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“Dolly Parton Shares Regrets About ‘Rockstar’ Album Guest Features”
Dolly Parton has expressed her lack of regrets regarding the guest features on her upcoming “Rockstar” album. However, she does wish she could change the absence of two rock legends who were initially considered for collaboration.
In a recent interview with Taste of Country Nights, Parton revealed that she regrets not having Mick Jagger as a guest on the album. Although they were in talks about him making an appearance, scheduling conflicts and discussions over song choices prevented them from hitting the studio together. Unfortunately, Jagger’s commitment to the Rolling Stones’ new album, “Hackney Diamonds,” further delayed the collaboration.
“He was willing to do it — willing to work with me on something — but we could never catch up until I ran out of time, and he was working on his, as you know now, their new album. So I missed him,” explained Parton.
Additionally, Parton shared that she had plans for a duet with Cher that never materialized. Despite the fact that Cher isn’t a rock artist, Parton was keen on collaborating with the iconic singer. However, they struggled to find the right project.
“Cher and I were gonna do something. We never did find the right thing to do. She’s not rock, but she’s Cher, you know?! So those are the two that I had hoped to get that I missed not having the most, I think,” admitted Parton.
Nonetheless, the lineup of guest artists Parton did manage to assemble for “Rockstar” is impressive, including Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks, Elton John, Peter Frampton, and two Beatles. Managing schedules was challenging, but Parton expressed pride in the final results.
“There’s a lot of work that goes into something this big. Having the managers get to your manager, I’ll have your people call my people kinda thing,” she explained. “But it was really great once we all got together, and we all did it different ways. Some had to do it in their own studios, from wherever they were. Some I had the opportunity to get to work with in person in the studios. It was all good, though, and I really am proud of the results of how it turned out.”
“Rockstar” is set to be released on Nov. 17.