Alice Cooper Does Eleanor Rigby

Alice Cooper Does Eleanor Rigby


This November sees the release of The Art Of Paul McCartney, and all-star tribute album featuring the likes of Kiss, Bob Dylan, Def Leppard, Chrissie Hynde, Jeff Lynne, Paul Rodgers, Roger Daltrey, Sammy Hagar, Perry Farrell, Heart, and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson and Robin Zander.

Following the release two week’s ago of a video of The Cure’s version of Hello Goodbye (featuring Paul McCartney’s son James on keyboards), the latest footage to be published features Alice Cooper taking on the Beatles’ classic Eleanor Rigby. Alice also covers Smile Away on the album, which originally appeared on the 1971 Wings album RAM.

“We were way influenced by the Beatles’ music, by the great songwriting of Lennon and McCartney”, says Alice. “If you ask Ozzy and Steven Tyler the same thing, you’ll find that there’s a lot of melody in what we all do. We’re always going to be a little more horse-powered than the Beatles were, but we always referred back to those melody lines”.



The Art Of McCartney is the brainchild of producer Ralph Sall, who has worked with The Ramones, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime, Smash Mouth, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and Jane’s Addiction. He first met the songwriter in 2003 when compiling the soundtrack to the movie The In Laws, which features several McCartney songs.

The Art Of McCartney Track List:

  1. Billy Joel – Maybe I’m Amazed
  2. Bob Dylan – Things We Said Today
  3. Heart – Band on the Run
  4. Steve Miller – Junior’s Farm
  5. Yusuf Islam – The Long and Winding Road
  6. Harry Connick, Jr. – My Love
  7. Brian Wilson – Wanderlust
  8. Corinne Bailey Rae – Bluebird
  9. Willie Nelson – Yesterday
  10. Jeff Lynne – Junk
  11. Barry Gibb – When I’m 64
  12. Jamie Cullum – Every Night
  13. Kiss – Venus and Mars/Rock Show
  14. Paul Rodgers – Let Me Roll It
  15. Roger Daltrey – Helter Skelter
  16. Def Leppard – Helen Wheels
  17. The Cure, featuring James McCartney – Hello Goodbye
  18. Billy Joel – Live and Let Die
  19. Chrissie Hynde – Let It Be
  20. Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen – Jet
  21. Joe Elliott – Hi Hi Hi
  22. Heart – Letting Go
  23. Steve Miller – Hey Jude
  24. Owl City – Listen to What the Man Said
  25. Perry Farrell – Got to Get You Into My Life
  26. Dion – Drive My Car
  27. Allen Toussaint – Lady Madonna
  28. Dr. John – Let ‘Em In
  29. Smokey Robinson – So Bad
  30. The Airborne Toxic Event – No More Lonely Nights
  31. Alice Cooper – Eleanor Rigby
  32. Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie – Come and Get It
  33. B.B. King – On the Way
  34. Sammy Hagar – Birthday

Deluxe/vinyl Edition Bonus Tracks:

  1. Robert Smith – C Moon
  2. Booker T. Jones – Can’t Buy Me Love
  3. Ronnie Spector – P.S. I Love You
  4. Darlene Love – All My Loving
  5. Ian McCulloch – For No One
  6. Peter, Bjorn and John – Put It There
  7. Wanda Jackson – Run Devil Run
  8. Alice Cooper – Smile Away

The Art Of Paul McCartney is released on November 17. Alice’s version of Eleanor Rigby is available to download now from the official website.