Burgess and Joyce cover Buzzcocks
Tim Burgess is joining forces with ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce to rework the Buzzcocks' album Spinal Scratch.
The Charlatans frontman and Joyce are heading to the studio with John Cooper Clarke, known as 'the Bard of Salford', The Whip, I Am Kloot, The Answering Machine and Dutch Uncles to create their own version of the seminal album.
They will then perform it live at Jack Daniels' Manchester JD Set gig on May 27.
Joyce said: "After watching Buzzcocks perform in Manchester, they're the reason I picked up drum sticks in the first place. No Buzzcocks, there would be no Smiths, simple."
For information on how to win tickets to the gig, see www.thejdset.co.uk.