Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Jack White Appearing On U2 Tribute Album

Jack White, Patti Smith and Damian Rice would be covering songs from U2's "Achtung Baby" for an upcoming 20th anniversary tribute album.

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Jack White, Patti Smith and Damian Rice would be covering songs from U2's "Achtung Baby" for an upcoming 20th anniversary tribute album. Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Depeche Mode, Garbage, Snow Patrol and more will also appear on the album, cleverly dubbed "Ahk-toong Bay-bi", just to help out those who can't pronounce the first word of the album properly.

Q Magazine will be releasing the tribute album along with their new issue which is out on October 26th. The full tracklisting for the album is down below.

To further celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the U2 documentary, "From The Sky Down", will premiere on Showtime on October 29th.

Thanks to CoS, check out Jack White's version of "Love Is Blindness". Here's a hint... it's good. You can hear it below.

"Ahk-toong Bay-bi" tracklisting:

01. Nine Inch Nails Zoo Station 02. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) Even Better Than The Real Thing 03. Damien Rice One 04. Patti Smith Until The End Of The World 05. Garbage Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses 06. Depeche Mode So Cruel 07. Snow Patrol Mysterious Ways 08. The Fray Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World 08. Gavin Friday The Fly 10. The Killers Ultraviolet (Light My Way) 11. Glasvegas Acrobat 12. Jack White Love Is Blindness

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    too bad there isnt any REAL hits on there. One is the only real hit there and the others are songs that not-so die hard U2 fans wouldnt know.
    I don't like U2, but I'm excited to listen to the NIN, DM & Jack White tracks!
    The Edge's lead in the original Love Is Blindness is hilarious, especially the first 'solo'. My dad got that cassette tape in the mail as a promotional thing from Columbia House back in 1991. I listened to it a couple times, but I was never too crazy about U2, anyway. Jack White's version is a lot better, but I wish he would sing it more like himself and less like a sort of impression of Bono. I'm still not crazy about it, though, but it was alright.
    I'm gonna listen to that Jack White version as soon as I get the chance, and I'm sure it's gotta be better than the U2 version. But I'm not sure the rest of the album, aside from the NIN song and maybe the Patti Smith one, will be any good, or even as good as the original U2 versions (and they're not hard to beat).
    Love Is Blindness is my favorite U2 track, and Jack White really did it justice there Watched that "From The Sky Down" thing the other night on BBC2, really enjoyed it There. I said it
    Why would the god awful Fray be in on this? Excited for the Nails and DM and White covers.
    Bono and Edge told me to piss off at the Toronto International Film Festival. All I wanted was an autograph and handshake. Not cool dudes, not cool!
    schirripar wrote: U2 WOULD be on their own tribute album
    No, it's their original version, remixed. By someone else. Because that's how this works. Sheesh. Also, Jack White covering U2 might be my new favorite thing ever to happen. It sounds wonderful. I'm curious about how the rest of the tracks will sound.