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The Monkees Share Lyric Video for “She Makes Me Laugh,” Written by Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo

Good Times! Due Out May 27 via Rhino

Apr 28, 2016 The Monkees
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The Monkees are releasing a new album, Good Times! on May 27 via Rhino. What makes it noteworthy is that the lyrics have been written by Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, and Rogue Wave’s Zach Rogue. Now the band have shared a lyric video for “She Makes Me Laugh,” which was written by Cuomo. The video is presented like a comic book, with drawings of a young Monkees and the lyrics appearing in the speech bubbles. Musically, it certainly sounds a lot more like The Monkees than Weezer. Watch it below.

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne produced the album. Davy Jones died of a heart attack in 2012, but the album features contributions from surviving Monkees Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The album also includes some songs previously written for The Monkees in the 1960s, but never released. One of those songs is the title track, which was written by Harry Nilsson and also features vocals by the late singer in what will be a duet with Dolenz. Then there’s Neil Diamond‘s “Love to Love,” which was recorded in the 1960s and features the vocals of Jones. Also included is Boyce and Hart’s “Whatever’s Right,” Carole King’s “Wasn’t Born to Follow,” and a new song by Nesmith, “I Know What I Know.” Good Times! is timed to the band’s 50th anniversary.

The Monkees Tour Dates:

May 18 - Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
May 19 - Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
May 20 - Tampa, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
May 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal PAC - Belk Theater
May 26 - Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 27 - Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
May 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 29 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
June 1 - New York, NY @ The Town Hall
June 3 - Toronto, ON @ Casino Rama
June 4 - Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
June 5 - Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
June 7 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
June 10 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
June 11 - Hammond, IN @ The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
June 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
June 14 - Dayton, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 28 - Dallas, TX @ AT&T PAC - Winspear Opera House
June 30 - Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 1 - Mayetta, KS @ Prairie Band Casino & Resort
July 16 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 22 - Hot Springs, AR @ Oaklawn Racing and Gaming
September 14 - Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theater
September 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
September 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
September 17 - Las Vegas, NV @ Primm Valley Casino Resorts
September 20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 21 - Modesto, CA @ Gallo Center For The Arts
September 23 & 24 - Lincoln City, OR @ Chinook Winds Casino Resort
September 25 - Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
October 1 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
October 22 - Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 29 - Shippensburg, PA @ H. Ric Luhrs PAC


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