Dolly Parton Reunites the Beatles on Confirmed Tracklist for Rock Album 'Rockstar'

It also features collaborations with Sting, Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Lizzo, Elton John, Steven Tyler, Rob Halford and more

BY Megan LaPierrePublished May 9, 2023

Dolly Parton is nothing if not a woman of her word. When she was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame early last year, she was slightly taken aback — to the point where she wanted to drop out of the running — because she never considered herself to be rock and/or roll. She also joked that she would release a rock album "immediately" if inducted, and when she decided to accept the nomination after all, the country legend became a hall-of-famer.

Shortly thereafter, she confirmed her rock album plans and started dreaming up potential guests, some of whom were confirmed earlier this year. And while Parton didn't manage to cover "Stairway to Heaven" with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, the newly verified tracklist for the aptly titled Rockstar — to be released on November 17 through her own Butterfly Records — does include a rendition of the Zeppelin standard with Lizzo on the flute.

She did, however, wield her blonde ambition to casually reunite the surviving members of the Beatles (along with Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood) for a cover of "Let It Be." The album also features appearances from Sting, Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Elton John, Steven Tyler, Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Miley Cyrus, Ann Wilson, John Forgerty, Kid Rock, Joan Jett, P!nk, Brandi Carlile, Debbie Harry, Melissa Etheridge, Nikki Sixx, Linda Perry, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar and more.

"I'm so excited to finally present my first rock and roll album Rockstar," Parton said in a statement. "I am very honoured and privileged to have worked with some of the greatest iconic singers and musicians of all time and to be able to sing all the iconic songs throughout the album was a joy beyond measure. I hope everybody enjoys the album as much as I've enjoyed putting it together!"

The whopping 30-track album includes 21 covers of rock classics and nine original songs, including lead single "World on Fire" — set to be released on Thursday (May 11).

Check out the full album tracklist below.


1. Rockstar (feat. Richie Sambora)
2. World on Fire
3. Every Breath You Take (feat. Sting)
4. Open Arms (feat. Steve Perry)
5. Magic Man (feat. Ann Wilson and Howard Leese)
6. Long As I Can See the Light (feat. John Fogerty)
7. Either Or (feat. Kid Rock)
8. I Want You Back (feat. Steven Tyler and Warren Haynes)
9. What Has Rock and Roll Ever Done for You (feat. Stevie Nicks and Waddy Wachtel)
10. Purple Rain
11. Baby, I Love Your Way (feat. Peter Frampton)
12. I Hate Myself For Loving You (feat. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
13. Night Moves (feat. Chris Stapleton)
14. Wrecking Ball (feat. Miley Cyrus)
15. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (feat. P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
16. Keep On Loving You (feat. Kevin Cronin)
17. Heart of Glass (feat. Debbie Harry)
18. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (feat. Elton John)
19. Tried to Rock and Roll Me (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
20. Stairway to Heaven (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
21. We Are the Champions
22. Bygones (feat. Rob Halford, Nikki Sixx & John 5)
23. My Blue Tears (feat. Simon Le Bon)
24. What's Up? (feat. Linda Perry)
25. You're No Good (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
26. Heartbreaker (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
27. Bittersweet (feat. Michael McDonald)
28. I Dreamed About Elvis (feat. Ronnie McDowell & the Jordanaires)
29. Let It Be (feat. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
30. Free Bird (feat. Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington & Artimus Pyle and the Artimus Pyle Band)

Pre-order Rockstar.

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