Ronnie Wood’s Chuck Berry Tribute Album: Listen

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Ronnie Wood has released a new album with his side band, Ronnie Wood with His Wild Five, that honors one of his musical heroes. The album, Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry, arrived November 15 by BMG. Wood also has several upcoming live performances.

We’ve got several tracks for you to hear, below.

The 11-track album was recorded live at Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre in 2018, with guest appearances from singer Imelda May and pianist Ben Waters. The album includes performances of such Berry classics as “Little Queenie,” “Back in the USA,” and “Johnny B. Goode,” as well as a Wood original, “Tribute to Chuck Berry,” and “Worried Life Blues,” written by Maceo Merriweather. (See the complete track listing below.)

Listen to “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music,” featuring singer Imelda May, from the collection

The album artwork was hand-painted by Wood. Besides a CD and heavyweight vinyl release, Mad Lad is also available as a deluxe box set (CD, LP and 12×12 art card of the album artwork) and in a super deluxe limited-edition box set (including CD, LP, 12×12 art print, signed and numbered set list and t-shirt).

Listen to “Johnny B. Goode”

The album is the first in a trilogy to be recorded by Wood and the band in the coming years, each paying tribute to Wood’s musical heroes. He chose Berry for the first album as he has been a lifelong fan, has toured with him and also, to honor his passing in 2017.

Listen to “Back in the USA”

Related: Our interview with Ronnie Wood

Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, MetLife Stadium, August 1, 2019

Wood was honored at the London Film Festival on October 12 with the premiere of the Mike Figgis directed, Somebody Up There Likes Me, an in-depth documentary about Wood’s life and careers both in the Rolling Stones and in the art studio.

[It’s coming to cinemas around the U.K. and Ireland in November. Find your nearest screening and book your tickets here:
www.ronniewoodmovie.com.]

Wood, who completed the 2019 edition of the Stones’ No Filter tour in August, will be performing with his band for several concerts: at London’s iconic Shepherds Bush Empire on November 21, Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Nov. 25, and Manchester Opera House on Nov. 27. Tickets are available here and here.

Mad Lad Track Listing
1. Tribute to Chuck Berry
2. Talking About You
3. Mad Lad
4. Wee Wee Hours Feat Imelda May
5. Almost Grown Feat Imelda May
6. Back In The USA
7. Blue Feeling
8. Worried Life Blues
9. Little Queenie
10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Music Feat Imelda May
11. Johnny B Goode

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