Wu-Tang Clan Sample Beatles (Legally!), Set Tour Dates

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Pitchfork reports that Staten Island hip-hop superheroes Wu-Tang Clan have become the first group to clear a Beatles sample legitimately. The George Harrison-authored “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” will appear in “Gently Weeps,” off the Wu's forthcoming album The 8 Diagrams (now pushed from Nov. 13 to Dec. 4). The track features Harrison's son Dhani and Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante playing guitars (tear content currently unknown).

Wu-Tang Clan play a Los Angeles venue to be announced Nov. 17.

Here's a video of George and famous, talented pals jamming out “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh.

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