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Popular Songs You Won't Believe Are Actually Covers

May 16th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Popular Songs You Won't Believe Are Actually Covers
There are some cover songs out there that artists perform so well you forget someone did it first. We bet there’s a least a handful of songs on this list you thought weren't covers.

Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin (Jake Holmes)

This song actually has a pretty nasty past. Jimmy Page heard the song performed by Jake Holmes, who was opening for the Yardbirds while Page was a part of the band. The Yardbirds then bought a record of the song and copied it while adding new music for all of their instruments. While mostly reserved for live shows, it was included on a live album – and was the ...
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Jim Boggia's 'Misadventures in Stereo' Out Aug. 5

August 3rd, 2008 3:30pm EDT
Jim Boggia
Misadventures In Stereo, the third album by widely lauded singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jim Boggia, is unmistakably the work of a true believer and pop craftsman who's closely acquainted with music's capacity for transcendent uplift. His confessional, deeply personal lyrics tap into the deepest and most universal of human emotions. Born blind in one eye and with limited vision in the other, Boggia grew up an only child with an acutely developed ear for music. His early fascination for such iconoclastic pop classics as the Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society, Nilsson Sings N...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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'The Very Best Of Mick Jagger' To Be Released October 2 On Atlantic/Rhino Records

September 13th, 2007 6:15pm EDT
Mick Jagger
LOS ANGELES - The Very Best Of Mick Jagger, the first overview of his distinguished solo career, is set for release in the U.S. on October 2, on Atlantic/Rhino Records. It's a vivid reminder of the compelling gifts that brought Jagger fame in the first place. As an embodiment of all that rock 'n' roll can mean, he is virtually without peer and that is made plain on this compelling 17-track collection, which includes three previously unreleased performances.

But Mick, for better or worse, is also one of those figures who has far eclipsed the realm of rock 'n' roll to become one of the m...
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More Monkees Deluxe: 2nd Set Of Limited-Edition Reissues Out July 10

July 4th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Headquarters
The Monkees' tale is legendary. Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork were plucked by fate from a mass casting call in 1966. Asked to portray a zany rock band in the spirit of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, the quartet went on to out-sell the Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined; more than 16 million albums between 1966 and 1968. After Peter Tork's recent outcry against the Monkees' exclusion from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame despite their importance as a pop culture phenomenon, Los Angeles' KRTH-FM started a grass roots campaign to get the group inducted. Brian Wilso...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 15

June 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ice Cube
Happy Birthday to "Doogie Howser, M.D." star Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte (1972), actor/rapper Ice Cube (1969), "Friends" star Courteney Cox (1964), "Mad About You" star Helen Hunt (1963), baseball Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs (1958), "According to Jim" star Jim Belushi (1954), "Earnest" actor Jim Varney (1949; d. 2000), Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock (1949), Spencer Davis Group bassist Muff Winwood (1943), singer Harry Nilsson (1941; d. 1994), country legend Waylon Jennings (1937; d. 2002), musician Errol Garner (1921; d. 1977), Western actor Lash LaRue...
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Diana Ross Presents I Love You, A New Studio Album Dedicated To Romance

January 10th, 2007 11:02am EST
Diana Ross
Diana Ross is a global entertainment icon, a legendary musical treasure whose music has, for decades, inspired romance, happiness and joy. For her new studio album, Ms. Ross has drawn inspiration from romantic songs that have touched her heart through the years, and she has dedicated the album to this most powerful universal emotion: love. I Love You, to be released by Manhattan/EMI in CD and deluxe CD/DVD packages and digitally on January 16, presents 14 songs personally selected for the album by Diana Ross in appreciation of their timeless, classic expressions of love and romance, includ...
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New CD Reviews, October 24, 2006 (My Chemical Romance, John Legend, Brooke Hogan & more)

October 24th, 2006 10:58am EDT
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
A number of big releases hit stores this week, including the highly-anticipated return of My Chemical Romance with 'The Black Parade.' Plus look for the John Legend's sophomore album 'Once Again' and debuts from Brooke Hogan, Jibbs and more. Continue reading for reviews and info on this week's CD releases...

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance intended to dispel all such misconceptions with their third album, The Black Parade, an unabashed, old-fashioned concept album, complete with characters wandering through a vague narrative that concerns very big themes like...
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"My Name Is Earl" Soundtrack Features Exclusive New Recordings From Uncle Kracker, Matthew Sweet, and John Hiatt; Plus Earl's Own Picks

September 18th, 2006 12:29pm EDT
My Name Is Earl
"My Name Is Earl - The Album" features brand new, never before released tracks from Matthew Sweet, Uncle Kracker, John Hiatt and rock newcomers Van Nuys, recorded exclusively for the soundtrack. In addition, the album includes some of Earl's favorite songs used in episodes which aired during the premiere '05-'06 season. Shout! Factory worked with Earl (Jason Lee) and the show's creator Greg Garcia to put together the soundtrack, which also includes key sound bytes from the show, and an unheard vocal version of the "My Name Is Earl" theme song. "My Name Is Earl - The Album" arrives in sto...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 15

June 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ice Cube
Happy Birthday to "Doogie Howser, M.D." star Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte (1972), actor/rapper Ice Cube (1969), "Friends" star Courteney Cox (1964), "Mad About You" star Helen Hunt (1963), baseball Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs (1958), "According to Jim" star Jim Belushi (1954), "Earnest" actor Jim Varney (1949; d. 2000), Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock (1949), Spencer Davis Group bassist Muff Winwood (1943), singer Harry Nilsson (1941; d. 1994), country legend Waylon Jennings (1937; d. 2002), musician Errol Garner (1921; d. 1977), Western actor Lash LaRue...
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