Plus: Henning Ohlenbusch
As the central member of The Lemonheads, Evan Dando has produced some of the finest indie-rock songs about love, loss and , well….Gwyneth Paltrow’s severed head. Starting their career in Boston in 1986 and covering punk-rock, country and metal, they came to wider recognition with 1992’s It’s A Shame About Ray. This (eventually) featured the throwaway song that made them famous, their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson. In 1993 People Magazine voted him one of the year’s 50 Hottest, and the Lemonheads released arguably their career high, Come On Feel The Lemonheads. The tracklist of his recent covers album Varshons is distilled from some cherished mix tapes made for him by Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers who produced the album. Evan does a Leonard Cohen song with Liv Tyler; “Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye,” GG Allin’s ‘Layin’ Up With Linda’, Christina Aquilera's "Beautiful," some Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons and even Wire.