Former-Eagles guitarist Don Felder has just released the lyric video for his new collaboration with Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, and Joe Satriani. The new track, called “Rock You,” will be featured on Felder’s upcoming album, American Rock N’ Roll, which will be released on April 5th and includes appearances by such heavyweights as Slash, Mick Fleetwood, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Felder kicks off his current string of date on Saturday night (March 16) at Modesto, California’s Gallo Center for the Arts.
Felder shed light on the “Rock You” session at Sammy Hagar’s Northern California recording studio, explaining to Rolling Stone, “Just as we were finishing, Joe Satriani came walking in. I said ‘Joe, grab a guitar and let’s figure out some guitar parts together.’ Joe and I plugged and sat in the control room and had a blast writing and arranging the guitar parts together. Just as we were finishing the guitars, Bob Weir came strolling down the hall and I asked him to sing on the chorus with us. It just all fell together and was so much fun to work with Sammy, Joe and Bob on this track. It totally rocks!”
Don Felder told us that throughout out his long and storied life and career, music has remained the only constant: [“When I started playing music when I was 10, then force that had driven me through the paths of my life were, indeed, the love of playing music. Whether I was starving on the streets of New York, or working in a studio six days a week for 50 bucks a week learning how to make records, or being in the Eagles and putting up with both the complex relationships and struggles of that organization — all got to the point where I realized that the one thing that I had to do was to give my life to music.”] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . life to music)