Stray Cats to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with First New Studio Album in 25 Years

(Image credit: Suzie Kaplan)

The Stray Cats, featuring original members Brian Setzer (guitar and vocals), Lee Rocker (bass) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums), will mark their 40th anniversary in 2019 with a new album and tour.

The record, which the band will be recording in Nashville, will be produced by Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, The Brian Setzer Orchestra) and engineered by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys). The still-untitled set will be released on Surfdog Records.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

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.