Legendary songwriters rumoured to be uniting for a song that’ll feature on The Monkees’ first new album in two decades
Well now you’ll believe anything; not only is the modfather reportedly going to be releasing a songwriting collaboration with Manchester’s finest writer of the last twenty years, but the fruits of their labour will be included on the first album by The Monkees to have been released since 1996s’ Justus.
Sadly, though, that is all the news we have for now folks on the partnership between Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher. Be sure to watch this space, though, because we’re expecting big things from the potential Weller/Gallagher songwriting team.
The Monkees’ new album is released to mark the group’s 50th anniversary and is entitled Good Times! Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo have both written songs for the record, with Gibbard contributing Me & Magdalena and Cuomo She Makes Me Laugh. Elsewhere Good Times! will feature a series of songs that were written for The Monkees during their 60s’ heyday, including Carole King’s Wasn’t Born To Follow, Neil Diamond’s Love To Love and Boyce and Hart’s Whatever’s Right.