Rock ‘n’ roll legend Ian Hunter recently made a huge announcement of the release of his landmark new album, “Defiance Part 1”, arriving via the Sun Records label on Friday, April 21, 2023.
Ian Hunter recruits massive names for the album
Easily among the most star-studded original albums ever recorded, “Defiance Part 1” features Hunter alongside the late, great Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard),Billy F Gibbons (ZZ TOP),Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters),Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses),Todd Rundgren, Slash (Guns N’ Roses),Jeff Tweedy (Wilco),Robert Trujillo (Metallica),Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Knicks, Keith Richards),Brad Whitford (Aerosmith),Dane Clark (JOHN MELLENCAMP),Billy Bob Thornton and J.D. Andrew (The Boxmasters) and Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots). “Defiance Part 1” is heralded by today’s premiere of the nostalgic first single, “Bed Of Roses”, featuring guitarist Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers), Fleetwood Mac) and drums by Ringo Starr, available today at all DSPs and streaming services. An official music video for “Bed Of Roses” premieres today on YouTube.
“It was a fluke,” Ian Hunter says. “This was not planned. Really, I’m serious. I really couldn’t believe some of them. I mean, it’s amazing what’s happened. It’s been such a buzz.”
Having spent the better part of two years on the project, Hunter isn’t done yet. As its title promises, “Defiance Part 1” will be followed by the arrival of “Defiance Part 2”. The second chapter will feature an equally stunning range of special guests while projecting an entirely different thematic approach and songwriting aesthetic.