As reported Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics of course) and the not less legendary Stevie Nicks (of Fleetwood Mac of course) are working together on new songs at the moment in Los Angeles and the writing and recording sessions are going great (see previous news posts here). Already known was that the amazing violinist Ann Marie Calhoun is contributing to the recordings as well but now another top musician is on board as Dave Stewart revealed on Twitter:
“Just finished playing guitar with Mike Campbell (tom Petty) in studio and Stevie Nicks singing”
“Mike Campbell has amazing 12 string guitar riff[s] and he has unique melodic sensibility as a guitarist”
If your heart isn’t already jumping, you might ask “Mike Who?” – Mike Campbell is THE guitarist in “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” (besides Tom Petty himself of course) since 1976* and played on all the albums, tours and hits since (like “American Girl”, “Breakdown”, “The Waiting”, “Learning to Fly”, “Refugee” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”).
After Dave Stewart wrote and produced songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers already in 1985 for their album “Southern Accents” (including the hit single “Don’t Come Around Here No More”) this is not the first collaboration.