As a lifelong musician, Glen Campbell was a student of every musical style and never afraid to try something new.
In 2008, Campbell–who passed away at the age of 81 on Aug. 8 after a long battle with Alzeheimer’s disease–released an album, Meet Glen Campbell, introducing himself to a younger generation of music fans. The album included covers of Green Day (“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”), Foo Fighters (“Times Like These”), The Replacements (“Sadly Beautiful”), U2 (“All I Want is You”), Tom Petty, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, more.
The album–reissued in 2012–included backing vocals by Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander.
Listen to a few of these covers below: