Glen Campbell covering U2 on new album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Rhinestone Cowboy is trying on some more fashionable threads.

Country singer/guitarist Glen Campbell is following in the footsteps of artists such as Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond by recording a new album designed to inspire a new generation of fans.

“Meet Glen Campbell,” due in stores on August 19, features covers of tunes originally performed by the likes of the Foo Fighters (“Times Like These”), U2 (“All I Want Is You”), and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (“Walls”), his Capitol Records label said on Tuesday.

“I really like all of the songs and I had a great time recording them,” Campbell, 72, said in a statement. “While I didn’t write these songs, this sounds like a Glen Campbell album, which is important to me.”

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