VELVET GOLDMINE, the glam rock movie set in London during the early ’70s, will now be released on September 20. Although it was set for an April release, last minute changes to the final print have meant that it’s been put back until the autumn.
The film stars Ewan McGregor as Curt Wilde, an amalgam of David Bowie and Lou Reed, a bi-sexual American glam star in ’70s London. It also stars Brian Molko (pictured with Placebo), Christian Bale, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Eddie Izzard and Toni Collette. Also making an appearance is Micko Westmoreland, aka The Bowling Green, NME‘s Vibes sections tip for 98.
Details of the film’s soundtrack, compiled by executive producer Michael Stipe, heve been obtained by NME. Elastica bassist Donna Mathews and Teenage Fanclub cover The New York Dolls’ ‘Personality Crisis’. Donna also makes an appearance as Polly Small in the film, a character loosely based on Suzi Quatro. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood have teamed up with former Roxy Music sax player Andy McKaye to record two new songs while Bernard Butler has covered Roxy’s ‘2HB’ and ‘Ladytron’.
Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm collaborate with former Iggy and the Stooges sideman Ron Asheton in a band called The Wilde Rattz, Ewan McGregor’s backing band. Jarvis Cocker and Grant Lee Buffalo also feature amongst the musical contributors.