The original lineup of Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker, and Slim Jim Phantom will settle into a Nashville recording booth to work on the new record alongside acclaimed producers Peter Collins (Bon Jovi, Rush) and Vance Powell (Arctic Monkeys, Jack White).
“Forty years ago, us three teenagers started a little band to play a musical style that had long since passed, and most folks had never heard of, this Rockabilly music,” said Brian Setzer. “Forty years later we stand together and still get that same thrill and exhilaration from the music. That feeling is what makes the fireworks go off and the sparks fly. It makes the world go around.”
Stray Cats’ last recorded output was 1993’s Original Cool. To boost the milestone celebrations, the band also shared plans to tour North America – but no word yet on whether they’ll take the anniversary shows around the globe.
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