Rather than a sample of the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," the Clan's "The Heart Gently Weeps" actually features an "interpolation" of the track, with new recordings by George Harrison's son Dhani, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' John Frusciante and soul vocalist Erykah Badu.
The album, the group's first in six years, was expected Nov. 13 via Loud but will now arrive Dec. 4.
Artists have had little luck securing permission to sample or interpolate elements of the Beatles' music over the years. However, rapper Ja Rule obtained permission to sample "Elanor Rigby" for the song "Judas," which will appear on his Nov. 13 album "The Mirror."
"We got the clearance — that's a win in itself," he tells Billboard.