Universal - Volbeat's Michael Poulsen discusses the impact guitarist/producer Rob…
- Posted on Dec 18th 2008 4:00PM by John D. Luerssen
We'd already done 'Atlantic City' at a charity benefit, so we kind of had an arrangement worked up, so we decided to record that," the Brooklyn-based frontman told XFM radio. "It's a pretty fun song, and I'm pretty happy with our version of it.
"We've been compared to Bruce Springsteen a lot, and he is a hero to all of us" Finn added. "It's flattering that he'd think of us, given the choice. We hope our version of the song conveys the respect we have for him as an artist."
Aside from Springsteen, rock legends including Bob Dylan and the Kinks have asked modern bands to interpret their songs for the project. Although the complete track listing isn't yet available, Beck will try his hand at Dylan's 'Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat,' Hot Chip will take on Joy Division's 'Transmission,' and the Kooks will rework the Kinks' ' Victoria.' The project will also feature support and contributions from U2, Elbow, Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Duffy and Rufus Wainwright.