Joe Bonamassa is planning to make a “subway record” in New York City

Joe Bonamassa performs at Alcatraz on February 28, 2013 in Milan, Italy
(Image credit: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)

Joe Bonamassa only recently returned from London’s Abbey Road Studios, where he cut his newest album, Royal Tea. But the blues electric guitar great is already scheduling his next on-location session, with a plan to head to New York City in late March to record what he calls a “subway record.”

To be clear, Bonamassa does not plan to actually record below ground with the trains – although it would be rather awesome if he did. Rather, he wants to cut a stripped-down effort that captures the energy of the city.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.