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Mark Kozelek Drifts Down ‘Moon River’ With Lovely New Cover

If your guard is up upon seeing a headline about Mark Kozelek covering a traditional pop song, it'd be hard to blame you — the…
Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2016

Hear Tame Impala’s Eerie Cover of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide in Me’

For Tame Impala's latest contribution to Australian radio station Triple J's "Like a Version" cover series — which previously saw the band take on OutKast's…
Andrew Unterberger / November 13, 2015

Taylor Swift Performs ‘You Oughta Know’ With Alanis Morissette

Taylor Swift has performed with a lot of purported role models on the 1989 World Tour, but few (if any) of the duets have felt…
Andrew Unterberger / August 25, 2015

Watch Kelly Clarkson’s Slowed Down Cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’

Kelly Clarkson filled in a "Blank Space" of her Piece by Piece Tour when she covered Taylor Swift's standout 1989 cut while touring in Canada. The…
James Grebey / July 26, 2015

Punch Brothers Offer a Frantic Bluegrass Take on the Strokes’ ‘Reptilia’

Something about bluegrass covers just tend to work — listen to how easily the Punch Brothers' hectic, speedy mandolin strumming lends itself to the Strokes' "Reptilia."
James Grebey / May 12, 2015

Stream Nick Jonas’ Smooth, Acoustic Cover of Years & Years’ ‘King’

Nick Jonas covered Years & Years' hit "King" for BBC Radio 1, opting to strip the track of its electronic blips and speedy pace, and instead…
James Grebey / April 10, 2015

Bleachers Load Up on Synths and Auto-Tune for Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Dear Prudence’

Say this for Jack Antonoff: Most Beatles covers struggle with the notion of doing anything new or interesting with their renditions for fear of besmirching…
Andrew Unterberger / March 27, 2015

Jack White Croons Uneasy Cover of Harry Connick Jr.’s ‘Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There)’

Jack White tried his hand at Harry Connick Jr.'s big-band classic "Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There)" for his latest Lazaretto B-side. The somewhat spooky-sounding track…
James Grebey / February 11, 2015

Watch the Orwells Cover the Stooges’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ on a Ski Slope

The Orwells left their gritty punk garage to hit the slopes for a performance of the Stooges' 1969 classic, "I Wanna Be Your Dog," as part…
James Grebey / January 29, 2015

FIDLAR Covered Sheryl Crow’s ‘If It Makes You Happy,’ and It’s Just a Little Strange

Proudly NSFW punk outfit FIDLAR decided to record a cover of Sheryl Crow's 1996 classic "If It Makes You Happy," because why wouldn't they? The…
James Grebey / January 16, 2015

Fall Out Boy Probably Aren’t the Best Band to Cover ‘Uptown Funk’

Fall Out Boy aren't terrible. The songs off their upcoming album aren't great, but the pop-punk foursome are talented musicians, and they tend to be…
James Grebey / January 13, 2015

SPIN’s Complete Covers Gallery: The 2000s to Today

To celebrate SPIN's 28th birthday, we'll be looking back at all our covers, from the Herb Ritts-shot Madonna image that appeared on our very first…
SPIN Staff / July 2, 2013

SPIN’s Complete Covers Gallery: The 1990s

To celebrate SPIN's 28th birthday, we'll be looking back at all our covers, from the Herb Ritts-shot Madonna image that appeared on our very first…
SPIN Staff / May 7, 2013

SPIN’s Complete Covers Gallery: The 1980s

In 1985, the first issue of SPIN arrived with the following statement of purpose from founder Bob Guccione Jr.:…
SPIN Staff / March 26, 2013

Hear Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Killers Cover U2

Three more covers of songs from U2's 1991 pivot-into-artsiness Achtung Baby recorded for British music magazine Q's compilation commemorating the album's 20th anniversary have arrived…
Marc Hogan / October 25, 2011