Contact Us

Yardbirds Launch Pledge Campaign for New Album


The Yardbirds are getting ready to record their next album — and asking fans to “help preserve one of the founding most influential bands in rock history” along the way.

For its first studio effort since 2003’s Birdland, the band is partnering with PledgeMusic to fund the release, which is being described as “a totally new recording of original songs with a couple of carefully selected covers done in the tradition of the how the Yardbirds deconstructed, reconstructed and resurrected old blues songs to bring them to a new wider audience.” While a release date for the project hasn’t been attached to the campaign yet, the group has already booked Jack Douglas for the sessions, promising that the renowned producer will be behind the boards for an analog recording tracked in a “‘state of the art’ recording facility.”

The current Yardbirds lineup, led by founding drummer Jim McCarty, is the result of an overhaul McCarty spearheaded in 2014. As he told Ultimate Classic Rock the following year, the new blood in the band added up to “quite an experiment” — albeit one he was confident would deliver songs and performances that could stand up to the rest of the group’s long legacy.

“I think the thing is that it’s such a great repertoire and I don’t think we’re going to have any trouble with that level of musicianship — it’s going to be good,” said McCarty. “It’s quite energetic and it’s such a good body of songs that really stand the test of time.”

In addition to physical or digital copies of the new LP, fans can pre-order a number of deluxe packages, including signed vinyl or CDs and bundles that include a Yardbirds T-shirt or pin. Check out the band’s PledgeMusic page for further details.

Masterpieces: The Very Best Albums From More Than 100 Classic Rock Acts

Next: Top 10 Yardbirds Songs

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Ultimate Classic Rock

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!