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Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

10 Artists Whose Debut Singles Were Covers: Nirvana, Rush, And More

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Signing a brand new and therefore untested artist can be a risky move for most labels, so in order to get around this, some labels push their new artists to record cover songs for their debut singles as a sort of test run. Here are 10 artists who recorded cover songs for their debut singles.READ MORE

The Smiths - 'Shoplifters of the World Unite'

7 Album Covers With Musicians Who Aren't On The Album: The Beatles, The Smiths, And More

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Putting yourself on your own album cover is a pretty simple concept: if people see you on the cover, they'll assume you're the person singing on the album. However, these seven artists included musicians on their album covers that didn't appear in the album at all.READ MORE

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds -

5 Alt-Rock Albums With Multiple Cover Songs: Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, and more

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When an artist performs a cover song, especially alternative or punk artists, it's usually reserved for live shows or as a bonus track for an album, but on rare occasions these cover songs make their way into the album's proper tracklisting. However, even more rare is when an artist includes multiple cover songs on a single album. Here are five alternative rock albums with more than one cover song (excluding cover albums, of course).READ MORE

The Clash -

7 Album Covers That Are Homages to Other Albums: The Clash, Weezer, and more

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Musicians steal from each other all the times, whether it comes to lyrics, riffs, fashion, or in this case, album covers. Here are seven album covers that are homages (or rip-offs) to other albums.READ MORE

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