Dolly Parton has confirmed a star-studded guest list to appear on her upcoming rock album, including Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Pink and Brandi Carlyle.
On Tuesday, the country icon appeared on an episode of “The View” and discussed the highly anticipated project, telling co-host Joy Behar: “If I’m going to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I’d better do something to earn it. I’m doing a rock ‘n’ roll album and a lot of the rock stars I met that night will be on the album with me.
Parton said that she and McCartney were singing a song together and additionally revealed that her song with Nick had ended the night before. Parton previously said the record, titled “Rock Star,” would be released sometime this year, though no official release date has been confirmed.
The collection will be made up of classic rock covers and originals, and Steve Perry and Steven Tyler are also said to be part of the album.
During a December appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Parton said the album would have “a lot of great, iconic songs. [Prince’s] ‘Purple Rain,’ [the Rolling Stones’] ‘(I can’t get no) satisfaction,’ [Led Zeppelin’s] ‘Stairway to Heaven’ [and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s] ‘Free bird.'”
He told “The View” that he was trying to get Mick Jagger to perform a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” but instead, “Pink and Brandi Carlyle will sing with me on that particular song.” Pink and Carlyle joined forces with Parton to perform at her fall Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Parton initially rejected this inclusion, stating that since her career was based mostly on country music, there were other artists who deserved her respect. Regardless, voters rallied in Parton’s favor and she was inducted in November, prompting the roll-out of an upcoming rock album.