Tom Waits and Keith Richards Team Up For Pirate Inspired Album

The long awaited follow-up to 2006's Rogue's Gallery

We’re half way through the work week and although it’s a little too soon to start thinking about the weekend ahead, let’s check out what’s been happening in the rock world this Wednesday morning.

Most of us wouldn’t consider Tom Waits and Keith Richards a natural collaborative duo but when it comes to getting two music legends to contribute a track for a pirate inspired collection of songs, no two others look like a better fit – heavy emphasis on look.

The two modern sea dogs have paired up for the tune “Shenandoah” which will be featured on “Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys,” a two-disc compilation is fittingly being executive produced by Johnny Depp along with Gore Verbinski.

This pirate inspired album will also feature other artists such as Nick Cave, Sean Lennon, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and many more.

Veteran pirates will be glad to know that the follow up to Hal WIllner’s 2006 production, “Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys” will be hitting stores next month, February 19th.

And speaking of collaboration between artists who look like they came from the wrong century, Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Flea (along with several others) have come together to create Atoms For Peace and were more than happy to chat about they’re new group’s first studio effort – along with the first single.

In an interview with the BBC's Radio 1, Yorke explained how the group was brought together as a touring band in support of his 2010 solo album Eraser, "but it sparked something off. So we ended up at the end of that getting into the studio and generating some new beats."

Although not much else is known about the new album, we do know fans won’t have to wait long to get their hands on it as AMOK – which is what the record will reportedly be titled – is expected to hit stores January 28 according to XL Recording’s calendar page.

Meanwhile, you can check out the band’s first official track, “Judge Jury and Executioner,” in the video below:



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