Eric Burdon's life has been a musical journey matched by few other performers in rock music history. He has gone from the driving force of the grittiest British Invasion band, to...Expand
Eric Burdon's life has been a musical journey matched by few other performers in rock music history. He has gone from the driving force of the grittiest British Invasion band, to pioneering the San Francisco psychedelic rock scene, to fronting WAR - the biggest funk band of the 1970's, to cutting an LP with an early influence, jazz-blues great Jimmy Witherspoon, to coming full-circle and reuniting his original band, The Animals, for a series of projects and world-wide tours, to forming new groups of "Animals" and releasing a series of studio CDs, live CD's, a DVD, and his second autobiography, which was translated in several languages.
Burdon's lengthy recording career began in
In late 2005 Burdon went back to the studio with nearly the same pool of musicians again with producer Tony Braunagel. The album is being released in January 2006.
Where can you find Eric Burdon? As made explicit in his autobiographical song The Road, "I don't live - if I don't play this rock 'n' roll". Albeit, the road is where he is.
A proof of this is a world tour with a new group of Animals featuring Eric McFadden on guitars, Paula O'Rourke on bass, Red Young on keyboards and Wally Ingram on drums.