The National, Kurt Vile Contribute Covers to ‘Songs For Australia’ Benefit Album
The National, Kurt Vile, Damien Rice and more have contributed cover tracks to Songs For Australia, a compilation album put together by Julia Stone to benefit brush fire relief efforts. Stone, an Australian singer-songwriter best known as one half of brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone, brought together local and international bands for the album, out March 5th on digital and in June on CD and vinyl.
The National’s contribution is a cover of INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” while Vile has taken on Nick Cave’s “Stranger Than Kindness.” Other covers include Sia’s “Chandelier” by Rice, Nick Cave’s “Ship Song” by Martha Wainwright, Matt Corby’s “Resolution” by Dermot Kennedy and The Go-Betweens’ “Streets Of Your Town” by Dope Lemon, a band from Stone’s brother Angus.
Stone has released her own track, a cover of “Beds Are Burning” Midnight Oil, along with a music video that pays tribute to Australian culture and wildlife. The song was originally meant as a one-off release, but she got such a good reception that it has expanded to an entire album.
“I received the most heart-warming replies from the biggest, busiest artists in the world,” Stone said in a statement. “Most of these artists have toured here, have family here, friends here, have lived here or spent time here. Everyone has such great memories of this country and to see it in flames was breaking everyone’s hearts.”
Pre-orders, which include bundles with tee-shirts and tote bags, are available here. Proceeds from the album will be distributed to several organizations: Firesticks, Landcare Australia, SEED, Emergency Leaders for Climate Action, WildArk and the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Kurt Vile Plots First North American Solo Tour in More Than 10 Years Kurt Vile will embark on his first North American solo tour in more than 10 years next spring. The musician — who usually hits the road with … read more
Revisiting Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s Storybook Romance Through the Years Instagram It’s a love story for the ages. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been in a loving relationship for more than three decades, which is almost an eternity in … read more
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Are Back as Santa and Mrs. Claus in The Christmas Chronicles 2 The Kringles are comin’ to town! Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn—or, should we say Santa and Mrs. Claus—are back! On Friday, Netflix announced … read more
Real-life couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn will reunite onscreen as North Pole lovebirds Santa and Mrs. Claus in “The Christmas Chronicles 2,” a sequel to the 2018 holiday movie from Netflix. While the movie won’t come out until next … read more
Kurt Volker, the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine, amended his testimony Tuesday from his private deposition. The Morning Joe panel discusses. Aired on 11/20/19. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well … read more
Kurt Volker, citing Biden link, becomes latest witness to revise testimony – NBC News WASHINGTON — Kurt Volker, the former U.S. envoy for Ukraine negotiations, told Congress on Tuesday he now sees that others in the Trump administration sought an … read more
Ari Melber discusses Amb. Kurt Volker’s amended testimony. He now says he didn’t know, at that time, that military aid to Ukraine had been linked to Ukraine launching investigations that would have been politically advantageous to the president. Aired on … read more
Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, strongly defended himself in his prepared opening statement, denying that he along with U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and Energy Secretary Rick Perry formed a separate “irregular” channel informing Ukraine … read more
Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, disputed Ambassador William Taylor’s description of an “irregular” channel dictating policy on Ukraine. “I don’t agree with his characterization of that,” Taylor said, noting that some members of the channel were U.S. … read more
In his opening remarks before the testimony of Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison, Congressman Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, slammed the Democrats’ impeachment strategy as a “drug deal.” He also claimed that TV viewing was … read more
Read Kurt Volker’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing Kurt D. Volker, Mr. Trump’s former special envoy to Ukraine, appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee on the third day of public impeachment hearings on Tuesday. Mr. Volker, … read more
Who Is Kurt Volker? Trump’s Former Special Envoy to Ukraine Will Testify WASHINGTON — As the impeachment inquiry has picked up speed in recent weeks, Americans have heard a lot about the “three amigos” — a trio of Washington figures … read more
The ‘Mayans M.C.’ WTF Report: The Final Kurt Sutter-Penned Episode Leans Into Total ‘Anarchy’ FX Welcome to our weekly chronicling of Mayans M.C. episodic moments that live up to the mindset of the series’ former co-showrunner, Kurt Sutter, whose Sons … read more
Nationals’ Kurt Suzuki Was Surprised by Donald Trump’s Hug at White House – Bleacher Report Evan Vucci/Associated Press The most-talked about moment from the Washington Nationals‘ visit to the White House also caught catcher Kurt Suzuki by surprise. Speaking to … read more
Read the Transcript of Kurt Volker’s Testimony Kurt D. Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, testified before impeachment investigators and provided text messages last month indicating that the White House linked a meeting between President Trump and the … read more
Impeachment inquiry: Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker transcripts to be released today — live updates – CBS News First transcripts in impeachment inquiry released The latest news on the impeachment inquiry House Democrats have released the transcripts of closed-door testimony … read more
President Trump hugged Kurt Suzuki after the Washington Nationals catcher put on a “Make America Great Again” hat at the White House on Monday. (Nov. 5) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 … read more
Kurt Sutter Believes That An Anti-Disney Joke In A ‘Mayans M.C.’ Script Led To His Firing Getty Image Less than two weeks ago, Mayans M.C. fans were stunned to learn that co-creator Kurt Sutter — who was already in the … read more
Kurt Cobain’s sweater, worn on MTV’s “Unplugged” in 1993, was auctioned for a record $334,000. Sweater was sold unwashed. Smells like teen spirit. … Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita this weekend. The “Big Ass Fans” Dirt Mile is Saturday — … read more
Kurt Cobain’s iconic green sweater sellsfor $334G at auction The iconic olive green sweater that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana’s 1993 MTV “Unplugged” performance sold at auction over the weekend for $334,000. Nirvana’s MTV “Unplugged” performance was filmed five months before … read more
Kurt Cobain cardigan sells at auction for $334,000 – BBC News A stained, cigarette-burned cardigan unwashed in nearly three decades has sold at auction for $334,000 (£260,000). Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain wore the green button-up during the band’s MTV “Unplugged” … read more
Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ cardigan sells for record-breaking £260,000 It is now the most expensive cardigan ever sold at auction Kurt Cobain during the taping of Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in 1993. The green cardigan Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana‘s iconic MTV … read more
Kurt Cobain’s green cardigan was sold for a record-breaking $334,000 – CNN At a two-day music auction this weekend, the Nirvana singer’s cardigan, which he wore at the band’s famous “MTV Unplugged” performance in New York in 1993, sold for … read more
Kurt Cobain’s ‘Unplugged’ Sweater Sells for Record $334,000 at Auction Kurt Cobain’s famed green cardigan from Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged concert sold for $334,000 at auction Saturday, establishing a new record for the most expensive sweater ever sold at auction and … read more