Usually, younger bands are supposed to pay tribute to older, legendary, seminal-type bands, often by covering their songs on tribute albums. That’s just how it works. But in an inversion of the formula, Iggy Pop and Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker have teamed up to record an exceedingly faithful cover of the Black Keys’ still-kinda-new single “Lonely Boy.” The track will appear on a new tribute album called Black On Blues, in which blues veterans take on Black Keys songs. Download the Iggy/Ginger version below.
Black On Blues is out 7/17 on Cleopatra.