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STREAM: Whatever Nevermind, Nirvana Tribute Album

Nirvana has a soft spot in my heart. I’m not a huge fan of their extremely distorted grungy sound, but MTV Unplugged in New York strips all that away, and it’s one of my favorite albums of all time. But this article isn’t about that. Nirvana fans will be in for a treat, because in honor of Record Store Day, a group of bands has compiled an awesome tribute album called Whatever Nevermind via Robotic Empire. You can purchase the album in stores today or stream it online. Whatever Nevermind…

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STREAM: Eddie Vedder Covers Hunters And Collectors’ “Throw Your Arms Around Me”

Eddie Vedder, with Crowded House rocker Neil Finn, has taken on Hunters and Collectors in a beautiful rendition of “Throw Your Arms Around Me.” Check out the stream after the jump. The track is off of an upcoming tribute album to the Australian band titled Crucible and will consist of 15 covers, 15 original recordings, and feature other artists such as Birds Of Tokyo and The Panics. Hunters and Collectors formed in Melbourne in the ’80s and played a very integral part in shaping the Australian rock’n’roll scene. Disbanding in 1998, they left…

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The National To Release Grateful Dead Tribute Album

To a new generation of Deadheads. The National has announced that they will be releasing a tribute album to the Grateful Dead sometime in 2014. Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Kurt Vile, and The War On Drugs are all signed up to take part in the compilation, which will donate proceeds to the AIDS non-profit, Red Hot Organization. You can purchase a CD from The National and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Yellowcard, Rise Against Amongst Featured On Tony Sly Tribute Album

Yellowcard, Simple Plan, and Rise Against are just a handful of the bands that will be featured on a tribute album to Tony Sly. The frontman of No Use For A Name joined the punk band in 1989, releasing nine full-length albums, various EPs, and several solo acoustic records.  Sly passed away unexpectedly in his sleep last summer at the young age of 41. You can check out the names of all the artists that will pay their respects on the album and the artwork after the jump. Although No Use For…

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Blind Melon Announce Concert Dates

Remember that song “No Rain?” The upbeat, alternative rock classic whose music video featured a young girl tap dancing in a bee costume was on heavy rotation in the ’90s. Well, Blind Melon is back and they have just announced three upcoming shows with Vertical Horizon! After the band officially separated in 1999 following the tragic death of lead singer Shannon Hoon, the surviving members stayed completely under the radar for almost a decade. Then, in 2006, the boys met singer Travis Warren and things started falling back into place. They released a full length…

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Jack White Talks U2 Cover For “Gatsby” Soundtrack

For the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, blues-rocker Jack White offers a dark and twisted cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness.”  As it turns out, White’s take on the song has not only been around for a while (it was featured on a U2 tribute album as well as a b-side for his single “Sixteen Saltines”) but it also has a deeply personal meaning for him.  “I talked to Jay-Z a lot,” White told Rolling Stone, referring to the rapper who is the Executive Producer for the soundtrack. “We went…

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