Stones' Vocalist Bernard Fowler Releasing Album of Stones' Interpretations

Stones' Vocalist Bernard Fowler Releasing Album of Stones' Interpretations

Bernard Fowler is most widely known by millions of people around the world as the longtime collaborator and backing vocalist for the Rolling Stones, a position he has proudly held for 31 years and counting. His dynamic vocals have appeared on hundreds of albums for artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper, Bootsy Collins, and many more.

Fowler's newest solo endeavor, Inside Out (released April 19 on Rhyme & Reason Records), is a brilliant re-interpretation of songs from the Rolling Stones catalogue, recasting them in a mode often reminiscent of the pre-hip-hop work of the Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron. In the process, Fowler forges a new, very personal identity for songs he's performed for decades alongside the "the world's greatest rock n' roll band." The first single from Inside Out is a conga-driven re-make of "Sympathy for the Devil," [listen here:] also the album dives into Rolling Stones deep cuts. Darryl Jones, Steve Jordan, Ray Parker, Jr. and many other luminaries join in for some remarkable grooves.

It was an impromptu jam session on the congas during a Stones sound check that set the album in motion. Stones front man Mick Jagger, impressed by the combination of Bernard's beatnik inflection of the lyrics and his funkified percussion, encouraged him to cut a record, saying, "Bernard, I've heard Rolling Stones songs played in many different ways but I've never heard it like this before."

It turned out to be a bit of an adventure. As Fowler says in the liner notes to Inside Out:

"I had an amazing time rediscovering these songs. Even though making this recording wasn't easy to do, I'd gladly do it all over again even if I knew the bumps in the road ahead. Later, I played a taste for Keith, and he looked at me and said, 'Damn, Fowler, you went deep...'

Fowler says Inside Out is for "all the Rolling Stones fans out there; this will help you hear songs you've heard before in a new light. They may take on a new meaning. This album is dedicated to you."

Bernard Fowler will be on the road supporting Inside Out alongside the Bowie Celebration tour and the Rolling Stones' tour in the spring. Additional dates to be announced! For more information, music, and upcoming tour dates, visit

Listen to "Sympathy For The Devil" on Spotify:


Feb 6 - Mesa, Arizona Mesa Arts Center

Feb 7 - Los Angeles, California Orpheum

Feb 8 - Temecula, California Pechanga Resort and Casino

Feb 9 - Cerritos, California Cerritos Center

Feb 10 - Modesto, California Gallo Center

Feb 12 -Livermore, California Livermore PAC

Feb 13 - San Francisco, California Warfield

Feb 15 - Seattle, Washington Benaroya

Feb 16 - Vancouver, British Columbia Commodore

Feb 17 - Portland, Oregon Rev Hall

Feb 19 - Denver, Colorado Paramount

Feb 21 - Madison, Wisconsin Orpheum Theatre

Feb 22 - Chicago, Illinois Vic

Feb 23 - Detroit, Michigan Royal Oak Music Hall

Feb 24 - Cleveland, Ohio Agora

Feb 26 - Buffalo, New York Town Ballroom

Feb 27 - Kitchener, Ontario Centre in the Square

Mar 1 - Toronto, Ontario Danforth

Mar 2 - Montreal, Quebec MTelus

Mar 3 - Boston, Massachusetts Wilbur Theatre

Mar 5 - New York, New York Irving Plaza

Mar 6 - Albany, New York Palace Theater

Mar 7 - Syracuse, New York Palace Theater

Mar 9 - New Brunswick, New Jersey State Theatre New Jersey

Mar 10 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Keswick

Mar 12 - Louisville, Kentucky The Brown Theatre

Mar 13 - Nashville, Tennessee Polk Theatre

Mar 15 - Ponte Vedra, Florida Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Mar 16 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Parker Playhouse

Mar 17 - Clearwater, Florida Capitol Theatre

Mar 20 - Houston, Texas Heights Theatre

Mar 21 - Austin, Texas Paramount

Mar 22 - Dallas, Texas Majestic Theatre

Rolling Stones No Filter Tour

April 20th - Miami Gardens, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
April 24th - Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
April 28th - Houston, TX@ NRG Stadium
May 2nd - New Orleans Jazz Fest

May 7th - Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
May 11th - Pasadena, CA @ The Rose Bowl
May 18th - Santa Clara, CA @ Levi's Stadium
May 22nd - Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
May 26th - Denver, CO @ Broncos Stadium at Mile High
May 31st - Washington, D.C. @ FedExField
June 4th - Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
June 8th - Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
June 13th - East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
June 21st - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field

June 25th - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field

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