Our blog sometimes gets strange promotional pitches. Today, I got an unusual e-mail about a “Jack Sparrow” video featuring Michael Bolton. I thought it had something to do with the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie, so I eagerly clicked on the YouTube link. It turned out to be the latest digital short by Saturday Night Live‘s resident rappers, The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone). The video features Michael Bolton lampooning famous movie characters such as Jack Sparrow, Forrest Gump, Erin Brockovich, and Scarface. You’ll find the video at the end of this post, and you can download “Jack Sparrow” in iTunes by clicking here.
The Lonely Island is releasing their second album, Turtleneck & Chain, through Universal Records on Tuesday, May 10. Guest artists include the afore-mentioned Michael Bolton, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, and Akon. The album is available for purchase along with goodies such as a lunchbox/thermos set and autographed vinyl version/poster through their online store. You can also click here to get a coupon for a $7.99 CD/DVD combo or $15.99 CD/DVD + T-shirt bundle at Best Buy.
- Michael Bolton, The Lonely Island Pay Tribute to Jack Sparrow (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Video: “Jack Sparrow” – The Lonely Island ft. Michael Bolton (theoriginalwinger.com)
- Michael Bolton: Jack Sparrow on ‘SNL’ was ‘one of the highlights of my career’ [Video] (latimesblogs.latimes.com)