Howard Stern will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Revolver, his favorite Beatles album, with an all-star episode featuring over a dozen artists covering the 1966 LP’s tracks. “Revolver to me is the best album the Beatles ever did; there was nothing like it when that album came out,” Stern said of the album on his show.
Earlier in the week, Stern broadcast 15-second snippets of his Revolver tribute, which features Cheap Trick tackling “She Said She Said,” James Taylor performing “Here, There and Everywhere” and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats covering “Got to Get You Into My Life.”
Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis (“Doctor Robert”), Gov’t Mule (“And Your Bird Can Sing”), Jewel (“Eleanor Rigby”), Grouplove (“For No One”) and Living Colour (“Tomorrow Never Knows”) are also among the artists that take part in “Howard Stern’s Tribute to the Beatles’ Revolver,” scheduled to premiere on SiriusXM’s Howard 101 on October 7th.
Grace Potter, the Milk Carton Kids, Joe Bonamassa, O.A.R., Rachael Yamagata, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear round out the episode’s lineup.
According to Billboard, the recordings for Stern’s Revolver tribute were made in various locations. Some acts, like O.A.R. and Living Colour, laid down their contributions while visiting Stern’s SiriusXM studio in New York.
Others chose more creative venues to record their contributions: Bonamassa’s “Taxman” was recorded live at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, a Beatles haunt, while Taylor’s “Here, There and Everywhere” was recorded in a hotel closet while the singer was on tour.
Revolver, Number Three on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, celebrated its 50th birthday on August 5th.