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The Temptations have released a brand-new single called "Is It Gonna Be Yes or No," that was written and produced by and features guest vocals from fellow Motown legend Smokey Robinson.

The sensuous romantic ballad, which is available now as a digital download and via streaming services, will appear on the famed vocal group's upcoming studio album, Temptations 60, in celebration of band's 60th anniversary.

"Is It Gonna Be Yes or No" reunites The Temptations with Robinson, who wrote or co-wrote many of the group's early hits, including "The Way You Do the Things You Do" and the chart-topping classic "My Girl."

A behind-the-scenes video looking at the making of the song has been posted on The Temptations' official YouTube channel. In the clip, Smokey explains, "I wanted to soften them up and write something sweet and gentle. Souful, 'cause they're soulful singers."

Otis Williams, the last surviving original Temptations member, then notes, "Because of Smokey, we started with 'The Way You Do the Things You Do,' and we've been rolling ever since. It's only that Smokey be on this here album.

Smokey adds, "I'm so happy with the record…I can't wait to see the public reaction to it."

Among the musicians who contributed to the track were acclaimed session bassist Freddie Washington and longtime Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone.

This past summer, The Temptations launched a yearlong 60th anniversary celebration that will run through June of 2022. Temptations 60 is due out next year, and the group also has a series of tour dates lined up, and is planning a special commemoration of Williams' 80th birthday on October 30.

You can check out all of the confirmed upcoming Temptation shows at TemptationsOfficial.com.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers are returning to the road in 2022.

In a goofy, faux newscast video, the Peppers -- Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and returning guitarist John Frusciante -- announce that they'll launch a global stadium tour in June of next year, with the U.S. leg set to kick off in July.

Neither the exact itinerary or ticket details were revealed, but in the video, you see the names of different cites in the background, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, London, Toronto and Barcelona, Spain.

You can stay tuned for updates via RedHotChiliPeppers.com.

The tour will mark the first full live Peppers outing since Frusciante rejoined the band at the end of 2019. The band had planned dates for 2020, but, you know, COVID.

Fittingly, the tour announcement arrives on the 30th anniversary of the release of RHCP's hit 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik.


 

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of British glam-rock legends T. Rex's classic album Electric Warrior.

The record was the Marc Bolan-fronted group's sixth overall and its second after the band shortened its original moniker, Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Electric Warrior spent eight nonconsecutive weeks at #1 on the U.K. albums chart in late 1971 and early '72, while peaking at #32 on the Billboard 200. It includes the band's signature song, "Get It On," which topped the U.K. singles tally, while reaching #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- becoming T. Rex's only top-40 hit in the U.S.

The album also features "Jeepster," a #2 U.K. hit, and such other gems as "Mambo Sun," "Cosmic Dancer" and "Life's a Gas."

In the U.S., "Get It On" was retitled "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" to avoid confusion with a then-popular song by the jazz-rock band Chase.

Longtime Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman played piano on "Get It On." Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman of The Turtles and Frank Zappa fame contributed backing vocals to Electric Warrior, while ex-King Crimson multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, who later became a founding member of Foreigner, played saxophone on the record.

Electric Warrior, which was written entirely by Bolan and produced by frequent David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, is considered among the first glam-rock albums, if not the very first.

The record's influence could be heard in the early-to-mid-1970s music of Bowie, Elton John, The Hollies and The Rolling Stones, and went on to inspire many artists who emerged from the punk and new wave scenes.

Here's the full track list of Electric Warrior:

"Mambo Sun"
"Cosmic Dancer"
"Jeepster"
"Monolith"
"Lean Woman Blues"
"Get It On"
"Planet Queen"
"Girl"
"The Motivator"
"Life's a Gas"
"Rip Off"

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"Skool" is back in session for Guns N' Roses.

The "Welcome to the Jungle" rockers have premiered a new song called "Hard Skool." It's the second fresh tune from GN'R in as many months, following the August release of "Absurd."

The new track is available now as a digital download and via streaming services.

Like "Absurd," the origins of "Hard Skool" date back to sessions for Chinese Democracy, the long-fabled GN'R album that finally became a reality in 2008, with frontman Axl Rose as the only original member still in the band.

Chinese Democracy remains the most recent Guns N' Roses album. "Absurd" and "Hard Skool" mark the band's first new music since Slash and Duff McKagan rejoined in 2016.

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Ringo Starr's new EP, Change the World, was released today on CD, cassette and digital formats.

The four-song collection arrives just six months after the former Beatles drummer's previous release, the five-track Zoom In EP.

During a Zoom press conference this week promoting Change the World, Starr explained that he hoped the EP would bring his fans "joy." He also noted that the record's lead track, "Let's Change the World," offers an important message regarding climate change and pollution.

Reflecting on the song, which was written by Toto's Joseph Williams and Steve Lukather, Ringo maintained, "[H]alf the world's on fire, half of it's under water and [politicians are] still wondering, 'Well, we can't do that'…And I think we have to do a lot. So I'd like to change the world for the kids."

The second track is a reggae tune titled "Just That Way," which Ringo co-wrote with his longtime engineer Bruce Sugar, and features veteran reggae guitarist Tony Chin and bassist Fully Fullwood.

"I got [a] real bass player and guitar from Jamaica playing on it…which gives it more force," Ringo said. "And for me, it's so great, 'cause I get to play with those guys."

Track three is the country-influenced "Coming Undone," which was penned by hit-making songwriter/producer Linda Perry. The song features contributions from acclaimed New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty, who added a brass section that, according to Starr, completely transformed the tune.

The EP finishes with a cover of one of Ringo's favorite early rock 'n' roll tunes, "Rock Around the Clock."

The track features a guitar solo by Starr's brother-in-law, Joe Walsh, that Ringo said not only "rocked" but was different than any solo he's heard on other versions of the tune.

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Cat Stevens' classic 1971 studio album Teaser and the Firecat will be reissued on November 12 in multiple formats and configurations in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Released on October 1, 1971, Teaser and the Firecat reached #2 on the Billboard 200. It featured three of the singer/songwriter's most enduring tunes: "Morning Has Broken," "Peace Train," and "Moonshadow," which peaked at #6, #7 and #30, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100.

A super-deluxe box set version of the reissue features four CDs, a Blu-ray, two LPs and a seven-inch vinyl single. The CDs feature a newly remastered version of the original album, a variety of unreleased studio recordings, a disc collecting audio of various TV and radio performances, and a CD boasting a full-length 1971 concert in Montreux, Switzerland.

The Blu-ray features an HD-audio version of the album, a 1977 animated video for "Moonshadow" and a 2020 concert clip of "The Wind," and video of various live TV performances. The LPs feature an alternate version of Teaser and the Firecat on one disc and a selection of live performances from Montreux and the BBC on the other.

The vinyl single features a remastered version of "Moonshadow," backed with a previously unreleased recording of the late U.K. comedian Spike Milligan reading the narration for the aforementioned animated video.

One of the bonus tracks is a newly recorded version of "Bitterblue," retitled "Bitterblue²."

The box set also comes packaged with a softcover replica of the original 1972 Teaser and the Firecat book, and a 108-page hardcover essay book.

In advance of the reissue, a previously unheard 1970 demo of "Moonshadow" was released Thursday as a digital track.

Visit Cat Stevens' official store for more details about the Teaser and the Firecat reissues.

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A variety of celebrities, including music stars such as Cyndi Lauper and Barbra Streisand, are calling on entertainment industry leaders to demand action on climate change from Congress.

In a letter addressed to the heads of companies including Facebook, Netflix, Sony, Walt Disney, Apple, Google and Amazon, the artists, working with the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, state that the bosses are "needed to lead our community's call for action and embrace this vision for a better world."

"Now is the time to use your influence to shape our future," the letter continues. "Congress needs to hear you demand, unequivocally, that it put forward and pass the most ambitious climate change agenda in U.S. history."

The letter asks that the business leaders "demand publicly and loudly that our senators and representatives" pass legislation that is currently before them. The legislation, the letter claims, will "create healthier communities, put millions to work in clean energy jobs, and free us from the fossil fuels that are driving climate change."

The artists go in to say that they'll be using their own platforms to remind all Americans to tell their senators and representatives in Congress that they "demand climate action now," by taking up the president's agenda.

"Tweet. Post. E-mail. Call. Whatever it takes," the letter concludes. "This is our moment, and there is no time to waste."

Others music stars who signed the letter include Coldplay, Adam Levine, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Selena Gomez, Shakira, Lorde, Billie EilishCamila Cabello, Dua Lipa,and Demi Lovato, as well as celebs including Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hugh Jackman, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, J.J. Abrams, Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds and Ellen DeGeneres, among many others.

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Ringo Starr took part in a Zoom press event this week to promote his forthcoming EP, Change the World. During the virtual Q&A, the former Beatles drummer shared a humorous memory involving The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts and another famous late drummer, Led Zeppelin's John Bonham.

Ringo said he'd hang out with Watts from time to time, particularly when they used to live near each other in London, and he recalled an incident at a party he threw at his place during the 1970s that Charlie and Bonzo attended.

"I had a drum kit up in the attic…And Charlie came and so did John Bonham. And so, we've got three drummers just hanging out," Starr remembered. "And Bonham got on the kit, but because it [wasn't nailed down],…as he was playing and the bass drum was hopping away from him, you had Charlie Watts and Ringo holding the bass drum for him as he played."

Reflecting on the comical scene, Ringo added, "[T]hat would have been a great little video or TikTok, or a photo would've gone worldwide, you know what I mean? But in the '70s, I had parties and you'll never find any photos, because I wouldn't let you take photos…you know, in my house."

Starr said of Watts, who died last month at age 80, "Charlie was a great guy. He was a lot of fun, and he had a harder band than I did to keep together…[W]e will miss Charlie. He was a beautiful human being."

As previously reported, Change the World is a four-track EP that will be released this Friday, September 24, and will be available on CD, cassette and digital formats.

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In July, the popular Bruce Springsteen fan site Backstreets.com reported that an archival film focusing on the performances that The Boss and his E Street Band gave at the historic 1979 "No Nukes" concerts would be coming out later this year.  Now official details about the release have been announced.

The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts will be released digitally on November 16 and on DVD, Blu-ray and audio formats on November 19.

The film and companion audio feature Springsteen and the E Street Band playing 13 songs at two of the MUSE benefit concerts, aka the "No Nukes" concerts, a star-studded series of shows that took place in September 1979 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ten of the performances are previously unreleased.

The movie was edited by longtime Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny using the original 16-millimeter film, and the audio was remixed by lauded engineer Bob Clearmountain.

Springsteen's set list included renditions of two songs from his then-upcoming album The River -- the title track and "Sherry Darling" -- as well as covers of Buddy Holly's "Rave On" and Maurice Williams' "Stay," the latter of which featured guest appearances from Jackson Browne and Tom Petty.

"A few years ago, I started re-examining the filmed archives for Bruce and the Band's appearances at the No Nukes concerts of 1979," says Zimny in a statement. "I quickly realized that these were the best performances and best filming from the Band's legendary Seventies, and dedicated myself to bringing out the full potential of the footage."

The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts, which you can pre-order now, is available as a two-CD/DVD or two-CD/Blu-Ray set, a two-LP vinyl package, and on digital audio and video formats.

Here's the full track list:

"Prove It All Night"
"Badlands"
"The Promised Land"
"The River"
"Sherry Darling"
"Thunder Road"
"Jungleland"
"Rosalita Come Out Tonight"
"Born to Run"
"Stay"
"Detroit Medley"
"Quarter to Three"
"Rave On"

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As The Rolling Stones prepare to launch the 2021 leg of their No Filter Tour this Sunday in St. Louis, the band's main members have shared a new official interview in which they chat about plan for the trek -- their first without longtime drummer Charlie Watts, who died on August 24 at age 80.

In the conversation, which was conducted by acclaimed rock journalist David Fricke, frontman Mick Jagger talks about how rehearsals have been going with Watts' handpicked replacement, Steve Jordan.

"It's gone well. We all knew [Steve], and I'd played with him before. He's very respectful of Charlie," Jagger says. "He played with Keith [Richards] before we started the rehearsals, and then he did homework, listening to the tunes. When we talk about what Charlie did on this one, we listen to the original record, and then we listen to the live versions. There's certain licks that we want to do, that Charlie did."

Jagger reveals that The Stones have rehearsed "80 to 90 songs" for the trek, adding, "We've got tons of numbers from most eras. So we have a big set list. We can certainly change up the set list."

Richards reveals that among the songs the band will be playing are two of the bonus tracks from the group's upcoming Tattoo You reissue -- "Living in the Heart of Love" and a cover of The Chi-Lites' "Troubles A' Comin'" -- as well as the 2020 Stones single "Living in a Ghost Town" and the 1976 gem "Hand of Fate."

Regarding how Jordan has been fitting in with the band, Keith notes, "Steve brings with him a lot of knowledge about the Stones. He'll say, 'No, Charlie plays like this.' Steve is so meticulous, so aware of the seat he's sitting in."

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Elton John is thrilled that "Cold Heart," his collaboration with U.K. pop star Dua Lipa and the electronic dance duo PNAU, is doing so well on the charts, but he says landing the "Levitating" singer for the record wasn't a forgone conclusion, even though they'd collaborated in the past.

"The Dua record happened because PNAU gave me the track, which I loved, but I didn't want to sing the 'Rocket Man' [part] there, because I'd sung it so many times," Elton tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe. "Cold Heart" is based around samples of four Elton songs: "Rocket Man," "Sacrifice," "Kiss the Bride" and "Where's the Shoorah?"

"I thought it would be great if someone else sang that," he notes. "And I've gotten to know Dua because she did our Oscar party this year and we became friends. She was in L.A. in May, and [my husband David and I] took her to dinner...and David said to her, 'Listen, think about it. I'll send you the track. You got to play it loud by the pool.'"

Elton continues, "She phoned us up [and said,] 'I'm in.' And that was the icing on the cake. She is probably...one of the most successful artists in the world at the moment...And it just was a stroke of luck."

While Elton has had dozens of hits in his 50-year career, he tells Zane that "Cold Heart" is special because, as he puts it, "I haven't had a genuine hit for a long, long time because I haven't made genuine hit records. I haven't set out to make them."

"Cold Heart" is Elton's his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 since 2000, his first top 10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart since 2005 and his first song to hit Billboard's Pop Airplay chart since 1998.

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Notify your mama, papa and daughter: Blood Sugar Sex Magik is turning 30 years old.

Red Hot Chili Peppers released their breakout album on September 24, 1991. Spawning the hit singles in "Under the Bridge," "Give It Away" and "Suck My Kiss," Blood Sugar became one of the definitive albums of the '90s alternative rock scene on its way to being certified seven-times Platinum by the RIAA.

Notably, Blood Sugar marked the second Chili Peppers album to feature guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith, who'd made their debut on 1989's Mother's Milk. Along with frontman Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea, they made up the band's "classic" lineup.

"It changed a lot for [us]," Smith tells ABC Audio of Blood Sugar. "John and I had been in the band and we'd toured a bunch on Mother's Milk and we had been in the group for awhile. We wrote all those songs, Anthony started to sing more, John was more involved in the songwriting."

"To me, it was the first time the band actually sounded like what I thought we sounded like," he adds.

Smith recalls feeling more focused during the Blood Sugar sessions, since the Peps recorded it themselves in a house, as opposed to a traditional recording studio.

"There were no other distractions," he explains. "There were no other people walking around, studio secretaries or whatever. It was very insular, and we just dug right in and took advantage of that."

Blood Sugar Sex Magik also marked RHCP's first album with Rick Rubin in place of Mother's Milk producer Michael Beinhorn, who often clashed with the band. Rubin then produced every Peppers album up until their most recent effort, 2016's The Getaway.

"That was the beginning, obviously, of a long relationship with [Rubin]," Smith says.

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Prince was honored this week on the 14th anniversary of a record-setting residency in England.

The Purple Rain star performed a record 21 shows in September 2007 at the famed O2 venue in London. To commemorate his historic accomplishment, a special custom artwork featuring the trademark symbol he used as his name in 2016 has been unveiled.

"The Prince shows at The O2 in 2007 were legendary and undoubtedly helped to cement The O2 as one of the most iconic venues in the world," Steve Sayer, vice president and general manager of the venue, said in a statement. "Fans and employees still talk fondly about those amazing nights."

He continued, "On the anniversary of the final show that Prince played at The O2, we are excited to present this beautiful key to The Prince Estate and are proud to unveil one backstage at the venue as part of the '21 Club' display."

A second version of the artwork will be proudly displayed Prince's Paisley Park complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

The "21 Club" celebrates stars who, like Prince, performed 21 shows or more in a residency at The O2.

Only seven other artists or performers have been inducted into the 21 Club: Drake; another Canadian artist, Michael Bublé; and English performers Take That, One Direction, Young Voices, Micky Flanagan and Michael McIntyre.

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The Pretenders' classic 1979 self-titled debut album and its 1981 follow-up, Pretenders II, will both be reissued on November 5 as deluxe three-CD sets.

Frontwoman Chrissie Hynde curated both releases, which will feature remastered versions of the original albums by producer Chris Thomas, demos, rarities, live performances and more.

The deluxe edition of the Pretenders reissue features B-sides, demos, two BBC sessions from 1979, and songs recorded at concerts in London in January 1979 and Boston in March 1980.

The Pretenders II deluxe reissue will feature demos, single edits, alternate versions and outtakes, and live tunes recorded at shows in New York's Central Park in August 1980 and in Santa Monica, California, in September 1981.

Both deluxe reissues will come packaged with a high-quality book featuring new liner notes and a variety of rare and unseen photos.

Limited-edition colored vinyl LPs of Pretenders and Pretenders II, pressed on red and white vinyl, respectively, also will be released. Visit Rhino.com for pre-order details.

The Pretenders' self-titled debut, which was released in December 1979, reached #9 on the Billboard 200. It featured the band's first stateside hit, "Brass in Pocket," as well as several other enduring songs, including "Precious," "Kid" and "Mystery Achievement" and the group's memorable cover of The Kinks' "Stop Your Sobbing."

Pretenders II, which arrived in August of '81, reached #10 on the Billboard 200 and included the popular tunes "Talk of the Town" and "Message of Love."

The albums were the only two full-length records by the band to feature the original lineup of Hynde, drummer Martin Chambers, guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and bassist Pete Farndon. Sadly, Honeyman-Scott and Farndon died of drug-related causes in June 1982 and April 1983, respectively.

Here's the track list of Pretenders -- Deluxe Edition:

CD 1: Original Album & B-Sides

Original Album
"Precious"
"The Phone Call"
"Up the Neck"
"Tattooed Love Boys"
"Space Invader"
"The Wait"
"Stop Your Sobbing"
"Kid"
"Private Life"
"Brass in Pocket"
"Lovers of Today"
"Mystery Achievement"

B-Sides
"Cuban Slide"
"Porcelain"
"The Wait" (Nick Lowe Version)
"Nervous but Shy"
"Swinging London"

CD 2: Demos & BBC In Studio

Demos
"The Phone Call"
"Suicide"*
"Brass in Pocket"
"Precious"
"The Wait"
"I Can't Control Myself"
"Stop Your Sobbing"
"Tequila"
"Kid"
"I Go to Sleep"*
"Do I Love You"*

BBC In Session: The Kid Jensen Show, February 5, 1979
"The Wait"*
"Up the Neck"*
"Stop Your Sobbing"*
"Private Life"*
"Cuban Slide"*

BBC In Session: The Kid Jensen Show, July 2, 1979
"Mystery Achievement"
"I Need Somebody"
"Tattooed Love Boys"*

CD3: Live

BBC In Session: Live at The Paris Theatre, London, January 2, 1979
"The Wait"*
"Stop Your Sobbing"*
"Kid"*
"Cuban Slide"*
"Brass in Pocket*
"Tattooed Love Boys*
"Mystery Achievement*

Warner Bros. Music Show: Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980
"Space Invader"**
"The Wait"**
"Precious"
"Kid"**
"Private Life"**
"Cuban Slide"**
"The Phone Call"*
"Talk of the Town"**
"Tattooed Love Boys"
"Up the Neck"**
"Mystery Achievement"**
"Stop Your Sobbing"**

And here's the track list of Pretenders II -- Deluxe Edition:

CD 1: Original Album

"The Adultress"
"Bad Boys Get Spanked"
"Message of Love"
"I Go to Sleep"
"Birds of Paradise"
"Talk of the Town"
"Pack It Up"
"Waste Not Want Not"
"Day After Day"
"Jealous Dogs"
"The English Roses"
"Louie Louie"

CD2: Studio Demos, Singles & Alternates

"Talk of the Town" (Demo)
"What You Gonna Do About It"
"I Go to Sleep" (Guitar Version -- Outtake)
"Pack It Up" (Radio Mix -- Outtake)
"Day After Day" (Single Mix)
"In the Sticks"
"Louie Louie" (Monitor Mix)*

Live in Central Park, New York City, August 30, 1980
"Precious"
"Space Invader"*
"Cuban Slide"*
"Porcelain"*
"Tattooed Love Boys"*
"Up the Neck"*

CD 3: Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981

"The Wait"
"The Adultress"
"Message of Love"
"Louie Louie"
"Talk of the Town"
"Birds of Paradise"
"The English Roses"
"Stop Your Sobbing"
"Private Life"
"Kid"
"Day After Day"
"Up the Neck"
"Bad Boys Get Spanked"
"Tattooed Love Boys"*
"Precious"*
"Brass in Pocket"
"Mystery Achievement"*
"Higher and Higher"

* = previously unreleased
** = first time on CD.

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Founding Romantics guitarist Mike Skill has announced updated plans for his debut solo album, Skill...Mike Skill, which now will be released on October 8 after it initially was slated to arrive on September 10.

The record features 12 tracks, including Mike's recently released new version of The Romantics' 1980 power-pop classic "What I Like About You."

Skill, who co-wrote "What I Like About You" with original Romantics drummer Jimmy Marinos, teamed up with his band's current beat keeper, Brad Elvis, and current Flock of Seagulls drummer Kevin Rankin, for the updated rendition of the tune.

Mike recorded much of Skill...Mike Skill while The Romantics were unable to tour because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of the tracks were inspired by the raw rock he grew up with from his hometown of Detroit.

"[I] was bursting at the seams with that Detroit energy," Skill explains, adding, "As I was writing, I couldn't help reflecting on the Music that came before me."

Skill...Mike Skill also features several songs that Skill released individually as digital singles over the last few years, including "'67 Riot," which features a guest appearance by one of his guitar idols, Wayne Kramer of The MC5.

Skill…Mike Skill was produced by Chuck Alkazian, who also has worked with Eminem and late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. You'll be able to pre-order the album starting this Sunday, September 26.

Here's the full track list of Skill…Mike Skill:

"Not My Business"
"Dark Side of Your Love"
"My Bad Pretty"
"Carrie Got Married"
"'67 Riot" -- featuring Wayne Kramer
"We Got Your Rock'n Roll"
"Sinners Song"
"So Soul Alone"
"I Want What You Got"
"Calling"
"What I Like About You"
"One More Time"

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