Patti Smith – “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones cover) from Twelve, due April 24 on Columbia. Previously: Patti Smith at CBGB (and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) and Patti Smith: A Beacon in the City of Lights. Full P.R. babble after the jump…
Video of George W. Bush performing U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday.
“Bring the Noise” by Brent Runyon, This American Life contributor and author of The Burn Journals (excerpt). Chuck D would be proud. Or maybe not. Via bb. [Link updated 4-28-2015 thanks to the Wayback Machine.]
In front of what may have been the most respectful crowd ever assembled for an acoustic show, Decemberists leader Colin Meloy delivered an entertaining set that was equal parts humor and humility.
Acoustic “Straight Outta Compton” by Veruca Salt’s Nina Gordon. Better than the Gourds! Via Empty-handed.
Stream the Lips covering the Stripes: “Seven Nation Army” (Real). Throw in some Butthole Surfers references and a little political mumbo jumbo and they’ve got themselves a hit! Via NME.
White Stripes – “Jolene” live video: Real hi-fi, lo-fi; Windows hi-fi, lo-fi; QT. From live dvd Under Blackpool Lights: trailer (QT). Video: The White Stripes – “Jolene” [Update: Embedded YouTube, 11/22/2017.]
Postal Service – “Against All Odds” (yes, the Phil Collins song) video: Windows Media, hi-fi Real, lo-fi Real. From the Wicker Park soundtrack.
Rivers Cuomo has posted three cover songs on his website, the best being John Denver’s “Annie’s Song.” Via Billboard.