Mötley Crüe’s John 5 Will Have a Guest Spot on Dolly Parton’s Rock Album
It turns out that Nikki Sixx won’t be the only Mötley Crüe member to get featured on Dolly Parton’s rock album, tentatively titled “Rock Star,” as John 5 took to social media earlier today to announce his involvement as well.
According to his tweet earlier today, the guitarist said he was “honored” that he got to play for Parton, saying he’d been listening to the prolific songwriter and singer “since I can remember.”
Parton decided to put together a rock album after she was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame late last year. Leading up to her induction, the country star said she wasn’t sure she should even be considered for the honor, since she felt actual rock artists and groups were more deserving. At the time, she said the following on social media:
“Dolly here! Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.
“I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again – if I’m ever worthy. This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do!
“My husband is a total rock ‘n’ roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one. I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!”
She only accepted the award after the Hall refused to remove her from the ballot. During an appearance on The View, she said her time rubbing elbows with rock stars made her decide to record a rock album.
“If I’m gonna be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, I’m gonna have to do something to earn it. So I’m doing a rock and roll album, and I’m having a lot of the rock stars that I met that night be on the album with me.”
As of this time, there’s no information about when Dolly’s rock album will come out, but with Sixx, John 5, Steven Tyler, Paul McCartney, and more involved, it’s sure to be an enjoyable listen — even if it’s not metal at all.