The Doobie Brothers To Reunite With Michael McDonald On New Album

The Doobie Brothers are reuniting with Michael McDonald for their first album together in more than four decades.

Founding member of the rock band Pat Simmons broke the news in a Facebook post.

“We are very close to finishing up an album’s worth of new songs,” Simmons revealed. “We’re lucky once again to have John Shanks producing and Michael McDonald joining in with us on this one! Tom [Johnston], Michael, John and myself have composed a great bunch of songs that we’re really proud of and John McFee is really a stand out on the tracks.”

He added, “It’s the first time in 40 years that Michael has recorded a whole album with the band and in my humble opinion it’s turning out to be some of the best music we’ve ever made together!”

Simmons said the band hopes to debut some of the songs from the upcoming album during their nationwide tour, beginning in June.

“There’s some really high energy stuff that will be fun for us to play and hopefully work well with our better known tunes,” he said. “We’ll keep you posted and let you know how that’s workin’ out.”

Simmons said besides him, Tom Johnston, McDonald as well as guitarist John McFee have actively participated in the recording of the new album.

Produced by John Shanks, the untitled album will be The Doobie Brothers’ first project with McDonald since One Step Closer, released in 1980.

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