(AFP) – Aug 30, 2008
LONDON (AFP) — French first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy will jam live with Paul McCartney and Metallica on television next month in support of her new album.
The erstwhile supermodel -- who married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in February -- will appear on "Later ... with Jools Holland" on BBC television when it starts a new series on September 16.
The late-night show traditionally starts with piano-playing Holland and his guests jamming together.
Bruni, who recently featured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in the United States and Britain, will perform "a song or two from her recently released third album", the BBC said in a statement.
On the same night, Metallica will make its first appearance on the show in 12 years, while ex-Beatle McCartney will team up with record producer and bassist Martin "Youth" Glover under the name The Fireman.
Italian-born Bruni's new album "Comme si de rien n'etait" (Simply) rode high in the hit parade in France after its highly publicised release in July in much of Europe, including Britain.
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