Monday, November 10, 2008

Mudcrutch Live, McCartney Recorded

Tom Petty's side project Mudcrutch will release a live EP called Extended Play Live tomorrow (November 11th) which was recorded earlier this year at the band's series of intimate club shows.

Petty posted on his official website ( that after years of waiting to release the first album from his pre-Heartbreakers band, he didn't want the live EP to sound too much like the band's 2008 self-titled debut, explaining, "I didn't want to do a live album because I thought it would be too much of a mirror image of what we had done in the studio. But when I heard things like the 15-minute version of 'Crystal River' from (L.A.'s) Troubadour (club), my mind was changed."

Extended Play Live will be released as a CD, digital download as well as on vinyl, and features four songs: "The Wrong Thing To Do," and "Bootleg Flyer" from April 20th Ventura, California's Ventura Theatre; along with "Crystal River" and "High School Confidential" recorded live on May 2nd, 2008 at L.A.'s Troubadour.

In addition to Petty on bass, Mudcrutch includes Heartbreakers' keyboardist Benmont Tench and guitarist Mike Campbell, and Mudcrutch cofounders Randall Marsh on drums and Tom Leadon on guitar. Leadon is the younger brother of former Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon.
Paul McCartney has reportedly signed on to voice one of the characters in the upcoming animated feature Shrek 4, according to The Shrek films are said to be among the favorite of McCartney's five year-old daughter Beatrice with former wife Heather Mills.

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