The Strokes
News was leaked on, indicating that The Strokes have recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye's classic, "Mercy Mercy Me" with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme. Apparently the song will be used as the B-Side for the "You Only Live Once" single scheduled for a July release.

Homme joins The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti on drums (as he does in Eagles of Death Metal), while Vedder and Strokes singer Julian Casablancas tackle vocal duties.

The Strokes are currently on an international summer tour and will perform June 10 in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre as part of Live 105's BFD festival. Franz Ferdinand, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, AFI, Wolfmother and Echo & the Bunnymen are also on the bill.

[Published on: 6/9/06]

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JoshDrew starstar Fri 6/9/2006 11:52AM
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Excellent. Ed Vedder = rock star. Anyone else think that The Strokes bassist looks like Jaws from James Bond or the freaky huge dude in Happy Gilmore? Chew on that.

GarthVadar Fri 6/9/2006 01:25PM
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Jaws from Bond and the creepy guy from Happy Gilmore is the same person, Jaws just got older.

mirv Sat 6/10/2006 07:38AM
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His name is Richard Kiel. Also isn't the name of that song "The Ecology"

Permalot Sun 6/11/2006 01:04PM
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Mercy, Mercy Me(The Ecology)

Death Cube K Mon 6/12/2006 06:06AM
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Death Cube K

last MTV band I had respect for. Them and Gorillaz


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