Ben Lee lines up celeb guests on new album

Mandy Moore, Benji Madden and Rooney help out

Ben Lee lines up celeb guests on new album
Aussie singer-songwriter Ben Lee has enlisted the help of several famous friends for his new album, currently being recorded in Los Angeles.

Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden and members of Rooney have all contributed to the record- Madden co-wrote a song called ‘Love’, while actress Mandy Moore duets with Lee on a “50’s style” track entitled ‘Birds and Bees’.

The record which will be called ‘Ripe’ is the follow-up to 2005’s ‘Awake Is the New Asleep’, and is being recorded at the same studio as Smashing Pumpkins new album, which Lee describes as “exceptional”.

In a post on his website, Lee says:

“Went to the Smashing Pumpkins album-wrap party and heard their awesome newie. Seriously, the heaviest and most intense thing they have ever done. Really exceptional. Sounds like the world needs a record like that right now.”

‘Ripe’ Is due to be released in September.

--By our New York staff.
[url="/about"]Find out more about NME.[/url]

Read More On This Artist

More News
The Cure perform massive 40-song set at London Christmas show
Kate Bush attends marriage of Elton John and David Furnish
AC/DC's Phil Rudd: 'I want my job and my reputation back'
Lady Gaga thought to be working on new music with Nile Rodgers
X Factor winner Ben Haenow claims Official Christmas Number One
Kiss to collaborate on two songs with Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z
Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform first two albums live for DVD release
Q-Tip gives Iggy Azalea hip-hop history lesson in lengthy series of tweets
David Fincher to direct HBO show based on 1980s music video experiences
Questlove tells of years-long attempts to taste Patti LaBelle's cooking in new animated video
Hackers threaten to release Iggy Azalea sex tape snapshots
The Rolling Stones release video thanking fans for recent support
Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams perform together on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' – watch
Nicki Minaj unveils 16-minute short film 'The Pinkprint Movie' – watch
Azealia Banks and Action Bronson involved in Twitter beef
Tyler the Creator and Erykah Badu to star in Adult Swim cartoon special about police brutality
Chris Martin says Angelina Jolie 'kidnapped' him to write a song for her new film
Sky Ferreira shares DIIV-directed home video for 'Omanko'
Madonna rush-releases six new tracks following album leak
U2 accused of 'poor taste' for video based on sectarian violence in Northern Ireland
First Aid Kit share video for cover of REM's 'Walk Unafraid'
Grimes says Dizzee Rascal is one of her 'all time favourite musicians'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM