This has been quite a busy year for David Bowie.
Months after releasing his first album in a decade titled The Next Day, the singer is now in collaboration with Canadian rockers Arcade Fire. The band, whose albums including Funeral and the Suburbs have been widely acclaimed, and the latter being a winner for the Album of the Year Grammy, recorded a song with Bowie, and that song is expected to appear on the group’s upcoming album Reflektor. According to frontman Win Butler, Bowie has always been a longtime fan of Arcade Fire, and predicted they would be big in the U.K., which they are, as well as the U.S. and Canada.
The footage of the interview was presumed lost for nearly four decades, but was found buried alongside items in the attic by Village Voice journalist Howard Smith. In the interview, Lennon described the recording of the Beatles’ final album Let it Be as “torturous”, as tensions between the group was already at an all-time high. He also stated that neither he or members Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr wanted to record the album, but eventually muscled through it, and Let it Be would be released in 1970, around the time the Beatles would go their separate ways.
The tape containing the interview, is among the over-100 other Beatles-related items up for sale at the Marvels of Modern Music auction, which takes place later this month.