Former Animals and War vocalist Eric Burdon may be on the verge of his 72nd birthday, but the rock and roll legend is keeping busier than ever. In the past five months, he has released two records -- an EP with garage rockers the Greenhornes and his dynamic new album, the critically acclaimed 'Til Your River Runs' Dry'. Add to that a round of live appearances, including the high-profile South By Southwest festival, and now, he has announced a book signing deal for his autobiography. Titled 'Breathless,' the book will cover Burdon's amazing 50-year-and-counting career, and more.
It's been 50 years since we first heard the Animals coming out of our radios with their haunting rendition of the folk standard 'The House Of The Rising Sun.' Singer Eric Burdon has been making music ever since and has just released a brand new album, 'Til Your River Runs Dry.' The album has many of the Burdon trademarks as he continues on a journey started all those years ago. The album sounds like vintage Eric, yet totally contemporary at the same time. We chatted with Mr. Burdon about his past, present and future.