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Upcoming Jimmy Fallon album ‘Blow Your Pants Off’ track listing featuring Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and more
Jimmy Fallon's will release his upcoming star-studded album, 'Blow Your Pants Off' on June 12. The album includes 15 tracks including: 'Scrambled Eggs,' a take-off of the Beatles classic "Yesterday" sung as a duet with Paul McCartney; and the rendition of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" performed on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' featuring Bruce Springsteen along with Fallon's Neil Young alter ego.
'Blow Your Pants Off' also features Fallon's impersonations of Bob Dylan, The Doors' Jim Morrison, as well the David Bowie/Tim Tebow combo "Tebowie." Collaborations with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Dave Matthews and Justin Timberlake are included on the album as well.
Complete track list for 'Blow Your Pants Off':
1. Neil Young Sings 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'
2. History of Rap (with Justin Timberlake)
4. Scrambled Eggs (with Paul McCartney)
5. The Doors Sing 'Reading Rainbow'
6. Balls in Your Mouth (with Eddie Vedder)
7. My Upstairs Neighbors Are Having Sex (and Listening to the Black Eyed Peas)
8. Bob Dylan Sings 'Charles in Charge'
9. Walk of Shame (with Dave Matthews)
10. Slow Jam the News (with Brian Williams)
11. New French Girlfriend
12. Cougar Huntin' (with Big & Rich)
13. You Spit When You Talk
14. Friday (with Stephen Colbert)
15. Neil Young Sings 'Whip My Hair' (with Bruce Springsteen)
Jack White continues his unique collorabations, this time announcing a project with none other than Tom Jones. White and Jones have completed work on a new version of Jones’s 2002 track, “Jezebel,” and on a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Evil.”
The special one-off 7-inch single will be released as part of White’s Third Man label’s “Blue Series,” which has pressed similar one-off discs for such unlikely artists as Insane Clown Posse and Stephen Colbert. A release date for the Tom Jones disc has not been announced.
“[Jones] impressed the [expletive] out of everybody,” White said. Meanwhile, White has also revealed that Third Man has reached an agreement with the blues label, Document Records, to reissue a number of that label’s albums on high-quality vinyl. The first release will be a compilation album featuring early 20th century blues artists such as Charlie Patton and Blind Willie McTell.
Jack White will release alternate versions of the White Stripes tracks “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” and “Let’s Build a Home” as part of the Vault series by his record label, Third Man Records. The two tracks were originally recorded for the duo’s 1999 self-titled debut, but those versions weren’t used.
The songs were eventually rerecorded for White Blood Cells and De Stijl. The 1999 versions will be presented on White Stripes Outtakes, a 7-inch record in Vault Package #11, a set which will also include the third and final triple-album volume of the White Stripes’ Singles Compilation on black, white and yellow vinyl, as well as a fold-out poster integrating with the previous albums and a solar-reactive color-changing Third Man Records T-shirt. Pre-orders for the set are open until January 31.
Rock On the Talks Roundup: Peter Gabriel, Michael Stipe & Brian Eno, Daughtry, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Here's the roundup of this past weeks Rock on the Talks. First, Peter Gabriel stopped by Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night (Nov. 9) to play a fantastic arrangement of his classic hit "Red Rain" with a full orchestra. The new version can be found on his latest album, 'New Blood.'
Stephen Colbert wrapped last night's episode (Nov. 11) of the Colbert Report by paying tribute to recently disbanded college/alt-rock icons R.E.M. Colbert lifted frontman Michael Stipe on his Rock and Roll Shelf of Fame and wrapped up the show by joining the singer and previous guest Brian Eno for an acappella rendition of Bill Withers' "Lean on Me."
Chris Daughtry and his band stopped by NBC's The Today Show on Wednesday morning (Nov. 9) to perform their latest single 'Crawling Back To You,' from the new album 'Break The Spell.'
On November 8th, David Crosby and Graham Nash stopped by Late Show With David Letterman to perform "Taken At All," a number originally released on their 1976 album 'Whistling Down the Wire.'
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds appeared on Late Show With David Letterman to perform the first release "If I Had A Gun" from his new project's debut album. It has that Oasis feel to it, that's for sure.
Mariachi El Bronx stopped by Conan to perform "Revolution Girls" from their new album, Mariachi El Bronx II on November 10th.
Jack White and Stephen Colbert collaborate for a sure Grammy winning record; What’s Jack White up to?
"2011: A Rock Odyssey," took place this week on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" as Jack White agrees to help Colbert in his quest for a Grammy. Colbert apparently had a musical career in the 80's new wave era, but needs to fullfill his calling!
Colbert seeks White's help in recording a sure-to-win-a-Grammy record, which wraps up with a performance of his new song with White proteges, The Black Belles. Here's all the show segments, as well as the final concert.
Jack White has joined Bob Dylan in a tribute to Hank Williams, sprung from Dylan’s gifting of a folder of Williams’ lyrics that were never put to music.
“I did a project with Bob Dylan: he put together 20 or 25 people to finish writing Hank Williams songs that only had lyrics and didn’t have music … I had to write music for Hank Williams’ lyrics,” White said. “I looked through all the piles of lyrics, and one of ‘em just kept speaking to me. Sometimes you think ‘it’s gonna be really hard to find my spot,’ and then it picks it for you. You don’t even have to choose it; it just picks it for you.”
Dylan has yet to announce the full list of artists tied to the project, but White let a few names slip in an interview with MTV News. “He [Dylan] did one, asked Willie Nelson to do one, asked me to do one, and I think Lucinda Williams and Alan Jackson are on it too,” he said.
Dylan and White have colaborated before, performing live versions of the White Stripes’ "Ball and Biscuit" as well as "Meet Me in the Morning" from Dylan’s iconic Blood on the Tracks album, as well as others.
Jack White is in talks to provide music for comedian Bobcat Goldthwait’s musical based on The Kinks’ 1976 concept album, Schoolboys in Disgrace.
Kinks legend Ray Davies has been appointed as an executive director of the film, which is being produced by Howard Gertler and Tim Perell of Warp Films, an offshoot of Warp Records that has worked on Submarine and Four Lions and is distributing new Australian film Snowtown. White is being courted to “re-record the music,” and said the film could be a German co-production.
Schoolboys in Disgrace is a prequel of sorts to the Kinks’ 1973-74 rock opera, Preservation: Acts 1 & 2. According to the album’s liner notes, Schoolboys in Disgrace is the story of “a naughty little schoolboy” who is turned into a hard and bitter character after a public punishment in front of the whole school for getting himself into “very serious trouble with a naughty schoolgirl.” That naughty boy grows up to be Mr. Flash, the villain from Preservation.
“It’s the genesis story of a supervillain set to music,” Goldthwait says. “It’s the story of the world’s most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals.”
At yesterday's "Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear" with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in Washington D.C., the two of them were looking to catch a train. Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) got the "Peace Train" going, but then Colbert introed Ozzy bringing on the "Crazy Train" and the battle insued. It was all resolved when both Stewart and Colbert agreed they could compromise and get on the "Love Train", bringing out The O'Jay's. Funny Stuff: