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Mike Campbell Premieres New Song, "Lockdown"

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Mike Campbell - Fleetwood Mac, The Dirty Knobs and former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers lead guitarist - has premiered a new song, the oh-so-topical "Lockdown."

The song will only be available for download via The Dirty Knobs' website (opens in new tab). All proceeds from the track will go to Feeding America (opens in new tab).

The song's video was shot at home by Campbell’s wife, Marcie, and co-directed by Ryan Daniel Browne. You can check it out below.

“Since we’re all keeping away from each other, I have been doing what I always do when I am home: writing and recording," Campbell said. 

"I came up with ‘Lockdown’ for fun. Everyone around me (including my wife Marcie, who helped with the recording and shot the video footage) loved the song, so I’m putting it out for people to enjoy and to raise some money for Feeding America. It feels good to do something positive to help in this time of crisis.”

Campbell and The Dirty Knobs will release their debut album, Wreckless Abandon, on September 18 via BMG. You can preorder a copy right here (opens in new tab).

For more on The Dirty Knobs and their music, head on over to thedirtyknobs.com (opens in new tab).

(Image credit: The Dirty Knobs)
Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.