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Michael McDonald Teams Up With Doobie Brothers For All-New Album

Critically acclaimed singer and piano player Michael McDonald has reunited with one of his former bands, the Doobie Brothers, for an all-new album.

According to sources, McDonald has joined the Doobie Brothers in the studio for the first time in 40 years to contribute to the production of a full-length album. facebook update by the band. The post suggests that McDonald contributed to the songwriting for the upcoming release.

It's been more than 40 years since MacDonald wrote and recorded songs with the band, but the soulful singer and talented key player is back on the road for their 2020 tour, “The Ultimate'', celebrating their 50th anniversary. Participated in Classic Rock. report. He also performed live with the band sporadically before and after that tour.

BURBANK, CA – OCTOBER 01: In this image published on October 1, 2021, Doobie performs live on stage at iHeartRadio ICONS with the Doobie Brothers at iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California.・The Brothers' (from left) Michael McDonald, Mark Russo, and Patrick Simmons are pictured. . (Photo by Fraser Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Back in 2014, McDonald developed his talents to form part of his 2014 album 'Southbound', which featured a 'reimagined' twist on some of the Doobies' previously well-known classics. the outlet noted.

But now, Simmons hinted that the Doobies are working on a new line-up of numbers that the band is keen to adopt and share on tour. (Related article: “Come on Motherfucker:” Famous rock frontman invites nemesis to upcoming tour)

“We hope to debut some new songs.” [on the tour]''Said Simmons.

“We've got some really high energy songs so we hope they'll be fun to play and hopefully pair well with some well-known songs. We'll keep you updated and know how I'll let you know how it goes.”

According to the magazine, McDonald was in the band from 1975 to 1982. signboard. (RELATED: 'Our relationship was strained': Rock star admits he was 'resentful' to late drummer after playing final show)

During his early tenure, the singer shined with albums' worth of hits such as “What a Fool Believes,” “Real Love,” “Takin' It to the Streets,” and several others. It seems like it was.

The band plans to release the album by spring or summer 2024.

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