Paul Weller to release Beatles cover for McCartney

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 June 2012
Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller will celebrate Sir Paul McCartney's 70th birthday by releasing a cover of Beatles track 'Birthday'

Paul Weller will celebrate Sir Paul McCartney's 70th birthday by releasing a Beatles cover.

The Jam singer has prepared a special birthday tribute to his friend by recording a cover of The Beatles' song 'Birthday' which will be released as a download single on Monday (18.06.12) only, with all proceeds going to children's charity War Child.

Weller said: "It's my own little tribute to the man who, along with the rest of The Beatles, got me into music in the first place."

Weller and the Beatles legend have a history of supporting children's charity War Child, and previously recorded a cover of The Beatles' track 'Come Together' with Noel Gallagher for the cause in 2010.

Meanwhile, Weller has revealed he is keen to work with indie British singer Miles Kane, saying: "We've set aside a couple of dates when I'm going to do some writing with him. I like him, he's done well."

The musician is due to headline Latitude Festival in July alongside Elbow and Bon Iver.

Paul Weller

The Modfather performs material from his 40-year career, including his latest album A Kind Revolution.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 18 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 576 3000

With The Strypes.

Brighton Centre

Sat 17 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 1515

With The Strypes.

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Fri 23 Feb

£43.05 / 0844 248 1585

With The Strypes.

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