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St. Vincent and Jehnny Beth cover Nine Inch Nails ahead of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction

05 November 2020, 15:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

St. Vincent and Jehnny Beth have covered tracks by Nine Inch Nails ahead of their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this weekend.

This Saturday (7 November), Nine Inch Nails, alongside Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, the Notorious B.I.G, the Doobie Brothers and T. Rex, will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Ahead of the ceremony, Amazon Music has recruited a bunch of artists to cover songs by this year's inductees.

St. Vincent has covered Nine Inch Nails' "Piggy" while Jehnny Beth tackled their "Closer" song.

According to Pitchfork, St. Vincent said of her cover in a press release, "["Piggy"] remains one of my favorite Nails songs to this day.… I am obsessed with the slinky tambourine that is just a little lazy in feel. And when I took this song apart to cover it, it took me a long time to really understand the immensity of the groove. It’s a dark, industrial reggae. Muscular, but never as distorted as you imagined it when you think of it in your head…. They made a complicated thing seem easy and made big, bold sonic choices."

Other covers include Real Estate's version of the Doobie Brothers’ "What a Fool Believes In", The Kills' take on T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer", and Eyelids' cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence".

The 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony takes place this Saturday (7 November) at 8pm ET / 1am GMT via HBO.
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