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Straight No Chaser and Post- modern Jukebox complement each other’s sound nicely. While both bands have been success- ful, they aren’t the first artists to cover songs in different genres. Even artists who have sold tens of millions of albums on their own have released records in the genre. Paul Anka released a wonderful album called Rock Swings in 2005 which found him tackling songs by artists like Nir- vana, The Cure, and Soundgar- den in a lounge setting. Even Pat Boone took on hard rock art- ists like Judas Priest and Metal- lica in 1997’s In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, but Post- modern Jukebox has sort of mastered the process. “Certainly there are a lot of groups who have done retro re- mixes or things like that,” said Bradlee. “I think what we do is build a whole universe around it. That’s been the difference with us. It’s not a fixed band; it’s a whole universe with 70 differ- ent singers that rotate around, Watch Paul Anka cover Nirvana NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 99