Dan Wilson Gets Ready for the Spotlight

Published: 2007-02-26
Having received acclaim for his work with artists such as the Dixie Chicks and his own band Semisonic, singer Dan Wilson is ready to have his own spotlight.

Wilson is getting ready to release his first solo album. It should be a guaranteed hit with award winning producer Rick Rubin working on it. Rubin claims it's one of the best albums he has worked on.

Wilson's debut, titled Free Life,is scheduled for release this summer. Rubin seems to be his biggest fan citing that the new disc is "mind-blowing as well as "his favorite album."

Wilson had two inspirations while creating his debut. Number one was Neil Young's autobiography, Shakey. Wilson explains its effects.

"It was on the table the whole time we were recording. Neil talks about how to get the vocal and the band recorded first, and then you can add something later." His second good luck charm came from a Rubin produced disc, Tom Petty's Wildflowers.

Writer: Lindsey Peterson



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