News Roundup: Bruce and Rolling Stones Rumors, U2 Tribute, Kings Of Leon Doc

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In conjunction with U2’s Achtung Baby 20th Anniversary reissue that’s coming down the pike, Q Magazine has commissioned an album of corresponding covers, featuring the likes of Patti Smith (“Until The End Of The World’), Damien Rice (“One”), Jack White (“Love Is Blindness”) and Depeche Mode (“So Cruel”).

Says Bono: “It’s strange, because when I hear the album, when U2 do it, all I hear is what’s wrong with it. But when I heard all these artists doing it, I thought, ‘It’s really good.'”

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Check out a brand new Pearl Jam song, “Ole,” and watch Eddie Vedder sing “Balls In Your Mouth” (it’s not what you think) with Jimmy Fallon, from last night’s Late Night episode, here.

Rumors are swirling that a new Bruce Springsteen album might be due this Fall. Producer Ron Aniello (who produced Patti Scialfa’s Play It As It Lays album) and drummer Matt Chamberlin have both alluded to working with The Boss on an unnamed project.

Another pressing rock rumor is that The Rolling Stones will be reuniting for one last tour, to celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band. We remember when people used to ask Mick Jagger if he could imagine performing at 50 years old — funny how that turned out.

If you missed the unflinchingly honest Kings of Leon documentary Talihina Sky on Showtime, you can pick up the DVD and bluRay in stores on November 1, or order it digitally through iTunes. The DVD and BluRay versions will feature 45 minutes worth of bonus material and additional scenes.

Ryan Adams dropped by New York radio station WNYC to discuss his song “New York, New York” and it’s changing role after 9/11. Listen to the audio below.


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