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Check Out: Scott Weiland tackles The Smiths

on December 17, 2008, 10:45am

With the chances of a Smiths reunion growing increasingly unlikely by the day – or likely, depending on who you believe – it may be time to start investigating other avenues as to how to remember our favorite 80s new wave British rockers. Among them? How about a cover of the band’s classic “Reel Around The Fountain” from nonother than Mr. Scott Weiland?

Yes, you read the above sentence right and no, you’re not on some mind-inducing acid trip. The Stone Tempe Pilots frontman and author of the recently released Happy In Galoshes recently found time from amidst his busy touring schedule to tackle the song. Weiland’s rendition of “Reel Around The Fountain” can be found on disc two on Happy’s deluxe edition, though depending on how willing you are to dish out cash on well, a train wreck, it might be wiser to just head on over to Stereogum to give it a listen.

Check Out:
“Reel Around The Fountain” (The Smiths)

Scott Weiland 2008/2009 Tour Dates:
12/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
12/18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
01/16 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
01/17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
01/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
01/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
01/24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
01/25 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
01/28 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
01/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
01/31 – Minnapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
02/02 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
02/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
02/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
02/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre

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