Hear Three Songs from ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and More



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Legendary singer Dion — who first made a name for himself decades ago with hits like “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” and has continued his career in the years since — will release a new record, Blues with Friends, on June 5.

This week, Dion premiered a music video for “Bam Bang Boom,” a collaboration with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top that appears on the record. Watch the video for the bluesy jam below:

“Billy Gibbons was a joy to work with on this,” says Dion. “He’s a true renaissance man. I love the way he communicates with a guitar and in conversation. There’s nobody like him.”

Blues with Friends is being released via KTBA Records, the new label owned by Joe Bonamassa. The album, produced by Wayne Hood, features 13 new songs from Dion. A truly star-studded affair, the special guests featured appear on the album in addition to Gibbons include the following:

Bruce Springsteen
Jeff Beck
Paul Simon
Joe Bonamassa
Van Morrison
Brian Setzer
Sonny Landreth
Patti Scialfa
Jimmy Vivino
Joe Louis Walker
Samantha Fish
Stevie Van Zandt

Prior to the premiere of “Bam Bang Zoom,” two more songs from the album were put out as previews of the record. Here’s “Blues Comin’ On,” featuring Bonamassa:

And here’s “Hymn to Him,” featuring both Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen:

Here’s the album’s track listing:

1. Blues Comin’ On feat. Joe Bonamassa
2. Kickin’ Child feat. Joe Menza
3. Uptown Number 7 feat. Brian Setzer
4. Can’t Start Over Again feat. Jeff Beck
5. My Baby Loves To Boogie feat. John Hammond
6. I Got Nothin’ feat. Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker
7. Stumbling Blues feat. Jimmy & Jerry Vivino
8. Bam Bang Boom feat. Billy Gibbons
9. I Got The Cure feat. Sonny Landreth
10. Song For Sam Cooke (Here in America) feat. Paul Simon
11. What If I Told You feat. Samantha Fish
12. Told You Once In August feat. John Hammond & Rory Block
13. Way Down (I Won’t Cry No More) feat. Stevie Van Zandt
14. Hymn to Him feat. Patti Scialfa & Bruce Springsteen


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