Pat Benatar is making new music

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 March 2017
Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar has announced she's making new music

Pat Benatar has announced she's recording new music.

The 64-year-old American singer/songwriter recently released songs for the first time in more than a decade and she has revealed there's more tracks in the pipeline.

In January she unveiled 'Shine' for the Woman's March and to raise funds for B.A. Rudolph Foundation and she will next release 'Dancing Through the Wreckage'.

In an interview with Billboard, Pat said: "We have so much stuff written; it's just that we're [touring] so much, and it's really impossible to record and work at the same time. I think we did 160 shows last year, so it's nuts. But this year we're going to cut back a lot so we can make another record. We just told management and the agent, 'That's it! We're not going to do this ridiculous amount of live shows this year. We're just going to stay home and record these songs."

Pat's husband and partner-in-rock Neil Giraldo wrote 'Dancing Through the Wreckage' with Linda Perry and the couple are planning on making another album which will mark their first since 'Go' in 2003.

Pat said: "I don't know if we're going to do an EP or a full [album]. We're just gonna do 'em and wherever they go, they go. You have to get 'em out. The point of making records now is simply for the fact of getting the songs out there. It's not the same things as it was. It's not that pressing. But you still want to make records. You want to record new songs because you need to do that. For the songs to come to their full fruition or to evolve to what they need to be, you must record them. And there's so many ways to get music out now, so that's good."

Pat and Neil are also celebrating 35 years of marriage this year - having been together since recording her debut album 1979's 'In the Heat of the Night'.

Benatar quipped: "I don't know how he does it. We've got it down now. It's been a long time, and it's the way we began. It's the only way we know how to do it. So it just rolls along. You get into a really good rhythm, which we got into a long, long time ago. Not that it doesn't have challenges; it does, but we're committed. It's good."

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