Rolie, who is one of a handful of musicians to have been twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, says the new album, Sonic Ranch, has been in the works for years.
"I didn't plan on taking so long to record a new album," he said via a press release. "The simple fat is, I've been working. I've been writing songs over the years, and we recorded half of them by 2013. Then I got busy touring with Ringo [Starr], and I took part in the Santana reunion, Santana IV. Everthing took time. Finally, when Santana IV was done, I could get back to finishing the record."
"The song inspired by Ringo Starr and his message of peace and love," Rolie said. "I had started writing it, and I would play around with it at soundchecks with Ringo. It sounded really good, so I took it home, found the bass line, and [my son Sean Rolie] produced and engineered it."
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