After discovering her nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside artist including Lionel Richie, Eminem, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar and Carly Simons, country icon Dolly Parton announced her new ambition: a rock album. But her wish is not only about the album: in fact, she wants The Rolling Stones to play on it!
Dolly Parton’s induction at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
After fans voted for Parton, the artist discussed with Billboard her gratefulness. She also said she feels “great” and “honoured” for the votes of support towards the induction.
In the interview, she also discussed the recent “controversy” around her induction. In fact, in February fans nominated her to join stars like The Beatles and David Bowie in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Initially, she “respectfully” renounced the nomination because she felt like she didn’t have the right to stay alongside such artists. However, the ballots had already mailed out, and therefor her nomination couldn’t be removed.
In the interview she thanked the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame people for “staying there” with her. She said:
“I never meant to cause trouble or stir up any controversy. It was just always my belief — and I think millions of other people out there too — always thought the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was just set up for the greatest people in the rock ‘n’ roll business. I just didn’t feel like I really measured up to that, and I don’t want to take anything away from the people that have worked so hard.”
On her social accounts she also added that she will continue to work hard and try to live up to the honour.
Finally, she said that she doesn’t know if she will attend the ceremony nor who she wants to induct her. However, she mentioned she “will do something to make it fun and to be forgiven for [her] mistake.” She also affirms that she wants to earn the title. She also clarifies she will accept it “gracefully.”
It’s not “only rock ‘n’ roll” anymore for Dolly, and she likes it
Dolly Parton has always wanted to release a rock album, even before the nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Now that she has the chance, she wants to create an album. In fact, she wants to “get some different rock bands, the classic bands” to back her on her songs. Moreover, she would like to include also two or three or four originals.
These bands include nothing less than The Rolling Stones. Talking about Mick Jagger she says:
“I loved him and I love Satisfaction. I’m hoping we’re both around long enough when I get to doing this record that he’ll come sing with me. I may have to use The Rolling Stones to play behind me.”