Dolly Parton Reveals She’ll Cover Prince and Rolling Stones In New Album
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Dolly Parton has unveiled more details about her impending rock album, which she decided to make after she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year.
Parton formerly stated that ex-Journey singer Steve Perry would be on the LP. She was also aspiring to have Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in a cover of “Stairway to Heaven.” During her latest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she revealed the record’s title and said it would include original compositions and songs by the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Prince. Parton chuckled:
“I’m a rock star now – that’s what they say!
“That was such an honor. You know, I’m making an album too because I have to live up to all that hype. Honestly, I was sincere – I didn’t mean to start any controversy, but when they said they wanted to put me in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I always thought that was for people who spent their whole life working to be in rock ‘n’ roll. You don’t see Led Zeppelin in the Country Music Hall of Fame…although they could!”
Though she added:
“I found out it was more than that. So, when I realized what it was, I said if they put me in any way, I would certainly accept it gracefully. Which I did; I even wrote a song about it to kinda tell the story about it.”
Expressing she was proud and honored to be inducted, she said:
“I’d always thought I might want to do a rock record because my husband is a rock ‘n’ roll freak. I thought, ‘If I’m ever gonna do it, now’s the time. It’s gonna come out next fall, and you know what I’m calling it: Rock Star… I am going to have some cameo people…we’re gonna have some great iconic songs like ‘Purple Rain,’ ‘(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,’ ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ and ‘Free Bird.'”