Greg Dulli Covers Leonard Cohen

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.