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Phoenix working on album

Move over Zooey Deschanel and Scarlett Johansson–Joaquin Phoenix would like to join you in the actor-singer clubhouse. Phoenix is

">making an album with Tim Burgess of Charlatans UK (which, in case you didn't know, is still a fairly big band in England). Burgess has this to say about his actor-buddy's rock acumen: "Once he learned guitar [in preparation for his role as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line], he found that he had quite a lot of demons inside himself that he wanted to expel through music." Alan McGee, former head of Creation Records, is also assisting in the studio, but no title or release date has been announced–in fact, Burgess also says of the project, "It's an ongoing thing. I'm trying to get Alan to force [Phoenix] to put it out at the moment, but I don't know whether it will [get released]."


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