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NPR Streaming 'Rave On Buddy Holly,' Featuring Paul McCartney, Lou Reed

NPR.org is hosting a First Listen full-album stream of Rave On Buddy Holly, a new Buddy Holly tribute album featuring tracks by Paul McCartney, My Morning Jacket, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo Green, The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, She & Him, Modest Mouse, Julian Casablancas, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Nick Lowe and more.

The album comes out June 28 on Fantasy Records.

In an 8-out-of-10-star review, SPIN described Cee Lo's take on "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care" as "so good it'll give you hiccups."

Rolling Stone praised the "giant sundae" of a tribute album, calling McCartney's take on "It's So Easy" "awesomely batsh*t."

Stream it at NPR right here.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.