News on Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar
The release of "We're a Happy Family," the long-awaited Ramones tribute album spearheaded by Rob Zombie, has been pushed back one week to Nov. 12 on DV8/Columbia Records. As previously reported, the set features contributions from Pete Yorn, Metallica, the Pretenders, Tom Waits, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage, Kiss, and more.
Zombie himself turns in a version of "Blitzkreig Bop," and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recorded two songs in collaboration with Seattle band Zeke, "I Believe in Miracles" and "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)," the latter of which will only appear as a limited-edition bonus track with initial pressings of the album.
In related news, Sessions Records will on Sept. 24 release the Foo Fighters' new single, "All My Life," on 7" vinyl. It will be backed by a cover of the Ramones' "Danny Says," featuring guitarist Chris Shiflett on vocals. The group's new album, "One by One," is due Oct. 22 on RCA.
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