Monday, April 11, 2011

KISS, Paul Rodgers & more on new Paul McCartney tribute album

It’s fair to say Paul McCartney has had a few tributes in his time, and there’s news that another one is on the way.

The Sun reports McCartney is making a new album featuring covers of his own solo material and Wings tracks.

McCartney hand-picked the artists himself, including KISS, The Cure, B.B. King, Paul Rodgers, Billy Joel and Garth Brooks.

It’s partly a family affair, as Paul’s son, James, will be on the record doing a song with The Cure.

"James was over the moon at playing with The Cure,” a source told The Sun. “He's always been a big fan. They all went into a studio in Sussex and hung out together.”

Sir Paul is thrilled about it. "Over the years, Robert Smith and Macca's paths have crossed countless times and he is chuffed having The Cure pay tribute to him," stated the source.

A full song/artist list has not been announced, but we know KISS have already recorded their version of “Venus And Mars/Rock Show” for the set, as KISS told fans via Facebook last August:

“After being invited, we chose and sang Venus and Mars/Rockshow for the McCartney tribute album. Other performers include Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, BB King and Paul Rodgers. The backing tracks were all recorded by Paul McCartney's touring band. We consider it an honor to be asked to participate on a tribute to one of the most influential and greatest singer/songwriters of all time. Not to mention, a major force in the most important band of all time, The Beatles. Wow!”

No release date has been announced…stay tuned.

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