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Anthony Hegarty Speaks About Dylan Cover Version

Anthony Hegarty Speaks About Dylan Cover Version

Former [b]Mercury Music Prize[/b] winner Antony Hegarty has spoken about his band's cover version of Bob Dylan's 1973 hit 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door.'

The [b]Antony & The Johnson[/b]'s version of the song appears on the soundtrack to the new Todd Hayne's Dylan biopic 'I'm Not There' - alongside covers by [b]Sonic Youth[/b], Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder amongst many others.

Writing on his band's official website, frontman [b]Antony Hegarty[/b] says: "[b]Todd Haynes[/b]' Bob Dylan movie is coming out in November. I did a cover of 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' with Kevin Barker for it. We did it slow and minor. I had started singing it by myself when i was in Australia at the end of the tour in January 2006.

He adds: "Rob Moose was teaching me guitar and we bought a book of Dylan songs to learn, but then one day I guess I was just feeling really exhausted and deathy because I just started singing that song over and over, and I did it that night at the show."


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