Former Eagles guitarist, Don Felder has recruited a wide variety of rock musicians to collaborate on his new solo album titled "American Rock 'n' Roll".
Among the pool of rockstars are Slash (Guns n' Roses), Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Joe Satriani, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
“I wanted to bring in as many people as possible to share the experience with me,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I knew it should be bright, cheery and fun or it wouldn’t be worth doing. It should be a labour of love, not a labour of work.”
Slash is featured on the album's title track, which traces the history of rock music from the legendary Woodstock days, Jimi Hendrix... till the present day.
“Slash lives really close to me,” says Felder. “He came over, brought his guitar, plugged into one of my amps and we traded off on some solos. He actually plays on the part of the song that mentions Guns N’ Roses by name.”
The same song also features both drummers Mick Fleetwood and Chad Smith. “We wanted an old-school Mick Fleetwood-style rock 'n' roll pocket in the early verses,” Felder explained. “And when Chad comes in, it becomes a more modern, hard-rocking Chili Peppers kind of feel.”
You can listen to the title track below.
Set to arrive on 5th of April, the album marks Felder's second solo release following his 2012 release, "Road to Forever" since leaving the Eagles a decade earlier.