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Listen: Peter Gabriel’s Covers Album, Plus An Album of Peter Gabriel Covers

This is cool. Peter Gabriel cut an album of favorite cover songs, and he asked the artists who originally recorded those songs to each cover a song of his.

Artists who cover Gabriel’s songs: Feist, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Randy Newman, David Byrne, Bon Iver, Brian Eno and more.

You can listen at NPR.

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Nirvana, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel Among Artists to be Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

Nirvana, Kiss and Cat Stevens are among the six artists/bands that will be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10th, 2014.

Also to be inducted are Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates and Cat Stevens.

The Beatles manager Brian Epstein (who died of an overdose in August 1967) and Andrew Loog Oldham, who worked with the Rolling Stones, will each be given the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence.

Nominees who didn’t make it in this year: Chic, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, the Meters, N.W.A., the Replacements, Link Wray, Yes and the Zombies.

For what it’s worth, I would have liked to see these artists inducted: Nirvana, the Replacements, the Meters, N.W.A., Link Wray, Peter Gabriel and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Oh well.

Cat Stevens, “Wild World”:

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Listen: Stream Peter Gabriel’s Revamped “Courage”

“Courage” was a song that Peter Gabriel demoed but never completed when he was recording his 1986 solo album, So.

Twenty-five years later Gabriel did some more work on the song. He explains:

“When So drew to a close I didn’t feel the song was delivering in the way I had hoped, so decided not to include it. When we were reviewing all the material from that time, we wanted to take a fresh look at it and get it finished. I always liked the track and very much enjoyed the playing on it, especially the energy of the drums.”

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