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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX to guest on DOLLY PARTON's rock album


MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Nikki Sixx will apparently appear on the upcoming rock album from country legend Dolly Parton.

The CRÜE bassist shared the news of his participation in a tweet earlier today (Thursday, March 23). Outlining some of his recent activities, he wrote: “Played bass on a song for Dolly Parton yesterday.

“Been back in the gym again to beat the jet-lag from the tour and enjoying family time.

“Had a great interview with Sweden Rock magazine and they might even feature some of my street photography.”

Parton recently said that she was making a rock album in order to celebrate her induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

“I’m making an album, too, because I have to live up to all of that hype,” she said last December on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.

“I’m very honored and very proud, and I’m good about timing, so I always thought I might want to do a rock record, because my husband is a rock and roll freak. So, anyway, I thought, ‘Well, if I’m ever gonna do it, now’s the time,” she added.

Tentatively titled “Rock Star”Dolly‘s LP will include covers of classic rock tunes like “Purple Rain” by Prince“Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by THE ROLLING STONES“Stairway To Heaven” by LED ZEPPELIN and “Freebird” by LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

During an appearance on “The View”Parton also shared that she collaborated with a number of fellow iconic artists on the album, including Paul McCartneySteven TylerStevie NicksSteve PerryJohn FogertyP!nk and Brandie Carlile.

“If I’m gonna be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, I’m gonna have to do something to earn it. So I’m doing a rock and roll album, and I’m having a lot of the rock stars that I met that night be on the album with me,” Parton explained.

Another heavy metal musician who said he was approached about contributing to Dolly‘s album is JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, who joined Parton on stage at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony to perform her classic song “Jolene”. Also appearing with them as part of a “super jam” performance were some of the other Rock Hall inductees, including Pat BenatarAnnie Lennox and DURAN DURAN‘s Simon Le Bon.

Speaking to TotalRockRob said: “After the show, her manager came up to me, Danny (Nozell), and he goes, ‘She’s doing a project, like a rock album. Would you be interested?’ I said, ‘Yeah. Here’s my number.’ And then, out of the blue, like four weeks later, and suddenly there’s ideas for some more work.”

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