Shuggie Otis On Declining Offer To Join The Rolling Stones

The chance to join the Rolling Stones is an offer that comes around approximately. . . never. However, in the mid-Seventies, singer-songwriter Shuggie Otis got just such a call from Stones touring pianist Billy Preston, who asked if the psychedelic soul musician wanted to join the band on their upcoming tour. However, Otis was fresh off the release of his much-labored-over 1974 album Inspiration Information, so he did what few would do and turned down the offer.

As Epic and Legacy Records gear up to release Inspiration Information/Wings of Love on April 16th, you can check out this exclusive interview. Read more at Rolling Stone.

Shuggie Otis Adds Second Concert At New York’s B.B. King Blues Club

Due to popular demand, Shuggie Otis has confirmed a second concert date next month at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York. The Times Square location will host Shuggie on April 20th, and tickets are available now at Ticketmaster. Shuggie’s April 18th show at B.B. King’s is nearly sold out!

At Ticketmaster, you’ll also have the option of buying a ticket & album bundle including Shuggie’s upcoming release Inspiration Information/Wings of Love, which hits stores April 16th!

Song Premiere: Hear ‘Special’ By Shuggie Otis From ‘Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love’

In an exclusive premiere at Pitchfork, listen to the new track “Special” from Shuggie Otis’ upcoming album Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love, in stores April 16th! Pre-order the album on iTunes and you’ll receive an instant of download of “Special” now!

Read more at Pitchfork. You also can watch this video below where Shuggie discusses the music on Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love, including the song “Special.”