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Frank Frazetta

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Independent,

FlashmanFrank Frazetta died this week. I wish there was a nicer way to say it. I never met him - and if I had I’m sure only fanboy drool would’ve burbled out in place of actual words - but I sure have a lot of his stuff around my office.

If you’re not familiar with Frazetta’s output, then you are missing out on the main influence of fantasy art for the last couple of generations. And seriously, if you’re really not familiar with his work, I’m unfriending you right now.

I bought I lot of books I’m never going to read and am not at all interested in - just because they had a Frazetta cover. I wanted to have that cover and couldn’t care less about the pages behind it. Just a couple of weeks ago, I bought a copy of Night Walk by Bob Shaw (”Sightless, marooned on a prison planet, Sam Tallon faces a desperate odyssey - to save the Universe that had disowned him”😉. Frazetta’s cover painting showed some guy using a spear to jam a giant spider into some sort of gooey liquid. I’ll stare at that cover again and again, and never read page 1. I’m sure there’s a medical term for my condition.

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Quote of the Day: Jay-Z Didn’t Want We Are the World Remake

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Collaborations, Gossip, Covers,

“I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: , I love it, and I understand the point and think it’s great. But I think ‘We Are the World’ is like [Michael Jackson’s] ‘Thriller’ to me. I don’t ever wanna see it touched. I’m a fan of music. I know the plight and everything that’s going on in Haiti. I applaud the efforts: [Millions have been raised] through text [donations] to Haiti. So I appreciate the efforts and everything, but ‘We are the World’ is [musically] untouchable like ‘Thriller’ is untouchable. Some things are just untouchable. It was a valiant effort, but for me, it’s gonna be untouchable.”

-Rapper offering his opinion on the remake that recently debuted during the Winter Olympics.

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Simon Cowell organizes Everybody Hurts charity single

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Upcoming Releases, Covers,

‘s Helping Haiti single will soon be released globally.

The song - a star-studded cover of R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts” - will be available to download worldwide starting Sunday to help boost sales and raise relief funds for the earthquake-stricken nation.

The track - which features 21 artists, including , Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi and Susan Boyle - debuted on British radio stations earlier this week and is already poised to be one of the biggest-selling songs in recent years.

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Miley Cyrus Takes on Poison Cover

Miley Cyrus might not be familiar with Jay-Z tracks, but she definitely knows her Poison. According to the pop singer’s mother (yes, Miley - I called you a pop star), the 17-year-old is in the process of recording a Bret Michaels-penned classic: “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”

Although Cyrus wasn’t even born during the band’s heydey, she says her first non-Billy Ray concert was a Poison performance in Nashville.

If the rumors are true, Michaels will even assist Miley on the song with his own guitar playing.

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Cover of the Day: Muppets Take on Bohemian Rhapsody

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Gossip, Music Videos, Videos, Covers, Rock,

Ladies and gents— for today’s piece of mindless enjoyment, we present to you Queen’s “,” as covered by the Muppets.

Just sit back and enjoy because, as you know, “nothing really matters but…moi.”

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Sneak Peek: Glee Covers Papa Don’t Preach

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Music, Prime Time, FOX, Spoilers, Video,

When you heard Glee was going to devote an entire episode to songs from Madonna, which tracks did you envision them singing?

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, actress Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) revealed her dream cover would be the dance hit “Ray of Light.” Meanwhile, she chose “Material Girl” for Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), “Open Your Heart” for Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) and “Frozen” for Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang)—since that was when Madonna was at her “most Goth place.” She also selected “Vogue” for Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams) because she figured it would allow the wheelchair-bound character to use his hands.

Until their actual songs are revealed, you can watch this preview of actress (pregnant cheerleader Quinn Fabray) doing a rendition of “Papa Don’t Preach.”

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Sneak Peek: Chew #9

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Image Comics,

Chew #9 Cover

Rolling into the second five-issue arc, “International Flavor,” Chew‘s John Layman and Rob Guillory offer a sneak peek of what’s to come with the cover of issue #9.

Vampires with a thing for Hawaiian chicks? Tony Chu’s retelling of Lilo and Stitch? Sometimes it pains me more to see these covers, knowing that I’ll have to wait an entire four months before I will actually discover what the story entails.

In the meantime, I highly suggest that you pick up the first trade book on your way to purchasing Chew #6 when it hits your local comic book shop this Wednesday—it makes for a great holiday gift (even more so if you need to catch up on the series)!

Sarah Palin Thinks Newsweek is Sexist

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Photos,

Sarah Palin

Newsweek’s most recent cover shows a sexy former governor with long, bare legs - and Palin says it’s an “unfortunate” photo choice. She explains that the photo was originally taken for Runner’s World, an article that was “all about health and fitness” - a subject she says is “critically important to this nation.”

Newsweek re-used the photo with the headline “How Do You Solve a Problem like Sarah?” The one-time VP candidate spoke out against this choice via Facebook.

“When it comes to Sarah Palin, this ‘news’ magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant,” she wrote. “The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender or color of skin.” I assume this applies to Palin’s own book, Going Rogue, as well.

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Westlife’s Latest Cover Song

WestlifeMark Feehily says he’s fed up of people criticizing Westlife for doing cover songs. The 29-year-old vocalist said he was annoyed his group - who have had 14 number one hits and sold more than 43 million records sold worldwide - were “misunderstood.”

“Our record company, they don’t want to take risks, so they are happier to do more ,” the “Flying Without Wings” vocalist claimed. “To anyone who criticizes what we do, we actually do a lot of original pop songs and a lot of our best songs, a lot of our number one singles are actually original pop songs.”

Although Feehily did admit the group has done “too many covers,” their newest single, “What About Now,” is actually a song originally done by , the American Idol contestant. “It’s a cover in the way that it’s been recorded by another artist but it’s not a cover in the way ‘Mandy’ was, in that it’s been a massive hit already,” Mark explained.

Westlife’s upcoming album, Where We Are, will be released in a few weeks.

Kelly Clarkson Joins JillandKate on Miley Cyrus’ The Climb

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Videos, Covers, Pop,

One day after hitting the stage, Kelly Clarkson joined in on a cover of another diva’s song.

Although they were forced to read the lyrics off their cell phones, this acoustic version of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” with backup singers Jill Pickering and Kate Rapier (otherwise known as singing duo JillandKate) is absolutely beautiful.

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