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Rockstars Pay Tribute to Buddy Holly With Cover Songs!

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly (photo: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images)

From Modest Mouse to Florence + The Machine, a handful of some of the best modern rockers have put together a record to pay tribute to a rock and roll legend.   This week marks the release of the Rave On Buddy Holly tribute album compiled by Fantasy Records. The album is packed with a star-studded list of contributors, including Paul McCartney, Patti Smith, My Morning Jacket, Julian Casablancas of the Strokes, Florence and the Machine, and Lou Reedamong others paying tribute to the early rock pioneer who died in 1959 at age 22. Listen to a full-album online stream for free this week courtesy of AOL Music.

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113 First Listen: The Black Keys Cover Buddy Holly On New Tribute  Disc


1. “Dearest” – The Black Keys

2. “Every Day” – Fiona Apple & Jon Brion

3. “It’s So Easy” – Paul McCartney

4. “Not Fade Away” – Florence + The Machine

5. “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care” – Cee Lo Green

6. “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” – Karen Elson

7. “Rave On” – Julian Casablancas

8. “I’m Gonna Love You Too” – Jenny O.

9. “Maybe Baby” – Justin Townes Earle

10. “Oh Boy” – She & Him

11. “Changing All Those Changes” – Nick Lowe

12. “Words Of Love” – Patti Smith

13. “True Love Ways” – My Morning Jacket

14. “That’ll Be The Day” – Modest Mouse

15. “Well…All Right” – Kid Rock

16. “Heartbeat” – The Detroit Cobras

17. “Peggy Sue” – Lou Reed

18. “Peggy Sue Got Married” – John Doe

19. “Raining In My Heart” – Graham Nash


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