Tommy Tutone performed a version of blink-182s All The Small Things last summer on NBCs Hit Me Baby One More Time, mainly because, Heath admits, It was the opposite of what everyone was encouraging us to do.
Since then, the band has added the blink-182 cover to its set and Heath is recording recent hits, like Didos White Flag, as well.
Heath says hes decided to focus on singing more than songwriting because, as he puts it, A lot of my favorite records are from the 60s and feature an artist singing some originals and a few other contemporary hits.
But fans expecting Heaths interpretations to match the originals are sorely mistaken.
For instance, he says his rendition of White Flag sounds more like the 1988 Michael Damian hit, Rock On, than Dido.
Heath will have a chance to see how his version of the hits holds up onstage. Tommy Tutone will be joining The Knack and The Fixx on a nationwide tour that begins May 27 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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