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Peter Gabriel may cover Vampire Weekend tune

Gabriel's a Vampire lover
Gabriel's a Vampire lover

When those nutty guys in Vampire Weekend name-checked Peter Gabriel in their very happening song Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, little did they know that the former Genesis man would turn into one of their biggest fans. In fact, Gabriel says he may do his own version of the song.

"I actually do like that song a lot and they've asked me to sing a version of it now, which I may well do," he says. The singer met the members of Vampire Weekend recently after he was introduced by a representative from the band's label, XL.

However, should he go ahead with his cover of the song, Gabriel hints that the line "But this feels unnatural/Peter Gabriel too" may need some tweaks.

"I haven't quite worked that out whether I should be doing that or substituting it with a name that might be appropriate to me. I think playing with yourself makes you go blind after a while," he jokes.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.