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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Plans To Record ‘Hard Rock’ Album

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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is currently promoting his solo sequel to the band’s classic ‘Thick As A Brick’ album, but as he revealed in a recent interview, he’s got quite a few other projects in mind as well.

Speaking with the Morton Report, Anderson shared plans for three new projects that are on his radar at the moment. First on deck and perhaps the most predictable, he aims to re-work classics from the Jethro Tull catalog alongside a string quartet.

Anderson will add flute (of course!) to the renderings, and says that he’s working on the arrangement ideas with Tull keyboardist John O’Hara. Sense of humor fully on display, Anderson mused that the new versions “will be played at people’s weddings and funerals.”

Idea number two finds the veteran Jethro Tull frontman planning a more traditional singer/songwriter type release, but he’ll also look to follow that by adding some real volume to his workload. In fact, Anderson jokes that for his third project idea, he’ll aim to justify that “hard rock/heavy metal Grammy that we [Jethro Tull] won all of those years ago.”

Calling it “kind of a hard rock album,” Anderson says that “maybe the time has come to actually say, “You know? All right, maybe we are a hard rock/metal band.” I think I’d quite like to do one that’s kind of that full-on raging music. But whether I want to another whole album, or maybe just do a big 20-minute song, I don’t know.”

Commenting on the future of his main project, Anderson told Ultimate Classic Rock that he “would never say that it is the end of Jethro Tull.”

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