Among the many whose lives have been tragically cut short by COVID-19 was Adam Schlesinger, power-pop genius and co-founder of Fountains of Wayne. Conan O’Brien helps us say farewell, while looking towards a more hopeful future with the band’s cover of The Kinks’ Better Things, which they performed shortly after 9/11.
THE BEST Tributes
Upon hearing the news of the death of The Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek, Grammy-nominated musician Joseph Arthur recorded a contemplative one-take performance of himself covering The Cars classic You’re All I’ve Got Tonight. Arthur’s Come Back World tour starts 10/10/19 in Kansas City.
The most influential and beloved man in the history of comics has left us. Throughout his 95 years, he defined what a superhero can be, and created the juggernaut known as Marvel. While it leaves off right after 2008’s Iron Man, With Great Power… is a fitting tribute to his life.
While putting the finishing touches on his album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… last year, Dwight Yoakam learned the news of Prince’s death. He decided then and there to add another track in tribute to the artist, a twangy, bluegrass version of one of his most beloved tracks.
To kick off this year’s Star Wars Celebration, the official Star Wars YouTube channel released this beautiful tribute video which includes some rare, behind the scenes and interview footage of Carrie Fisher, along with some of her greatest moments playing Princess Leia.
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