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Beasties, Gene and others feature on 'Fire And Skill', a tribute to The Jam...

LIAM and Noel Gallagher will appear with Paul Weller, Beastie Boys, Steve Cradock and Gene on the long-awaited Jam tribute album, slated for an August release on Polydor.

‘Fire And Skill’ will feature around 15 different Jam covers by international artists.

Liam and Ocean Colour Scene‘s Cradock have recorded a version of ‘Carnation’ while Noel will contribute his take on ‘To Be Someone’.

Jam founder Paul Weller and Cradock‘s version of ‘No One In The World’ will appear as a hidden, ‘secret’ track. The song only appeared on The Jam‘s ‘Extras’ album.

Cradock recently told Scootering Magazine: “Only the stoneheads will find it. Paul recorded it with The Jam, just guitars and vocals. It’s very rare.”

Beastie Boys have recorded a version of ‘Start!’ and Gene have covered ‘A Town Called Malice’. Gene have also recorded a version of The Jam‘s ‘Wasteland’, which appeared as a B-side to their 1997 single ‘We Could Be Kings’.

No other acts have been confirmed for the record yet but it is thought many will be from the US.

Meanwhile, OCS look set to return with a new single called ‘I Am The News’ on August 9. The band’s official website www.oceancolourscene.com revealed the news last week, but a spokeswoman for OCS denied the decision was finalised.

The band have been recording their fourth studio album and follow-up to 1997’s ‘Marchin’ Already’ at their Moseley Shoals studio. It is scheduled for an autumn release on MCA.