(hennemusic) U2 teamed with Elton John, Nick Cave, and Joan Jett are just two of the rockers featured on a newly-announced tribute album to UK rockers T. Rex.
Due September 4, "AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex" features new versions of 26 tracks by the pioneering glam rock group from their runs as Tyrannosaurus Rex and T. Rex between 1968-77, and is being previewed with a Nick Cave performance of "Cosmic Dancer" from 1971's "Electric Warrior."
U2 teams up with Elton John on T. Rex's classic, "Bang A Gong (Get It On)", while Jett delivers her take on "Jeepster"; the lineup also includes contributions from Todd Rundgren, Perry Farrell, David Johansen, Sean Lennon and Victoria Williams, among others
The collection was created by the late Hal Willner, the acclaimed music producer who passed away on April 7 from COVID-19; Willner worked on the project for several years, with sessions spanning continents, from New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans, to London, Paris and Berlin.
"Hal had a unique vision of Marc Bolan's music, and working on AngelHeaded Hipster brought him great joy," says Rachel Fox, Supervising Producer and longtime Willner collaborator. "Speaking for those closest to him, we will forever be heartbroken at the untimely loss of our beloved friend and irreplaceable creative engine. Hal, who referred to AngelHeaded Hipster as his 'White Album', was eager for everyone to hear these beautiful songs and to start thinking about Bolan and T. Rex again. This album is a testament to Hal's spirit." Watch the Nick Cave video and read more here.
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