Killers To Release 'Hotel California' Single

The Killers are releasing a cover of 'Hotel California', originally made famous by The Eagles in 1977.

Killers To Release 'Hotel California' Single
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The Killers' much-talked-about covers album might be on the backburner for now, but the band has reminded everyone why they're quickly becoming recognised as the best covers band on the planet. Brandon's boys are set to release their brilliant version of The Eagles' utter-classic, Hotel California. The track will be out as a single on November 30. This version originally appeared on the Rhythms Del Mundo charity album, Classics, which came out a couple of months back. The record, which mixes the best of the West with musos from Cuba, was recorded to raise money and awareness for the climate change and natural disaster support charity, Artists Project Earth [APE]. Other artist featured on the album included The Rolling Stones, Fall Out Boy & John Mayer [covering Beat It], Keane, Kaiser Chiefs and Jack Johnson. Of course, earlier this week we told you The Killers will be back in Oz next February to headline the dance music festival, Good Vibrations. Is there any style of music these boys can't tackle?

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    mattant250
    as much as I like the Killers, I doubt they will successfully pull off a classic like this. Hope they do, and if they do, fair play to them, but I can't see it.
    GenerationKILL
    I've heard the cover, the production is really lame, infact the whole album of covers that this version was on sounded really "canned" You can't expect a lame song to be redone very much better than the original. "i've had a long night and i ****in' hate the eagles, man..."
    Minkaro
    "Is there any style of music these boys cant tackle?" Scandinavian death polka. Looking forward to this. Doubt it will touch the original, but it'll be worth the listen.
    vandertramps
    Stone Agean wrote: best covers band on the planet What other covers have they done? I'm not flaming, just curious.
    joy division's shadowplay, first edition's ruby dont take your love to town, and dire straits' romeo and juliet
    Stone Agean
    best covers band on the planet
    What other covers have they done? I'm not flaming, just curious.
    matt169
    xiempie wrote: They've already made a great cover of Dire Strait's Romeo & Juliet, so I think they can pull this one of as well
    It wasn't great. It was awful. Mark Knopfler's voice is the only voice that suits that song. Also this Eagles cover is awful. It sounds like a Ricky Martin song. o_0
    Zeebraa
    I think that The killer's lead singer has a too unique voice to be able to pull this song off. He sounds much too different. but yeh, if he can actually pull it off, then great. It's very unlikely though.
    xiempie
    They've already made a great cover of Dire Strait's Romeo & Juliet, so I think they can pull this one of as well
    Guitarfreak777
    If the link that Trecion posted is the same version as the single they are releasing then it wasn't half bad. I mean no cover of that song will ever amount to the original but I like the different feel of this version.
    PauloLeyundo
    wouldn't say their version of Shadowplay was that good tbh, but it's better than this. Love the original but just something about the Killers annoys me about all the stuff they've done after Sams Town. >:-(