“Richie and I have worked on and off together for years,” explained Ebbin. “Richie came off the Bon Jovi tour energized and we got together to write a couple of songs. The results were very good, so we kept writing more and decided to go in and record them. The recordings came out great, so Richie decided why not make this a solo record? There are eight songs in the can now, including a co-write with Bernie Taupin. We’ve started round two of sessions and hope to have a full album done by early spring.”We've been teased about this solo album for a decade or so, but is this the first time we've had a timeframe for release (albeit a very tentative one)? Either way, I'm keen to hear the results so fingers crossed!
Here are some videos of him at the Bikers Bash earlier this month (including this interview where he claims to have written 35 songs in the last couple of months):
I'll Be There For You:
Livin' on a Prayer:
Blowin' in the Wind (partial):
At the meet and greet:
He did play Fallen From Graceland but I haven't found a video of it. :(