Dolly Parton couldn’t wait more than a weekend to start expanding on her new rock album, Rockstarjoking Instagram yesterday, “Surprise! Do you all think I’m done?
As part of the “download-only version” of the album, Parton added two extra tracks: a new version of her classic “Jolene” with Måneskin, as well as a cover of Eddie Money’s 1977 hit “Two Tickets To Paradise.”
As it stands, the two bonus cuts are only available if you purchase the download version of Rockstar about Parton’s website. Parton, however, shared a snippet of her “Jolene” remake with Måneskin on social media, along with videos of the country legend and Italian glam rockers working on the recording in the studio.
Rockstar marks Parton’s 49th solo album and was partially inspired by her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. At first, Parton turned down the nomination on the grounds that she was a country star, not a rock star, but eventually changed her mind after learning that Rock Hall was not just for rock artists. Still, Parton seemed compelled to live up to the honor, saying in an interview earlier this year, “If I’m going to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I’m going to have to do something to earn it.”
Brief Rockstar, Parton began tackling (and expanding) the rock and roll canon with 21 covers and nine originals. Many of the covers show Parton working with original artists, such as Elton John on “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” Debbie Harry on “Heart of Glass” and Sting on “Every Breath You Take.” Parton even got Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to get together for a cover of the Beatles’ “Let It Be” (also featuring Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood).
Other guests include Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, P!nk, Brandi Carlile, Lizzo, Simon Le Bon, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Michael McDonald and John Fogerty.