Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson It was Scarlett Johansson's costar Thora Birch who got to play the artsy, music-obsessed teen in the 2001 film "Ghost World," but it's Johansson who's embarking on a rock 'n' roll lifestyle. She tipped her hand by contributing a standard to the 2006 benefit CD “Unexpected Dreams -- Songs from the Stars,” but who knew she had an appearance with cult heroes and guitar-scorchers the Jesus and Mary Chain up her sleeve? After performing with the reunited U.K. rockers at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, Johansson was reported to have been holed up in southern Louisiana recording her debut album. It may be on the Warner Bros. imprint Atco, but Johansson’s inspiration all comes from the underground. She recorded her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," with TV On the Radio producer/guitarist Dave Sitek, and guests include Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and David Bowie, among others. As for the album’s content, Johansson tackled the work of eccentric indie-cult hero Tom Waits. The album was released on May 20, 2008.
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