The Strokes, Brandon Flowers and more honour George Harrison in new tribute album and film

Brian Wilson, Flaming Lips, Weezer members and others also took part

A new live album/film is set to be released documenting a special tribute concert held last year in honour of late Beatle George Harrison.

George Fest took place at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre in September and also featured cover versions and performances from the likes of The Killers‘ Brandon Flowers, The Strokes‘ Nick Valensi, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, The Flaming Lips, Spoon‘s Britt Daniel, Perry Farrell, Norah Jones, Weezer’s Brian Bell, Cold War Kids, “Weird Al” Yankovich, TV host Conan O’Brien and more.

‘George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison’ will be released on February 26, 2016, coming out on CD, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. See the full tracklisting below.


All proceeds from the gig went to Sweet Relief, a charity for musicians struggling financially due to illness or disability.

Disc 1:
1 Introduction
2 Conan O’Brien – ‘Old Brown Shoe’
3 Britt Daniel from Spoon – ‘I Me Mine’
4 Jonathan Bates with Dhani Harrison – ‘Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)’
5 Norah Jones – ‘Something’
6 Brandon Flowers – ‘Got My Mind Set On You’
7 Heartless Bastards – ‘If Not For You’
8 Ian Astbury from The Cult – ‘Be Here Now’
9 Nick Valensi from The Strokes – ‘Wah-Wah’
10 Jamestown Revival – ‘If I Needed Someone’
11 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Art of Dying’
12 Dhani Harrison – ‘Savoy Truffle’
13 Chase Cohl with Weezer’s Brian Bell on guitar – ‘For You Blue’
14 Ann Wilson from Heart – ‘Beware Of Darkness’

Disc 2:
1 Dhani Harrison – ‘Let It Down’
2 Ben Harper – ‘Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)’
3 Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction – ‘Here Comes The Sun’
4 ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic – ‘What Is Life’
5 Norah Jones – ‘Behind That Locked Door’
6 Brian Wilson with Al Jardine – ‘My Sweet Lord’
7 The Black Ryder – ‘Isn’t It A Pity’
8 Butch Walker – ‘Any Road’
9 Karen Elson – ‘I’d Have You Anytime’
10 Cold War Kids – ‘Taxman’
11 The Flaming Lips – ‘It’s All Too Much’
12 Brandon Flowers, Dhani Harrison, Jonathan Bates, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Britt Daniel, and Wayne Coyne – ‘Handle With Care’
13 Ann Wilson, Dhani Harrison, Karen Elson, and Norah Jones – ‘All Things Must Pass’

Watch footage of Brandon Flowers performing ‘Got My Mind Set On You’ beneath.

Meanwhile, a previously unseen George Harrison letter, which reveals that The Beatles scrapped plans to record at Stax Studios with producer Jim Stewart, recently sold for $20,000 (£13,000). The letter was written in 1966 to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew as The Beatles began work on ‘Revolver’.


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