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Jake Bugg Gets Response To Don McLean Fan Letter Five Years Later

by   Sep 13, 2014 13:28 PM EDT

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Jake Bugg taught us all a lesson this week: If you want your favorite artist to respond to your fan mail, just become famous.

That's how Bugg finally got through to "American Pie" singer Don McLean.

"When I was young there was a place on his website where you used to be able to leave little messages on email," Bugg told MTV. "It would say, 'Don can't reply to anything.' Six months ago the guy who ran the website, who's British, got in touch and said, 'just been cleaning out inbox and found your message from five years ago' and gave me his (Don's) number.

"He called me and woke me up. He spoke for about 40 minutes. I spoke for about one minute. He was giving me this advice like, 'don't get married.' It was pretty crazy."

Bugg also said that the follow-up to last year's Shangri-La could take "five months or five years" to complete.

"It's just demos," he said. "It's an experiment - see what happens. Just trying to make it write itself. It could take five years, it could take five months."

Here's Bugg's current tour schedule:

09/13: Madrid, Spain @ DCode 2014

09/24: Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro Arena Glasgow

10/05: Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

10/06: Wolverhampton, UK @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall

10/07: Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall

10/09: Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

10/10: Vancouver, Canada @ Pacific Coliseum

10/12: Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall

10/13: Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre

10/14: Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre

10/16: Belfast, UK @ Odyssey Arena

10/18: Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Echo Arena

10/19: Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena

10/20: Hull, UK @ Bridlington Spa

10/21: London, UK @ Alexandra Palace

10/24: Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center

10/25: Winnipeg, Canada @ MTS Centre

10/27: Calgary, Canada @ Scotiabank Saddledome

10/28: Edmonton, Canada @ Rexall Place

10/30: Vancouver, Canada @ Pacific Coliseum

10/31: Portland, OR @ Moda Centers

11/01: Seattle, WA @ Key Arena

11/03: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

11/04: Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena

11/06: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

11/08: Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

11/09: San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl

11/10: Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center

11/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center

11/13: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

11/15: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

11/16: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

11/19: Guadalajara, Mexico @ Estudio Cavaret

11/20: Mexico City, Mexico @ Vive Cuervo Salon

11/25: Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Pepsi On Stage

11/27: Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Citibank Hall

11/28: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ Citibank Hall

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