MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Watch Eddie Vedder serenade David Letterman w/ “Better Man, ” Biopic on The Kinks on the way, & New album/tour coming from John Lydon & Public Image Ltd.

The late Show with David Letterman
The late Show with David Letterman

Just 2 more show left for David Letterman and last night Eddie Vedder performed the Pearl Jam classic “Better Man” for Dave. Watch.

Iconic British band: The Kinks will immortalized in film with a new biopic entitled “You Really Got Me.”It will be directed by Julien Temple, best known for his films: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle and the Glastonbury rockumentary. According to Consequence of Sound, You Really Got Me will focus on the tumultuous relationship between Kinks brothers Ray and Dave Davies.

“This is an exciting chance to tell the Kinks’ story in a visceral and real way,” Temple recently told Screen Daily. “The lyrics of The Kinks have always been fascinating to me and there is an amazing human story here as well which has yet to be captured on film.”

Singer-songwriter/actor Johnny Flynn and George MacKay (Pride) are set to portray Ray and Dave Davies, respectively. Juno Temple, Julien Temple’s daughter, will play Ray Davis’ former wife, Rasa.

John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) is making a return with Public Image Ltd. He’s announced that the band will release it’s 10th studio LP this fall called: “What the World Needs Now…” It’ll be the follow-up to 2012’s This is PiL . It comes out September 4th and will be followed by a U.K., European, and North American tour. The first single, “Double Trouble,” arrives August 21st as a ten-inch vinyl single backed by “Bettie Page” and non-album extra “Turkey Tits.”

What The World Needs Now… track list:
1. “Double Trouble”
2. “Know Now”
3. “Bettie Page”
4. “C’est La Vie”
5. “Spice of Choice”
6. “The One”
7. “Big Blue Sky”
8. “Whole Life Time”
9. “I’m Not Satisfied”
10. “Corporate”
11. “Shoom”



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