Get ready for 24 Hours of Tom Jones

    No, VH-1 Classic isn’t preparing an all-day marathon of Tom Jones videos, 24 Hours is the title of the first new Jones album to see a U.S. release in 15 years, due November 25 on S-Curve Records. The lion’s share of the album’s production chores are handled by British duo Future Cut, who have worked with the likes of Lily Allen and Kate Nash, and Jones lends his studly tones to an intriguing batch of tunes. "Sugar Daddy" was written for the Welsh wonder by none other than Bono and The Edge, who also play on the track. Elsewhere, Jones covers Bruce Springsteen’s "The Hitter," Tommy James’ "I’m Alive," and "More Than Memories," a previously unrecorded song by Stax soul queen Carla Thomas. Sir Tom (That’s right, a guy known for getting panties thrown at him onstage has received the nod from Her Majesty–hey, maybe those panties had something to do with it!), now 68, will undoubtedly be putting the "sex" in sexagenarian as he tours his butt off in support of the album.