NME Awards: Pogues Shane McGowan Puts a Spell on You with alternative Haiti single – Johnny Depp playing guitar

Johnny Depp playing guitar
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Shane McGowan made an appearance at last night’s NME Music awards to raise more, much needed money for Haiti. The Pogues vocalist introduced the video for an alternative Haiti single to the Simon Cowell produced cover of Everybody Hurts (Haiti Charity Single) (the REM track from their classic album Automatic for the People). The alternative Haiti single is a cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell On You” and features Johnny Depp playing guitar (he’s pretty handy around the frets, you know). The track also features the vocal talents of Chrissie Hynde, Nick Cave, Paloma Faith and Shane McGowan himself. The alternative Haiti song will be released online from the usual places on 8 March 2010.

The project collaborators are:
Vocals: Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Paloma Faith and Eliza Doolittle.
Guitars: James Walbourne, The Clash’s Mick Jones and Johnny Depp
Bass: Cait O’Riordan
Piano/Organ: Carwyn Ellis
Drums: Rob Walbourne
Fire hydrant (no, really): Mick Jones

Money raised from the sale of this single goes to the charity Concern.

Read more about this Haiti project on the Concern blog here.

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