Ronnie Wood releases first single from Chuck Berry Tribute’Mad Lad: The record will be released on November 15 through BMG
The Rolling Stones guitarist will pay tribute to Chuck Berry at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on November 25. Tickets go on sale at 10am on September 27.
The new show was added after his previously announced date at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on November 21 saw high demand for tickets.
The Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood has announced that the band led by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards will return to perform live.
. Mad Lad ‘, is the new album that takes its name from an instrumental originally appeared in the 1960 Chuck’ Rockin ‘At The Hops’ LP with the voices of Imelda May.
Asked if the pieces of his own rehearsal – which the artist himself defined as a “just and important, entire generations of musicians have grown with his works” – will be performed live also in Europe, the artist replied:
“I wish, but the Stones require dedication and time, we will go on tour again and to do these things I have to wait for their breaks”
The 11 tracks were recorded live with his band, the Wild Five, at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne, Dorset last year.
WITH a world tour to finish and twin toddlers running around, you would think Ronnie Wood has enough on his plate right now. Mad Lad‘, which is named after an instrumental originally featured on Chuck’s 1960 LP ‘Rockin’ At The Hops’ and features vocals from Imelda May.
The record is the first in a trilogy of records paying tribute to the Rolling Stones guitarist’s heroes that he’ll record and release with his band over the next few years.
He’ll perform with his Wild Five at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 21, playing tracks from the new album. Support will come from Jack Broadbent. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on September 13.
Ronnie told radio station SiriusXM: ”I sing most of the songs and I have a friend called Imelda May and she is singing a couple.
”Then it goes into ‘Mad Lad’. It is a mad instrumental song and it sums me up.”
The Rolling Stones rocker last released a solo record in 2010 with ‘I Feel Like Playing’, and after taking a break from his own music to head on tour with the ‘Satisfaction’ hitmakers, he’s set to come back to his solo career this October, as a new album is in the pipeline.(source contactmusic)
Ronnie’s album will drop later this year to coincide with a documentary about the 72-year-old guitarist’s life, and insiders say it ”hasn’t been easy” putting together the new projects.
A music insider said: “This album and the TV show is a big deal for Ronnie.
“He hasn’t done any solo recordings since I Feel Like Playing and Live In London in 2010.
“He felt it was time to tell his story with a programme he fully cooperated with. It’s likely to be with the BBC or Netflix and offers a very candid look back on his life.
”But making this documentary, which has taken four years to complete, and the album, hasn’t been easy. He’s had to juggle so many things over the last decade.”
Two years ago, Ronnie had part of a lung removed due to cancer. He refused chemotherapy, fearing he would lose his hair. But he did quit smoking after 50 years.
Wood has also painted a set of his own personal interpretations of classic Stones tour posters: Bridges to Babylon, Urban Jungle and Voodoo Lounge. For more information, head to Ronnie Wood’s official site here.