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Bruce Springsteen, Liars, Spiritualized Cover Suicide

Musicians rally for a year-long series of vinyl singles honoring Suicide frontman Alan Vega's 70th birthday.

Happy birthday indeed! Bruce Springsteen, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Liars, Klaxons, and Nick Cave’s Grinderman, among others, will honor the 70th birthday of Suicide frontman and punk godfather Alan Vega — featured in Spin’s October issue — by covering his band’s tunes in a series of 10″ EPs to be released via UK-based label blastfirstpetite.

Each of the 12 monthly singles, in addition to featuring covers from the aforementioned artists plus scores of up-and-coming bands, will also deliver previously unreleased Suicide/Alan Vega tracks.

What’s more is that a six-disc box set culling 13 full live sets from Suicide, aptly entitled Live 1977/78, is planned for release this summer, though a specific date has yet to be announced. Suicide fans, be advised: Only 3,000 copies of the box set will go to presses, ensuring that they’ll get snatched up quickly.