MIKE CAMPBELL’S THE DIRTY KNOBS RELEASING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM

WRECKLESS
ABANDON
OUT MARCH 20 ON BMG

VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK DEBUTS TODAY

Wreckless Abandon, the highly anticipated debut album from celebrated guitarist and songwriter Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac) and his band The Dirty Knobs, is set for release on March 20 via BMG. “Wreckless Abandon,” the lead single and title track from the album, is available today alongside a digital album pre-order, including limited-edition merch bundles. Watch the video, directed by Ryan Daniel Browne HERE.

The Dirty Knobs created Wreckless Abandon without agenda, expectations or deadlines, and without
worrying about outcome or hits. They’ve pushed boundaries of taste,
imagination, and genres, to create a 13-track album of brutally confident rock
and roll.

In additional to Campbell, The Dirty Knobs are Jason
Sinay
on guitar and vocals (Neil Diamond, Ivan Neville), Lance
Morrison
on bass (Don Henley), and Matt Laug on drums
(Slash, Alanis Morissette).

The album was produced by Campbell
and George Drakoulias (The Black Crowes, The Jayhawks), with
all songs written by Campbell. It features further contributions from
Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Stapleton
as well as fellow Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers founding-member, Benmont
Tench
. Additionally, Klaus Voormann, who is best
known for doing the art for The Beatles’ Revolver, created the album
artwork.

Of the project, Campbell explains, “The Dirty
Knobs first got together almost fifteen years ago but Wreckless
Abandon
 is our first album and occasion to tour. Over the
years The Knobs became an outlet for me to play some of the other songs I was
writing and to keep the creative juices flowing in between working on albums
and tours with Tom and The Heartbreakers.”

What followed was several years of intimate, almost incognito,
performances in the band’s home-base of Los Angeles and surrounding Southern
California cities. After all those years playing
together, it became clear The Dirty Knobs should take what they were doing to
the next level. After Campbell’s long-time compatriot, friend and bandmate, Tom
Petty, passed away in 2017, he knew the only way to heal some of the pain was
to throw himself wholeheartedly back into his music.

“Losing Tom was earth-shattering for me. It was a total shock,” Campbell continues. “It had felt like we would be playing together forever. For a while it was hard to imagine playing in my own band again, let alone one where I’m the frontman. Tom was always my beacon. But everything I’ve been doing since Tom passed, including this album with The Dirty Knobs, is in the spirit of honoring what we did together.”

WRECKLESS ABANDON TRACK LISTING

1. Wreckless
Abandon

2. Pistol Packin’ Mama

3. Sugar

4. Southern Boy

5. I Still Love You

6. Irish Girl

7. Fuck That Guy

8. Don’t Knock The Boogie

9. Don’t Wait

10. Anna Lee

11. Aw Honey

12. Loaded Gun

13. Don’t Knock the Boogie (Coda)

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