Even 35 years after the death of Nick Drake
, the gentle-voiced cult figure is still soothing tortured souls with his introspective folk music. The English-born musician, who died at the age of 26 of a prescription drug overdose, has inspired a generation of artists, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that a tribute album
is in the works.
Dave Grohl, Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder and Norah Jones are a few of
the artists who will pay tribute to Drake. The album will be released
on Johnson's Brushfire Records and will include the controversial video the late
Heath Ledger made for Drake's "Black Eyed Dog," in which he drowns
himself in a bathtub. Footage of the recording process will also be
included on the DVD.
No word on the release date yet, but check back for more information.
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