Dylan, Alice Cooper And Green Day Songs Set To Feature In 'Glee'

No doubt you faithful Ultimate-Guitar readers will be thrilled to know that the latest "Glee" spinoff soundtrack is set for release...

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No doubt you faithful Ultimate-Guitar readers will be thrilled to know that the latest "Glee" spinoff soundtrack is set for release... "Glee: Graduation" offers some insight as to what will feature in the remainder of the show's third series, which is currently airing on Fox. Turns out that the show's producers are plundering the rock 'n' roll songbook again. According to the NME, fans can expect to hear renditions of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young", Alice Cooper's "School's Out" and Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)". Queen's "We Are The Champions" and Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" will also feature. The full track listing is as follows:

01. fun. - "We Are Young" 02. Lady Gaga - "Edge of Glory" 03. Jason Mraz - "I Won't Give Up" 04. Queen - "We Are The Champions" 05. Alice Cooper - "School's Out" 06. Beyonc - "I Was Here" 07. Madonna - "I'll Remember" 08. New Radicals - "You Get What You Give" 09. The Bravery - "Not The End" 10. Room For Two - "Roots Before Branches" 11. Bruce Springsteen - "Glory Days" 12. Bob Dylan - "Forever Young" 13. Green Day - "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)"

Green Day and Alice Cooper having allowed their music to appear on the programmed will no doubt irk Dave Grohl. The Foo Fighters front man has been vocal about his opposition to the programme and the unfair pressure placed on musicians to feature their music in the show, as this 2011 expert from an appearance on Chelesa Lately shows:

"As a musician, you should be able to say no. You should be able to say, 'No, I don't want to do your show, Why should you have to say, 'Okay, Glee. Take my song and turn it into a f--ing musical?'"

"Glee" has been renewed for a fourth season which will run in 2013.

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    plindqui
    I don't think you can assume Grohl will be "irked" by it. His comment suggests nothing about being resentful of people who do decide it. His comment was a counter to Glee's producer who bitched about Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon not wanting to do the show. So yeah, bands can say no, but they can also say yes - and that's probably what happened with Cooper, Green Day and Dylan.
    Galfadez
    In my honest opinion it's not that big a deal. It's just a TV show, if they want to cover a band's songs and the band agrees that's fine. Grohl is right though, band's should have the right to say no.
    plindqui
    And the more I think about it, the more I'm actually bothered that UG would include that quote considering how non-applicable and assumptive it is in this context. Just seems like they're trying to inflame peoples' passions by posting an article about Glee (a topic almost universally disliked on this site) and an unrelated quote about the show by Grohl (who is almost universally revered on this site)
    WholeLottaIzzy
    Not surprised about Green Day doing this at all. Less surprised about Alice Cooper but Bob Dylan doing this is quite a surprise I think. And a shame.
    iommi600
    Galfadez wrote: In my honest opinion it's not that big a deal. It's just a TV show, if they want to cover a band's songs and the band agrees that's fine. Grohl is right though, band's should have the right to say no.
    Agreed. Anyway, I won't be listening to any of these covers... what Glee did to 'Give Up the Funk' is just pure butchery.
    robo37
    01. fun. - "We Are Young" 02. Lady Gaga - "Edge of Glory" 03. Jason Mraz - "I Won't Give Up" 04. Queen - "We Are The Champions" 05. Alice Cooper - "School's Out" 06. Beyonc - "I Was Here" 07. Madonna - "I'll Remember" 08. New Radicals - "You Get What You Give" 09. The Bravery - "Not The End" 10. Room For Two - "Roots Before Branches" 11. Bruce Springsteen - "Glory Days" 12. Bob Dylan - "Forever Young" 13. Green Day - "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)"
    Seriously, I could not think of a worst playlist if I tried. Not like I'm going to stay anywhere close to hearing distance from any Glee-shite mind.
    DanielDeathDefy
    I've had the displeasure of actually watching Glee a few times and must say it's just a horrible TV show. But a lot of what they do musically is actually really good. I think that sometimes that whole kind of chorus/choir thing works well with rock songs. But I agree with Dave Grohl in that artist discretion is the most important thing
    Telecaster7
    I don't really care. I don't hate that this has happened, I don't love it either. I only feel huge indifference.
    Voodoochile711
    If they cover Dylan, I will actually shoot someone in the cast.
    Well, according to this they will, so you better grab that gun, bro.
    wizbangtez
    Covering Queen is like burning holy books from various religions, putting them out fermenting piss then feeding them to Rosie O'Donnell. Please Glee create your bastard son to Frankenstein's monster but leave Queen out of your abomination!
    killektrika
    plindqui wrote: And the more I think about it, the more I'm actually bothered that UG would include that quote considering how non-applicable and assumptive it is in this context. Just seems like they're trying to inflame peoples' passions by posting an article about Glee (a topic almost universally disliked on this site) and an unrelated quote about the show by Grohl (who is almost universally revered on this site)
    way to go, Sherlock
    NightEmbers
    Well they are graduating so lucky for everyone here, the show is probably ending. But I'll admit im a choir geek so i started watching the show, turns out there is a huge amount of sex appeal... which i like. And honestly not all the songs are bad, in fact some are really good... i suggest giving it a try but of course to the average UGer thats like asking you to trying sucking dick. So take what you will from that I have no problem with the show whatsoever.
    jkubed
    Megadeth99 wrote: WHY is this on UG?????
    uh, because it's about Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, and Green Day?
    thewoodsterix
    Epi g-310 wrote: I'm not sure why people hate Glee so much. I really just can't figure it out. If you don't like the music, fine. Don't listen to it. But a lot of you guys are going way the hell out of your way to bash on it, and I can't think of any justification for that. There's no justification for the petty insults the creator of the show throws at artists who reject him, but that's a different story as well. And has anyone even CONSIDERED that MAYBE some of these artists support the show for its outspoken progressive stance on social issues? Or maybe because it's actually a funny show? Or because there are actually humans who like the music?
    These artists haven't seen the show. They've just seen one big fat paycheck.
    Epi g-310
    thewoodsterix wrote: Epi g-310 wrote: I'm not sure why people hate Glee so much. I really just can't figure it out. If you don't like the music, fine. Don't listen to it. But a lot of you guys are going way the hell out of your way to bash on it, and I can't think of any justification for that. There's no justification for the petty insults the creator of the show throws at artists who reject him, but that's a different story as well. And has anyone even CONSIDERED that MAYBE some of these artists support the show for its outspoken progressive stance on social issues? Or maybe because it's actually a funny show? Or because there are actually humans who like the music? These artists haven't seen the show. They've just seen one big fat paycheck.
    Care to tell me how you know this is factual, or even probable?
    theotherguy7145
    I'm fairly sure that, if need be, I could write a quite lengthy and in depth article about why Glee is bad for the music industry and give valid, reasonable explanations of why many people resent them. This is UG though so I can get away with throwing my unjustified support towards the 'I hate Glee' bandwagon...
    Maestro1600
    I don't hate glee cos it's trendy to jump on the glee-hating bandwagon. I hate it because all the characters are so damn hateful, I just can't care what's going on. My love for Dylan, however, knows few bounds. When I read the headline, I assumed itd be 'The times they are a-changing' or something, but at least 'Forever Young' is a different choice. I'll listen to what they do with it, and I'll try n be objective. It's a tall order, though...
    ds24601
    I used to occasionally watch Glee in its first season and thought it was okay -- not a very good show, but it had its moments. I've seen a few episodes of its current season because my sisters watch it and it's so unbelievably bad now I can't even bear it. Not to mention their covers (which is the major appeal of the show, I gather) aren't very good -- I didn't see it but my sister said they butchered West Side Story. No doubt most of the 'haters' on here haven't seen an episode of the show, but from my experience it deserves all the hate it gets.
    raconteur141
    UG, shut the **** up. Hey guess what? I WATCH GLEE. But I don't come on here to hear about it, I come on here to see whats up in the rock and metal side of music (which I also enjoy). People like different things and treating Glee like it's an abomination is like how each and every metal head is treated like a violent antichrist. Just listen to what you like and let the other shit go.
    nailsarecruel
    Surprised about Bob Dylan and the New Radicals being on there (if you know the history of the band's disbandment). I don't see how anything about this will "irk" Dave Grohl either. His position was basically no is no, don't be a whiny ass about it. Green Day's been all about securing Gen Y for their career longevity and Alice Cooper hasn't been known for saying no to much in the past decade. It's not any surprise their music is on this compilation.
    spiff-corgi
    Most people who complain about Glee haven't even seen it. OK, I realise I will be colossally outnumbered as a UG member who watches Glee but it's genuinely funny. Jayne Lynch is great in it, as well as the cast of 25-year-olds who for some reason play 17-year-olds. Most of the covers they do are godawful but you have to realise that it's a comedy as much as a musical so they're not supposed to be incredible. It's just a bit of a laugh.
    gtrfreak182
    Clearly UG needs to be better aware of their audience. Who here cares about Glee?
    Punkhuskie6
    Green Day made an entire Grammy winning record into a musical. I think of any rock band, they should be fine to do this. I hate Glee, but honestly, who cares what they do with their music?
    iSlash
    wizbangtez wrote: Covering Queen is like burning holy books from various religions, putting them out fermenting piss then feeding them to Rosie O'Donnell. Please Glee create your bastard son to Frankenstein's monster but leave Queen out of your abomination!
    Must suck when you realise they've done 3 covers already. Queen is one of their most covered bands.
    X21MattX22
    Way to ruin great music by great artists. They all should have been like Dave Grohl and tell Glee to **** off.
    HARTATTACK69
    Bands have the right to say no. And Ryan Murphy has the right to be mad at that. But to blow up and verbally attack the bands that say they don't like the show and try to blame it on his homosexuality is just stupid.
    babinator99
    DanielDeathDefy wrote: I've had the displeasure of actually watching Glee a few times and must say it's just a horrible TV show. But a lot of what they do musically is actually really good. I think that sometimes that whole kind of chorus/choir thing works well with rock songs. But I agree with Dave Grohl in that artist discretion is the most important thing
    Depending on which episodes you've watched I would say the opposite. I watched the first dozen or so, and found it to be a well constructed parody of high school shows with some very good music. Then it got famous and turned into the very thing it was parodying. But I stuck with it because the music was still good. Then the music started to suck. Now I just want them all to die for ruining themselves. PS. Definitely with the idea that you don't HAVE to agree to use the songs if you don't want. But I don't think Hendrix asked Bob Dylan to use "Watchtower" But I could be misinformed about American copyright laws.