Noel Gallagher recently revealed more about the song for The Monkees’ new album, which will include songs written by Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Neil Diamond, Carol King, and more.
“OK, let me clear this up,” he said to Tone Deaf. “What has happened is that The Monkees are making a record after 104 years for some reason, fuck knows why. And the guy that’s producing it (Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne) got in touch with … a mutual friend, and said, ‘We’re asking fans of The Monkees if they’d be interested in writing a song.’
“This guy asked me, and I said ‘Well, funnily enough, I happen to have a song lying around that me and Paul Weller were working on, that we could never find out what to do with. It was sitting there and it’s not been finished off, so I said to Paul, ‘are you interested in doing this thing for The Monkees? We sent them the track, but it’s not completed in any way, shape or form. Before we heard anything, some fucker had gone and spoken to Rolling Stone about it. So the fact of the matter is: it’s a song, not written by me, it’s written by me and Paul Weller. We’ve yet to finish it, [but] we will give it to The Monkees. And they can jolly well count themselves lucky that they’ve got it.”
Source: Tone Deaf