Remember when Johnny Depp, his Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, and producer Hal Willner corralled a group of artists— among them Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Bono, Van Dyke Parks, and Bryan Ferry— to record new versions of old "pirate ballads, sea songs, and chanteys"? That 2006 compilation, Rogue's Gallery, is getting a second installment.
Willner, Depp, and Verbinski have spearheaded the sequel, which is out on Anti- on February 19, and called Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys. The two-disc comp features Tom Waits teaming up with Keith Richards, Patti Smith teaming up with Johnny Depp, Courtney Love teaming up with Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop teaming up with A Hawk and a Hacksaw, plus Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Michael Gira of Swans, Broken Social Scene, Antony, and many more.
If you're curious, Rolling Stone has Shane MacGowan's version of "Leaving Liverpool" (featuring Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinksi).
Life is weird.