Rock legends The Doobie Brothers are back with their first album in over 10 years, "World Gone Crazy," set to hit stores on September 28th. But don't call it a comeback album or a nostalgia record - it is yet another piece of the ever-changing musical makeup of one of the great American bands. Produced by Ted Templeman, the band's producer through 1980, the album was conceived over five years ago, really coming together in the last three. That extra time allowed the band to delve into new writing and recording territories, while still holding on to that vintage Doobie sound.
The Doobie's musical legacy spans nearly 40 years, since their big break in 1972 with single "Listen to the Music." Since then the band has been known for their evolution of style, from the driving rock of "China Grove" to the country-tinged "Black Water" to the hints of funk, blues, and gospel in "Long Train Running," among other iconic tracks. Latest single "Nobody" is a re-recorded version of the band's very first single, and this time around is taking the airplay charts by storm. AOL Music ranked the song at No. 10 on their list of Best Doobie Brothers songs, and VH1 Classic has added the music video into their rotation. The video offers a trip down memory lane for longtime fans, and for everyone else is a perfect introduction to the band's history and classic sound.
The Doobie Brothers - led by founding members, vocalists and principle songwriters Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and joined by longtime members John McFee on guitar and Mike Hossack on drums - are currently on the road in support of the new album. According to Johnston, "The Doobies have always been about playing live... We've always just brought in the tunes we had, put them together and made an album. That's the way it's been from the very first album and that's still the way it's being done." For a full list of tour dates and details, as well as the latest updates from the band, visit DoobieBros.com. A pre-order bundle that includes the deluxe CD/DVD version of World Gone Crazy and a World Tour t-shirt is available now on the site, while "Nobody" is available for download on iTunes.