Depp strums along with McGowan

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Weekly Guide To Entertainment Friday 26.02.2010 -

Johnny Depp has added his gui­tar-play­ing tal­ents to a new Shane MacGowa­nar­ranged char­ity sin­gle.

I Put A Spell On You, a cover of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins clas­sic, pre­vi­ously cov­ered by the likes of Nina Si­mone and Tom Waits, was cho­sen by MacGowan as the song to raise funds for Con­cern’s on­go­ing re­lief work for Haiti.

“I’ve al­ways felt that there was a spir­i­tual con­nec­tion be­tween Ire­land and Haiti,” he told The Ticket. “It was one of the first Caribbean is­lands to fight for in­de­pen­dence and St Pa­trick is one of their best-loved saints.”

The Pogues front­man has as­sem­bled an im­pres­sive group of mu­si­cians in­clud­ing Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde, Bobby Gille­spie, Paloma Faith and Mick Jones for the sin­gle. Depp, a friend of MacGowan’s since the early 1990s, recorded his gui­tar part just last week. The song was recorded in Lon­don sev­eral weeks ago, and will be re­leased as an iTunes down­load on March 8th.

Johnny Depp: a spell in the stu­dio with Shane MacGowan

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