Los Angeles-based Rusty Anderson, lead guitarist for the Paul McCartney Band, will release his sophomore album, Born On Earth, late this summer, having recently inked a distribution deal with Megaforce. Anderson’s album will hit stores on August 3, 2010.
Anderson has become an invaluable player for 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. And, of course: Sir Paul McCartney, with whom he has toured and recorded since McCartney’s 2001 album, Driving Rain. In the past nine years, Anderson has played countless shows across the world as an integral part of the Paul McCartney Band – Rolling Stone has written, “McCartney’s four-piece band handled the broad range of his music seamlessly, with fiery guitar work from Rusty Anderson” – as well as on McCartney’s albums Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (2005) and Memory Almost Full (2007). He also appears on four of McCartney’s live DVDs.
Born and raised in La Habra, CA, Anderson first picked up the guitar at age 8 and is largely self-taught, inspired by the music of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Genesis, The Mothers of Invention, and Mick Ronson. He formed his first band, Eulogy, at age 13 and soon was opening for bands like The Police, The Runaways, Van Halen, and Quiet Riot in southern California. Since then – in addition to lending his ample artistry to other musicians in the studio – 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).
Anderson’s debut solo album, Undressing Underwater, was released in 2005.
Track listing for Born On Earth:
1. Born On Earth
2. Timed Exposure
3. Baggage Claim
4. Private Moon Flower
5. Julia Roberts
6. Under A White Star
7. Where Would We Go?
8. New Beginning
9. These Are The Days
10. Funky Birthday Cake
Tour dates with the Paul McCartney Band on McCartney’s ‘Up And Coming Tour’:
MAY 27 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO FORO SOL
MAY 28 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO FORO SOL
JUNE 12 DUBLIN, IRELAND RDS
JUNE 13 NEWPORT, UK ISLE OF WIGHT
JUNE 20 GLASGOW, UK HAMPDEN PARK
JUNE 26 CARDIFF, UK MILLENNIUM STADIUM
JUNE 27 LONDON, UK HARD ROCK CALLING