"Where Would We Go?", the debut MP3 off of Rusty Anderson's sophomore solo album, Born On Earth, is now available exclusively on MagnetMagazine.com. The jaunty, folk-y track can be streamed or downloaded here. "Where Would We Go?" is already getting a strong reaction at radio, currently tied as the #1 most-added song on the Mediabase AAA chart and the #2 most-added on the BDS chart this week.
Born On Earth will be released August 3rd, 2010, via a distribution deal with Megaforce through RED. Anderson, who is also recognized as lead guitarist for the Paul McCartney Band, is confirmed for a Guitar Center Session on August 3rd at the Guitar Center Hollywood location (7425 W. Sunset Blvd., 7pm) in Los Angeles, CA. The evening of dialogue and music will include an interview, audience Q&A, and live performance by Anderson and his full band. Past Guitar Center Sessions have featured Slash, Peter Frampton, Dave Mustaine, and Dick Dale, among others. Fans can visit here for more info.
Born On Earth - the follow-up to Anderson's 2005 debut solo album, Undressing Underwater - is a loosely conceptual album that looks at modern life, contemplating what it's like, as individuals and in communities, to be alive in this era and on our planet. The songs run the musical gamut from howling and guitar-heavy to dreamy power-pop to grand modern rock, each anchored by his free, expressive, and varied guitar playing while his clear, affecting tenor vocals soar.
In addition to his own solo career, Anderson has played in a number of bands, notably Animal Logic (with The Police's Stewart Copeland and legendary bassist Stanley Clarke) and '90s alternative rockers Ednaswap, who released four major label albums and wrote the hit single "Torn" (later covered by Natalie Imbruglia). He has also lent his considerable guitar skills to a stellar laundry list of top artists that includes: Elton John, Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Stevie Nicks, Neil Diamond, Gwen Stefani, Regina Spektor, Nelly Furtado, Cat Stevens, Jewel, and Matthew Sweet.
Anderson has played with McCartney both live and on record since 2001, and recently celebrated the Paul McCartney Band's 200th show together on July 13th at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT. He also had the privilege of performing with the band in front of the First Family when McCartney was presented with The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on June 2nd. Finally, Anderson has also unveiled a new website as well as the video for the album's title track. Both can be viewed at www.RustyAnderson.com
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