Paul Weller will pay tribute to one of his heroes next week with the release of a new cover in aid of the War Child charity.
Weller has covered The Beatles track ‘Birthday‘ – which features on the legendary band’s 1968 self-titled record (aka ‘The White Album‘) – to celebrate Paul McCartney‘s 70th birthday. The track will be available to download for one day only on June 18th, with all proceeds going to War Child.
“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 is quoted as saying in today’s Sun newspaper.
Meanwhile, Sir Paul has told the Daily Telegraph that his 70th birthday will not coincide with a slowing down of touring duties and a move into the showbiz retirement home of a Las Vegas residency.
“I must say Nancy and I did have some fun moments imaging me with a little pinky ring, in rhinestone, with a little glass of whisky and soda, sitting on a high stool on stage next to the piano doing six months in Las Vegas,” McCartney has said.
“It’s nice to think about that for a second. And then completely rule it out.”Just Published: