Today is the release day for Ronnie’s new album Ronnie Wood with His Wild Five – Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry.
Released by BMG, the 11-track album was recorded live at Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre last year and is a loving nod to one of Ronnie’s musical heroes, Chuck Berry. The album features guest appearances from singer Imelda May and pianist Ben Waters. Featuring tracks including ‘Tribute to Chuck Berry’ written by Wood and ‘Worried Life Blues’ written by Maceo Merriweather, and with the album artwork hand-painted by Ronnie himself, Mad Lad will be available digitally, on CD, on heavyweight vinyl, deluxe box set (CD, LP and 12×12 artcard 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).
The album will be the first in a trilogy to be recorded by Wood and the band in the coming years, each paying tribute to Ronnie’s musical heroes. Ronnie chose Chuck Berry for the first album as he has been a lifelong fan, has toured with him and also, to honour his sad passing just over two years ago.
Catch Ronnie again on Jools Holland tonight on BBC Two at 11.15pm for live performances of Mad Lad tracks.
Ronnie and his band perform all the tracks from the new album to fans ahead of his SOLD OUT Shepherds Bush Empire show the following night (21st Nov).
Following on from this, Ronnie Wood & His Wild Five will also be performing at Birmingham Symphony Hall (25th Nov) and the Opera House Manchester (27th Nov).