Blackfoot Return (With No Original Members)
The band are working on a brand new album right nowClassic Rock Magazine reports that, after years of ever decreasing links to their past incarnations, Blackfoot have emerged with a brand new line-up that has no members from previous versions of the band.
However, the project has been overseen by Blackfoot's founding member Rickey Medlocke, who currently plays in Lynyrd Skynyrd.
He says on the band's official website:
"I am very excited to announce the new era of Blackfoot. I have spent months putting together this amazing line-up, full of explosive high energy just as it was in the early 80s. It is being fronted by Philip Shouse, who many of my fans have seen play with me on the Simple Man cruise during the Rickey Medlocke Jam.
"As I look back, I reflect on all of the great Blackfoot line-ups over the years. I am proud that these guys represent the future of Blackfoot music, and will bring it to an all new generation. I am also proud to announce that in 2012 the band will be hitting the studio for the first Blackfoot album of new material in 18 years! I will be heavily involved in the writing and production of the new material."