Alicia Keys cover before launching into a mashup of two of George Michael’s biggest hits, “Father Figure” and “Faith...
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