.

Cover Contest Finalists Get Pumped Up For Bonnaroo Showdown

Lelia Broussard and the Sheepdogs indulge in smack talk before battle of the bands on June 11th

June 7, 2011 8:00 AM ET
Cover Contest Finalists Get Pumped Up For Bonnaroo Showdown
Photographs by Peter Yang

The final round of the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone contest is under way! After over half a million votes were cast online, the 16 acts vying for the cover of Rolling Stone – as well as an Atlantic Records contract – have been narrowed down to two finalists: Canadian boogie rockers the Sheepdogs and Los Angeles singer-songwriter Lelia Broussard.

Choose Rolling Stone's Cover: The Sheepdogs vs. Lelia Broussard. Vote Now

The competition has been civil so far, but as Broussard and the 'Dogs enter the final phase of the contest, things are heating up. In this video, the bands get excited about playing a battle of the bands at the Bonnaroo festival on June 11th and indulge in a bit of smack talk. "Nobody wants to see a bunch of bearded, sweaty Canadian dudes on the cover of Rolling Stone," says Broussard. "Some of your influences are Alanis Morrissette, Feist, a couple nice Canadian artists?," Sheepdogs frontman Ewan Currie says, countering Broussard. "I've got another Canadian artist for you...the Sheepdogs! We're right here, we're gonna kick your ass!"

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com