KFIX Rock News: Eagles, Heart, Pretenders Members Among Those Featured On Upcoming Album By Microsoft Co-Founder

micromainA star-studded list of musicians, including Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, the Eagles’ Joe Walsh and The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, have contributed to the upcoming album by technology mogul and philanthropist Paul Allen and his band The Underthinkers.

Scheduled for an August 6 releaseEverywhere at Once features 13 songs either written or co-written by Allen.

Other musicians who appear on the multi-billionaire’s album include Allman Brothers Band slide guitarist Derek Trucks, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, Ivan Neville and frequent Eric Clapton collaborator Doyle Bramhall II.

The Wilson sisters lend their talents to the song “Straw into Gold,” Walsh sings and plays guitar on the tune “Six Strings from Hell” and Hynde delivers a lead vocal on a track titled “Rodeo.”  Trucks, meanwhile, appears on two songs while Hidalgo plays guitar on 11 of the album’s 13 tracks.

Proceeds raised by sales of Everywhere at Once will benefit educational programs at Seattle’s EMP Museum, which Allen founded in 2000.

Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975 and, after leaving the company in 1983, has gone on to fund and support a variety of projects in the areas of science, the arts, sports and business.

He’s also a lifelong guitar aficionado whose own music has been greatly influenced by Jimi Hendrix.

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