Noted grumblebum Morrissey has a new covers album coming out in May, and he’s just dropped a second single from it – a duet with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.

Actually, it’s a threesome, as the song also features Lydia Night of the Regrettes. It’s a take on Wedding Bell Blues, which was a sizeable hit back in 1969 for The 5th Dimension. Some may know it better by its “Marry me Bill” refrain.

As for the new album from Moz – who, no matter how daft he gets, will always have a special place in our hearts because of The Smiths – it’s entitled California Son, and is set to drop on May 24.

Here’s the full track listing:

  • Morning Starship (Jobriath) – featuring Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear)
  • Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow (Joni Mitchell) – featuring Ariel Engle (Broken Social Scene)
  • Only a Pawn in Their Game (Bob Dylan) – featuring Petra Haden
  • Suffer the Little Children (Buffy St Marie)
  • Days of Decision (Phil Ochs) – featuring Sameer Gadhia (Young the Giant)
  • It’s Over (Roy Orbison) – featuring LP
  • Wedding Bell Blues (The 5th Dimension) – featuring Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Lydia Night (The Regrettes)
  • Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick)
  • Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett)
  • When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon) – featuring Petra Haden
  • Lenny’s Tune (Tim Hardin)
  • Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie)

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In other Morrissey news, he is set to be immortalised in – yes, in, not on – vinyl as a Pop! figurine – gladioli and all! Set to drop on June 30, you can pre-order it now.


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