When Peter Frampton went public in 2018 with his diagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) -- a progressive muscle disorder -- he hit the studio to record as much as he could before starting his farewell tour in 2019.
In 2019 he released All Blues, a collection of blues covers, and this Friday sees the release of Frampton Forgets the Words, his second instrumental album following the 2007Grammy Award-winning Fingerprints.
“This album is a collection of 10 of my favorite pieces of music," says Frampton. "My guitar is also a voice and I have always enjoyed playing my favorite vocal lines that we all know and love. These tracks are my great band and me paying tribute to the original creators of this wonderful music. So much fun to do and I really hope you enjoy it too.”
Among the songs he covers on this album are his childhood friend David Bowie's "Loving the Alien, "George Harrison's "Isn't it a Pity, "Sly and the Family Stone's "If You Want Me to Stay, "Roxy Music's "Avalon, "Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way," and the first single, Radiohead's “Reckoner.”
Frampton says the selection of songs was a group effort between him and his band.
Frampton, who turned 71 yesterday, has another blues album in the can as well as half of another album, which he plans to finish when it's safe to do so.