UPDATED: May 10, 2023
We are updating this story as Dolly Parton has now announced a tracklist and release date for her new album “Rockstar“, which will come out on November 17. The 2 CD album has 30 tracks of rock classics featuring collaborations with artists ranging from Richie Sambora and Steve Perry to Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks. John 5 and Nikki Sixx will be playing on track #22. The track entitled “Bygones” will also feature the vocals of Judas Priest’s Rob Halford. Find out more here.
I’m so honored that I got the opportunity to play guitar on one of the songs on the upcoming @DollyParton album. I’ve been listening to Dolly ever since I can remember. Words cannot describe how exciting this is.John 5 | April 11, 2023
John 5 has confirmed he has contributed to legendary country star Dolly Parton’s upcoming rock inspired album. Dolly teased the album after she was nominated and accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. Speaking at the time Parton said; “…if I do [get in], I’ll immediately, next year, have to put out a great rock and roll album — which I’ve wanted to do for years, like a Linda Ronstadt or Heart kind of thing. So this may have been just a God-wink for me to go ahead and do that. It’s just nice to be nominated.”
John 5 is just the latest artist to announce their part on the, as yet, untitled album. Nikki Sixx has confirmed he is playing bass on one of the tracks and Journey’s former singer Steve Perry has laid down vocals too.
As yet there are no details on when the album will drop. Follow Dolly Parton on social media to find out more.