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Jakob Dylan, lead singer and songwriter of the rock band The Wallflowers, announced Tuesday that the band’s new album is scheduled for release in September. The album marks the band’s first release since 2005’s Rebel, Sweetheart, which was also its final material produced for Interscope records.
Dylan made the unofficial announcement to Billboard after performing at an intimate Farm Aid event in New York. The news follows information posted on the band’s website in January revealing that the Wallflowers are in the studio recording with a line-up that includes Dylan, Rami Jaffee, Greg Richling, Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons.
Dylan, the son of iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, formed the band in 1989 under the name The Apples. They band first achieved mainstream success with the release of 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse, which featured the Grammy-winning single “One Headlight.” Since 2005, Dylan has recorded two albums of his own, establishing himself as a solo artist, but in November 2011 he told Rolling Stone that the band was never in danger of breaking up. “We all felt we were losing the plot a little bit and we needed a break,” he said. “And that year break becomes two years, then becomes three years, and before you know it five or six years go by pretty quickly. I can’t do what I do in the Wallflowers without them. I miss it.”
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