Watch | Dion Releases New Video “Bam Bang Boom” Feat. Billy Gibbons
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Dion recruited the help of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons for the music video of his bluesy number “Bam Bang Boom.” It’s the latest preview from his upcoming all-star album titled “Blues with Friends,” out on June 5. Both rockers can be seen performing the track in their respective homes – observing social distancing, of course.
It’s a tribute to Dion’s wife Susan whom he met back in 1963. He said in a statement, “This is another song that started as phrases I wanted to sing. ‘I stepped into love.’ The lyric does a good job of describing what happened when I first met Susan. We were both teenagers. She was new to my very Italian neighborhood in the Bronx and she was a redheaded transplant from Vermont. Bam bang boom!”
Speaking about Gibbons, he shared that he “was a joy to work with on this. There’s nobody like him.”
“Blues with Friends” contains 13 tracks and will feature a stellar guest list – Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, and Van Morrison to name a few. In the album’s liner notes, Bob Dylan wrote: “Dion knows how to sing, and he knows just the right way to craft these songs, these blues songs. He’s got some friends here to help him out, some true luminaries. But in the end, it’s Dion by himself alone, and that masterful voice of his that will keep you returning to share these Blues songs with him.”