October 13, 2011 12:35
Jack White covers U2's 'Love Is Blindness' – audio
Former White Stripes man records version of 'Achtung Baby' track
The former White Stripes man's take on the track will feature on a 20th anniversary tribute to the Irish band's 1991 LP 'Achtung Baby', which has been commissioned by Q magazine and also features covers by Patti Smith, Depeche Mode and Damien Rice.
Since leaving The White Stripes, White has also collaborated with rappers the Insane Clown Posse and is set to release a remix album featuring Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, Beck, and Mark Lanegan on his Third Man Records label.
U2 frontman Bono recently revealed details of the LP during a press conference to promote the new U2 documentary From The Sky Down, which opened this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
He said: "It's strange, because when I hear the album, when U2 do it, all I hear is what's wrong with it. But when I heard all these artists doing it, I thought, 'It's really good'."
The film – which was premiered on BBC One earlier this month (October 9) – was directed by An Inconvenient Truth's Davis Guggenheim and sees the band returning to Hansa Studios in Berlin where 'Achtung Baby' was recorded.
Of the film, director Guggenheim says: "In the terrain of rock bands implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction… this band has endured and thrived. From The Sky Down asks the question why."
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