Check Out: Scott Weiland tackles The Smiths

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    With the chances of a Smiths reunion growing increasingly unlikely by the day – or likely, depending on who you believe – it may be time to start investigating other avenues as to how to remember our favorite 80s new wave British rockers. Among them? How about a cover of the band’s classic “Reel Around The Fountain” from nonother than Mr. Scott Weiland?

    Yes, you read the above sentence right and no, you’re not on some mind-inducing acid trip. The Stone Tempe Pilots frontman and author of the recently released Happy In Galoshes recently found time from amidst his busy touring schedule to tackle the song. Weiland’s rendition of “Reel Around The Fountain” can be found on disc two on Happy’s deluxe edition, though depending on how willing you are to dish out cash on well, a train wreck, it might be wiser to just head on over to Stereogum to give it a listen.

    Check Out:
    “Reel Around The Fountain” (The Smiths)

    Scott Weiland 2008/2009 Tour Dates:
    12/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
    12/18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
    01/16 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
    01/17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    01/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
    01/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    01/24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
    01/25 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
    01/28 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
    01/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
    01/31 – Minnapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
    02/02 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    02/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
    02/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
    02/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre


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