Video: The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. & Nick Valensi cover Bob Dylan in Dublin

By Live4ever - Posted on 13 Aug 2013 at 4:05am



Strokes bandmates Albert Hammond Jr. and Nick Valensi were onstage together in Dublin last week as they joined in the celebrations for the city’s Dublin Fest. Footage of the pair’s cover of ‘Positively 4th Street‘ has now emerged online, and can be viewed below.

Artists and bands such as Travis frontman Fran Healy, Paul Noonan of local heroes Bell X1, Gemma Hayes, American songwriter Boz Scaggs, Jape, Conor and Neil Adams of The Cast Of Cheers, Butch Walker and James Vincent McMorrow were all present at the special Dylan fundraiser, whose proceeds went to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

The YouTube video shows Hammond Jr. initially airing his own cover of ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright‘ at Dublin’s Academy venue, before inviting his Strokes colleague onstage for a run through of the classic Dylan single, whose cutting lyrics and confrontational subject matter have been the subject of much debate since its initial release in 1965.



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