The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers turned Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” into a Killers song—complete with interpretative dance by drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.—at the band’s Saturday V Festival performance in England.
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Dolly Parton explains her new gospel cover of Bon Jovi's 'Lay Your Hands on Me' (you read that right!)
Dolly Parton releases her 42nd album, Blue Smoke, on May 13, and one song on the track list might surprise you: a cover of Bon Jovi’s 1988 hit “Lay Your Hands on Me.”
“I always loved the song, but the first time I heard it — because I grew up in a Pentecostal church, where people believed in healing hands and laying your hands on someone — I just thought, “Wow, that would make a fantastic gospel song,” Parton tells EW.
Still, she knew the sexualized lyrics would need a bit of an overhaul. “You can’t take liberties with people’s song without running it by them, so I contacted Jon and Richie Sambora, who wrote the song together, and asked them, ‘I would love to do this as a gospel song, would y’all help me put that together?’ They were all for it, and everybody threw in their little ideas, and I threw in mine,” she says. READ FULL STORY
Oscar Isaac, the title star of the Coen Brothers’ new ’60s folk-scene chronicle Inside Llewyn Davis, showed up on Jimmy Fallon last night, and of course Jimmy wouldn’t let him leave without proving his real-life music bona fides.
Inside Llewyn Davis is in theaters now.
The lady who twerks can also sing — when she’s not busy lighting up a stunt doobie.
Miley Cyrus followed up her headline-ready performance at the MTV EMA Music Awards over the weekend with a stirring performance for Live Lounge on BBC Radio 1. After performing her hit “Wrecking Ball,” the singer, clad in a black turtleneck (Is this the most shocking thing she could wear at this point?), sang a slightly country-influenced version of Lana Del Rey’s contemplative ballad, “Summertime Sadness.”
Longtime Cyrus fans will note that this cover is very reminiscent of some tracks she memorably covered for her December 2012 “Backyard Sessions,” where she garnered attention for her stripped-down, emotionally naked performances.
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Lorde covers Tears for Fears classic 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' -- hear it here
Question: What does a 17-year-old craving a different kind of buzz do for a giant movie franchise about post-apocalyptic teens fighting for their lives?
Answer: Sing a song that’s older than them all! In the latest roll-out from the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, Lorde takes on Tears for Fears’ 1985 chart topper “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”
Listen to her clanging, atmospheric, and veryverydramatic take here: READ FULL STORY
The Staten Island-bred singer-songwriter has already found love — and half a million pageviews — with her take on Rihanna wrecked romance anthem; it’s one of the songs on her all-covers EP with her side project Army of 3, featuring producer Chris Kuffner and director Dylan Steinber. (She’s working on a regular studio album too, due out this winter.)
“I love pop music but I wanted cover these songs in a different way, with a unique arrangement,” says Michaelson. “I chose songs that are ‘of the moment’ because I love being able to capture something at its height and put my own little twist on it. When people started asking how they could get the recordings we decided to make a few more and put them out.”
Also on the EP, out today: their version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody,” and an un-gender-bent take on Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” which you can hear exclusively here: READ FULL STORY
Stand back, Hannah Horvath — there’s more than one way to skin the brilliant dance-jam cat this is “Dancing On My Own.”
Last night on the BBC, Kings of Leon gave it the full-on Joshua Tree slow burn treatment. So far away, but still so near – watch it here:
The Kings will also headline the ongoing iTunes Festival in London tomorrow night; but you can still experience it live in housepants, too.
Stripped-down covers: Got to love them.
Ellie Goulding took on Justin Timberlake’s single “Mirrors” at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, adding some piano and a more soulful edge. For those that love the building beat of the original, that’s still here (just check out 1:45) but Goulding’s vocal riffs give the tune a whole new flavor. Besides a cover, she also debuted a version of her new single “Burn” at the event, off of her new album Halcyon Days, which is an update of her album Halcyon.
Listen to “Mirrors” and “Burn” below: READ FULL STORY
Back in the late ’90s, something happened that was so magical it would never be heard of again: Prince, that avid hater of the Internet, took a stab at Web 1.0 and posted onto his site a RealPlayer stream of himself and Marva King covering Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One.” (Of course, since he’s Prince, he called it “Ur Still the 1,” but it’s the same song.) Some 16 years then passed, and people went on with their daily lives and bought iPods and Zunes, and the song was forgotten.
Until now. Dan Chamberlain dug up the relic while ripping old “Napster-era” mix CDs onto his laptop, and now the great cover demo is back in our lives, America. Give it a listen below:
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