First up, news that Alice Cooper is covering... himself. He is reworking a number of his classic songs and has made one of them, Elected no less, available as a free download (in exchange for your email as seems almost compulsory these days). I still remember how much I loved this song when I first heard it in the early seventies. And I still remember being stunned by Alice's appearance when I saw him on Top Of The Pops with (at least on one occasion if I remember correctly) a snake. This reworking may be a bit slicker than the original but it has lost none of its power. Grab it while you can!
The second download that caught my eye was this one from Buckcherry:
Not sure yet what I make of this track. It is perhaps a bit preachy and not as full on as other Buckcherry tracks I've heard but they want to use it to raise awareness of and financial help for the BP oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico. I don't know how the "financial" bit works but if it helps in any way, I'm willing to be preached at by Buckcherry!