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The Modfather will fittingly cover 'Birthday' with all the proceeds going to War Child

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Paul Weller will release a new cover of The Beatles' 'Birthday' on Monday (June 18) to help celebrate Paul McCartney's 70th birthday.

The Modfather has recorded a cover of the Fab Four's 1968 track, which served as the opening track on the second disc of 'The White Album' and will release it on Monday as a download single with all the proceeds going to War Child. The track will only be available for purchase on Monday.

Speaking about the track, Weller told The Sun: "It's my own little tribute to the man who, along with the rest of The Beatles, got me into music in the first place."

Weller notched up his fourth solo Number One album earlier this year when his new LP, 'Sonik Kicks', entered the chart in the top position.

Despite only recently releasing his 11th solo studio LP, however, he is already eyeing up his next project – he recently told NME that he is planning on working with Miles Kane on new material. "We've set aside a couple of dates when I'm going to do some writing with him," he said. "I like him, he's done well."

You can watch a video interview with Paul Weller where he discusses 'Sonik Kicks' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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