Greg Dulli

Greg Dulli, the once and future leader of the Afghan Whigs, is a man who knows a few things about whiskey-soaked baritones and libertine poetics, so he’s the kind of guy you’d want to hear covering a Leonard Cohen song. And he’s now done just that, participating in Rolling Stone’s Cohen cover series “Old Ideas With New Friends.” In the live-in-studio video below, Cohen does a polished and impressive take on “Paper Thin Hotel,” a song from Cohen’s album Death Of A Ladies’ Man. Be warned: The video autostarts, and you may have to endure a Wal-Mart ad that features Korn.

(via Rolling Stone)

Cohen’s new album Old Ideas is out 1/31 on Columbia, and you can stream it at NPR. Dulli’s Afghan Whigs are reuniting for shows in 2012.

Comments (3)
  1. Beautiful. And Greg is looking really slim these days too! Good on him!

  2. Shouldn’t the following line read: “Dulli does a polished and impressive take on “Paper Thin Hotel,” rather than “Cohendoes a polished and impressive take on “Paper Thin Hotel,”?

  3. This is so awesome! I’m also liking Cold War Kids’ cover of “There is a War” alot!

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