Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller have been reportedly working on a new song for The Monkees’ 50th anniversary album, Good Times.
The band recently confirmed that they will be releasing their first album in 20 years. Justus was their last album, released in 1996.
Weezer’s River Cuomo and Death Cab For a Cutie’s Ben Gibbard will appear on the record. Cuomo’s track will be called ‘She Makes Me Laugh’, whilst Gibbard’s track is called ‘Me & Magdalena’.
No more details are yet known about the Gallagher / Weller collaboration for the album, but we hope it’s true.
Good Times will also feature a handful of songs that were written for the Monkees in the 60s that they did not release, including Neil Diamonds ‘Love to Love’, Boyce and Hart’s ‘Whatever’s Right’ and Carole Kng’s ‘Wasn’t Born To Follow’.
The group reformed after a decade-long hiatus in 2011 for a 45th anniversary tour that featured a three-man line up of Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones. Jones died of a sudden heart attack the following year, leaving Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork as the only two remaining members.