On March 26th, Cleopatra Records will release a tribute to Badfinger titled, "No Matter What: Revisiting The Hits." It will feature covers of Badfinger classics by Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams, Matthew Sweet, Albert Lee, Rick Wakeman and Ian Anderson with Terry Reid.
Oh, and my boy Todd Rundgren.
This is a real thing. The only ones missing are Dom Deluise and Mel Tillis and it would be "The Cannonball Run."
Take a look at the full line-up.
Individually, I'd be interested in hearing all of these. But as a whole, it seems even more random than most tributes, like Cleopatra told some intern to cold call artists and sign up the first ten who said yes.
That being said, I pre-ordered my copy because that's what fans do. Just keep your fingers crossed for me. A straight reading of "Without You" by Todd Rundgren could be a wonderful thing. But instinct tells me it will either be a swinging, lounge act arrangement or rapped over 140BPM.
You can pre-order yours here, if you dare.