Pete Doherty and Friends Went to a Studio to Record Silence


Last week Vulture told you about the campaign to get John Cage's famous, completely silent "4'33"" to U.K. Christmas No. 1. Now, we have some more information: It turns out the campaign will center around a new recording of the Cage classic. Wait, what? Yes, really: Today, in a recording studio, are gathered the likes of Pete Doherty, Billy Bragg, the Kooks, Imogen Heap, Orbital, and others — collectively known as Cage Against the Machine, in a reference to last year's Rage Against the Machine Christmas No. 1 campaign — to stand around in silence while the tape runs for four minutes and 33 seconds. Check out the UStream footage of the odd session right here. Everyone sounds great! [Guardian UK]