Warner Celebrates 50th With Covered: A Revolution in Sound

    What better way for Warner Bros to celebrate its 50th anniversary than with an album featuring current WB artists covering classic tunes by the icons who made the label what it is today? Down the decades, some of rock’s greatest trailblazers have made Warner Bros their home, so it’s only fitting that Covered: A Revolution in Sound should do a little trailblazing of its own, or at least a little expectation-defying. While it may not be a huge stretch of the imagination to learn that, for instance, Avenged Sevenfold is covering Black Sabbath, or that Against Me! is taking on the legacy of The Replacements (please, no Goo Goo Dolls jokes), there are some choices here that, at least initially, seem intriguingly daft. Insane metallists Mastodon stomping on ZZ Top’s "Just Got Paid?" Check. Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs covering Madonna’s "Borderline?" Double check. Adam Sandler ripping into Neil Young’s "Like a Hurricane?" No, we’re not making it up — check and mate. For the curious (and if that last one doesn’t make you curious…), Covered is set to become available through Amazon only on March 10th, through other online retailers two weeks later, and as an honest-to-God CD on April 7.


    Track list for Covered: A Revolution in Sound:

    1. Mastodon: "Just Got Paid" (by ZZ Top)
    2. The Black Keys: "Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles" (by Captain Beefheart)
    3. Michelle Branch: "A Case Of You" (by Joni Mitchell)
    4. Against Me!: "Here Comes A Regular" (by The Replacements)
    5. Missy Higgins: "More Than This" (by Roxy Music)
    6. James Otto: "Into The Mystic" (by Van Morrison)
    7. Adam Sandler: "Like A Hurricane" (by Neil Young)
    8. Taking Back Sunday: "You Wreck Me" (by Tom Petty)
    9. The Used: "Burning Down The House" (by Talking Heads)
    10. Disturbed: "Midlife Crisis" (by Faith No More)
    11. Avenged Sevenfold: "Paranoid" (by Black Sabbath)
    12. The Flaming Lips With Stardeath And White Dwarfs: "Borderline" (by Madonna)