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