Julian Casablancas Records Track For Buddy Holly Tribute Album

by Eric Van Dril · 26 comments

Julian Casablancas has recorded “Rave On” for a Buddy Holly tribute album which will be released on June 28. Julian is part of a star-studded cast which includes The Black Keys, Karen Elson (produced by Jack White), Cee Lo, Paul McCartney, Flo and the Machine, Fiona Apple, Kid Rock, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse and Lou Reed.

This is Rave On. It seems to suit Julian’s voice perfectly.

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1 Kimdiy April 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

Buddy Holly is obviously a very unique artist who’s voice and music are instantly recognizable as “Buddy Holly”…kinda like Julian :-). I’d be very interested to see how Julian walks the line between being Julian and keeping it Buddy Holly. I’m sure it’s gonna blow my mind!

2 Kimdiy April 28, 2011 at 8:13 am

oh and the release date is June 28th, not July (which I’m sure is a typo Eric cuz you’re timely informative skills are hardcore!!!)

3 Jessi April 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

I wonder why Albert wasn’t approached. He seems like a bigger Buddy Holly fan than Julian.

4 alx. April 28, 2011 at 8:44 am

Already imagining it with Julian’s voice. Pretty cool.

5 Eric Van Dril April 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

@Thanks, Kimdiy. Pitchfork said July 28, so I’ll change that when I get a chance.

6 saloni tiwari April 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

cannot wait to hear it

7 yo April 28, 2011 at 10:27 am


8 myanmar April 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

Too bad M Wards version of Rave On is so good, it’s going to be hard to top that. And M Ward seems to be involved (he’s in She & Him)

9 Ellie April 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm

this is going to be awesome!

10 Liv April 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Anything with Julian will be amazing. He can top anything @myanmar

11 annie April 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I’m not sure if this has already been posted but here’s Albert talking on Sirius Radio http://www.mediafire.com/?b4b4t33844x8bg8

12 pbandj April 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I was so excited when Julian tweeted about this! I’m sure he’ll do Buddy proud.

13 Steph April 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I’m excited about the whole album! I’m sure Julian will nail Rave On…but The Black Keys and Florence and Fiona Apple and Paul McCartney too?? I could go on. It’s going to be awesome.

14 saywhat April 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm
15 TAW April 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

@saywhat thanks for sharing the billboard article. It makes me feel much better about things. I’m going to sweetlife on Sunday and just seeing the mention at the end got me all the more excited…I can literally not contain my excitement. The next 2 1/2 days are going to be brutal.

16 Kimdiy April 29, 2011 at 10:38 am

just saw this on twitter, i’d be cool if we could make this happen

17 JF April 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Re: that petition for In Transit…. people don’t get it. The Strokes aren’t the same band they were 10 years ago; the relationships aren’t the same. I feel like everyone’s living in denial because they want the guys acting like they’re In Transit all the time. But c’mon… they’re much older, married with kids. Not to mention the numerous articles mentioning the strained relationships….. I love that they can still function and make great music together, but to hope for a chummy tour video is a bit much, no?

18 dEREK April 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

M. ward’s version was pretty pretty prreeeety good.

19 Kimdiy April 30, 2011 at 9:59 am

@RF, I’m not really interested in a happy chummy video. I’d just like another tour video cuz I find that stuff interesting; to see what bands do behind the scenes and stuff. so even something like that would make me happy.

20 brent April 30, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I’m excited to hear JC working with Matt Sweeney and Tom Brenneck. Brenneck’s stuff with Budos Band and Charles Bradley is fantastic. And Chavez were awesome.

21 Juice May 1, 2011 at 6:42 am

@JF I kinda agree. It’s a bit sad but that’s just life. When I watched the 2002 Reading vid (featured on the left panel of this site), what with the cake n singing for Julian, I miss the old strokes. Everybody does I guess. Aaanyyyywaaayyyyyy, Strokes V! Can’t wait~~~

22 Moos May 4, 2011 at 8:32 am

Tom Brenneck…. Staten Island in the house.

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