Randy Bachman Planning to Release "Heavy Blues" Album in 2015 Featuring Neil Young, Frampton & Other Stars - Music News - ABC News Radio
Randy Bachman is planning to release an album titled "Heavy Blues" in 2015 which features Neil Young, Peter Frampton and others according to ABC News Radio. (Thanks HoundsThatHowell!)
Bachman tells ABC News that he's recording a new blues album that he's planning to call Heavy Blues, which he expects to release in March 2015. Among the stars he's tapped to contribute to the record are his old pal Neil Young, Peter Frampton, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, contemporary blues whiz Joe Bonamassa and Scott Holiday from the modern-rock act Rival Sons. In addition, Randy reveals that the release will include a live collaboration between him and the late Jeff Healey that Healey's wife gave to him.More on Randy Bachman & Neil Young.
Bachman reports, "I've already mixed half the album, which will include 12 songs." He adds, "It absolutely blows me away."
The singer/guitarist says one of his main inspirations for the album was Young, who made a suggestion when Randy told him he had signed a new worldwide record deal that would allow him to do anything he wanted.
"He said, 'Take some advice. Don't do the same old crap and call it something new,'" Bachman recalls. "I said, 'What do you mean?' He said, 'Don't do the same thing and say it's a new album…Stop, get out of the box, do something fearless, be fierce, be ferocious, reinvent yourself.' And I go, 'OK, great advice.'"