Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Shane McGowan Still Alive, Teams with Johnny Depp

Not to be a harbinger of doom, but with all of the recent celebrity demise, who'd have thought Shane would outlive Swayze or even Lux Interior? But here he is, alive, and helping Haiti.

How amazing would it be to actually be present for the recording of Shane's newest project? The Pogues frontman has gathered all of punk's royalty, including my hero Nick Cave, my heroine Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream, Glen Matlock and Paloma Faith. Oh, and also, on guitar is this guy Johnny Depp. You may know him from some of my favorite movies of all time. (I wonder how Shane and Johnny got to know one another? What a bucket of crazy those two would be. Amazing crazy, of course.)

Apparently, this mega group is going to cover 'I Put a Spell on You' (too bad he didn't as Diamanda Galas to join) for the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. It was recorded last Friday, so expect it out next month. And also it expect like a lovely car crash. (Thanks Pitchfork)

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