Alice Cooper Covers “Eleanor Rigby” On Upcoming Paul McCartney Tribute
September 29, 2014
Alice Cooper will appear on the upcoming ‘The Art of McCartney’ album, covering The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”. Re-working material by The Beatles isn’t new to Cooper, who also performed “Because” with the Bee Gees on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ movie soundtrack.
A fan of The Beatles since before he was ever performing, Cooper has been quoted as saying, “We were way influenced by the Beatles’ music, by the great songwriting of Lennon and McCartney. If you ask Ozzy OSbourne and Steven Tyler the same thing, you’ll find that there’s a lot of melody in what we all do. We’re always going to be a little more horse-powered than the Beatles were, but we always referred back to those melody lines.”
‘The Art Of McCartney’ is a long awaited and very special project celebrating one of the most universally acclaimed songwriters of all time, Sir Paul McCartney. With backing provided by McCartney’s long time band, classic tracks such as “Maybe I’m Amazed”, “My Love”, “The Long And Winding Road”, “When I’m 64”, “Let It Be”, “Helter Skelter”, “Eleanor Rigby”, and “Live And Let Die” have been recorded by some of the world’s greatest artists.
The calibre of artists showing their respect to McCatney’s songwriting genius is truly staggering. Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, The Cure, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Dr John, Yusuf, Barry Gibb, Jamie Cullum, KISS, Chrissie Hynde, ELO legend Jeff Lynne, and many more have recorded McCartney songs exclusively for this album.
‘The Art Of McCartney’ is slated for release on November 18th and can be pre-ordered now at theartofmccartney.com.
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