Dolly Parton reveals she recorded a Beatles anthem with Paul McCartney on new album 'Rock Star'

Dolly Parton reveals she recorded a Beatles anthem with Paul McCartney on new album 'Rock Star'
Dolly Parton and Paul McCartney sang the cover of The Beatles' 1970 song 'Let It Be' for the former's upcoming album 'Rock Star' (Theo Wargo/Joe Maher/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Dolly Parton is spilling information about her debut rock 'n' roll album 'Rock Star' which is expected to release this fall. After being voted for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the 'Jolene' hitmaker is set to release her new album and she has recruited some of the biggest names to feature on it.

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"Paul McCartney sang with me on [a cover of The Beatles' 1970 song] Let It Be," the legendary country music star teased in a preview of 'The Rachael Ray Show'. "I've got a lot of wonderful iconic songs that people love and wonderful iconic singers joining me on them." Parton said that she also collaborated on a song with the legendary Elton John for her 49th studio album, which will feature other musical icons like Stevie Nicks, Annie Lennox, Joan Jett, Steve Perry, Steven Tyler, and John Fogerty.

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The upcoming album will feature a mix of classic rock covers and some new tunes in that genre. She teased, "I'm working on that album and that will be coming out sometime next fall hopefully, in time for the Christmas season." She added, "I'm going to do a lot of classic songs that are rock songs and then a few that I’ve written." Led Zeppelin's 1971 classic 'Stairway to Heaven' will also appear on the album. However, the 77-year-old said that she still hasn't been able to collaborate with Cher, but 'hopefully' that duet would happen soon.

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Paul McCartney performs onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Paul McCartney will feature in the new Dolly Parton album 'Rock Star'  (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The musician and philanthropist already performed her brand-new song 'Rockin' at the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Los Angeles on November 5, 2022. "I wrote a little special song for that to, kind of, sum up my feelings about how I wasn't sure I was a rock star, but you know me well enough to know I'm not going to let an opportunity go by," the 10-time Grammy winner told Ray, as per Daily Mail. "I thought if I'm ever going to do a rock & roll album which I often dreamed someday I might, that the time is now. So, I reached out to a lot of the friends who were on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with me when we were there those few days rehearsing." 

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The Rolling Stones' 1965 song, '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' was covered by Parton, Pink, and Brandi Carlile, as she previously disclosed on 'The View'. When asked if Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has added his pipes to a tune, she replied, "Well I am doing my best to try an get him on [Rock Star], but I did his song anyway."

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