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EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Stump Covers Buddy Holly


To celebrate what would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday next month, Patrick Stump, Zooey Deschanel, Cobra Starship, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr, and others have contributed covers of the rock pioneer’s songs to the tribute LP Listen to Me: Buddy Holly (out Sept. 6).Listen to Stump’s version of “Everyday” below, exclusively on

Stump beefs up the original recording, from Holly’s self-titled 1958 album, with xylophone, soaring strings, and gospel-style female backing vocals. And Stump’s high-pitched pipes lend themselves well to the material.

Holly’s influence has reached many other contemporary musicians. Another tribute LP, Rave On Buddy Holly, dropped earlier this summer with covers from Modest Mouse, the Black Keys, Cee Lo, Julian Casablancas, My Morning Jacket, and Fiona Apple. Read SPIN’s review here.

LISTEN: Patrick Stump, “Everyday”