Dolly Parton covers “Jolene” with Måneskin

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Dolly Parton teamed up with Måneskin for this new rendition, which was added to a special version of her album “ Rockstar “.

Dolly Parton couldn’t wait more than a weekend to start expanding her new rock album, Rockstardeclaring yesterday on Instagram: “ Surprise ! Did you all think I was done? »

As part of the “ exclusive download version » from the album, Parton added two additional tracks: a new interpretation of her classic “ Jolene ” featuring Måneskin, as well as a cover of Eddie Money’s 1977 hit, ” Two Tickets To Paradise “.

As it stands, the two extra tracks are only available if you purchase the download version of Rockstar on Parton’s website. The singer, however, shared an excerpt from her remake of “ Jolene » with Måneskin on social media, as well as a video of her and the band working on the recording in the studio.

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Rockstar is Parton’s 49th solo album and was partly inspired by her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. Parton initially refused on the grounds that she was a country star and not a rock star, but she eventually changed her mind after learning that the Rock Hall was not just for rock artists. Still, Parton appeared to want to live up to the honor bestowed upon her, saying in an interview earlier this year: ” If I’m going to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I have to do something to deserve it. »

On Rockstar, Parton therefore tackled the rock and roll canon (and expanded it) with 21 covers and nine original compositions. In most covers, Parton works with the original artists, such as Elton John for ” Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me ”, Debbie Harry for “ Heart of Glass » and Sting for “ Every Breath You Take “. Parton even managed to bring Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for a rendition of “ Let It Be » by the Beatles (with Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood).

Other guests include Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, P!nk, Brandi Carlile, Lizzo, Simon Le Bon, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Michael McDonald and John Fogerty.


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