Randy Bachman has said that the initial idea for his upcoming power-trio album grew out of a conversation with Neil Young, so it's only fitting that Heavy Blues features a collaboration between the two. Check out the monstrous grooves of "Little Girl Lost" above.

Bachman previously recorded a song with Young, "Prairie Town," on the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive member's 1993 solo album Any Road. This time, Young tried to steer Bachman away from his past and earlier triumphs.

"He said, 'Take some advice. Don't do the same old crap and call it something new,'" Bachman remembered. "I said, 'What do you mean?' He said, 'Don't do the same thing and say it's a new album ... Stop, get out of the box, do something fearless, be fierce, be ferocious, reinvent yourself.' And I go, 'Okay, great advice.'"

Young isn't the only big-name collaborator on Heavy Blues, which will be available on April 14. Other featured guests include ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa and the late Jeff Healey. Kevin Shirley -- who has previously worked with Aerosmith, Journey and Rush -- produced.

Bachman will hit the road in support of Heavy Blues, with dates beginning on April 1 in Milwaukee and continuing across North America into June. Bachman's new trio is rounded out by bassist Anna Ruddick and drummer Dale Anne Brendon.

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