.

Kanye West: 'Dark Twisted Fantasy' Will Have Five Different Covers

Rep for Wal-Mart refutes suggestion that it had 'banned' original artwork for LP.

October 19, 2010 6:07 PM ET

Kanye West may have seemed disappointed when unnamed authorities "banned" his proposed cover for his forthcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy LP, but he"s got a backup plan: That cover was just one of five he"s got lined up for the album, which is due November 22.

"Well, actually, it's five covers," West told MTV News Monday at a screening for his 40-minute Runaway film, which premieres Saturday night. "And you get all five of them when you buy the album."

He declined to provide further details on the album"s packaging or what the other covers might be like.

Kanye West's Surprise Visit to Rolling Stone

As for Kanye implying that Wal-Mart had banned the album cover, a rep for the company told MTV News that they hadn't even seen it. "We did not reject the cover artwork and it was never presented to us to view," a company rep said in a statement.

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

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
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

“Nightshift”

The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com