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Bruce Foxton is Back with His First New Album in Nearly 30 Years

Bruce Foxton is Back with His First New Album in Nearly 30 Years -

Bruce Foxton (The Jam/From The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers) is back with his first full solo album in nearly 30 years. The new record, entitled 'Back In The Room' will be released on Oct.1 2012.

'Back In The Room', which has been funded by PledgeMusic, features Russell Hastings and Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki. But they're not the only Jam members joining Foxton on his new record as the Modfather himself, Paul Weller makes a cameo appearance on three of the songs.  Other guest musicians include Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG's/The Blues Brothers) and Spandau Ballet's Steve Norman.

Commenting on working again with Paul Weller and having Steve Cropper guesting Bruce said:

"It was such a pleasure to work and hang out with Paul again. What an honour to have both Paul and Steve play on the album."

As earlier mentioned the project has been funded by PledgeMusic, a revolutionary online service where fans can pre-order or 'pledge' not only for a signed copy of the album but for a range of never-before seen items and experiences. These include a VIP pass to an exclusive album launch party and a round of golf with Bruce and Russell Hastings!

Malcolm Dunbar, managing director of PledgeMusic said:

"As well as being a key member of legendary band The Jam, Bruce has forged a very strong solo career over the years and this new campaign is a great way for him to connect with his fans and a very effective way for him to get his fantastic new album out into the market." Bruce added: "This is such a good way for me to work closely with all the people who support my music and to make them a real part of the whole creative process."

A percentage of the proceeds from the PledgeMusic campaign will be donated to the Shooting Stars CHASE charity, to help them continue their valuable work supporting families in west London , Surrey and West Sussex , caring for local families with a child or teenager with a life-limiting condition. See for more details.

Bruce Foxton's new album 'Back In The Room' will be released on Oct.1 2012 on BassTone Records. 

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