Astoria, New York (PressExposure) June 08, 2013 -- Sax master Joel "iReedMan" Peskin and famed soul singer Merry Clayton, who duetted with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter," are releasing a blistering new version of that Rolling Stones classic on their forthcoming album "Don't Burn the Bridge," out June 4 from iReed Records.
Peskin has toured and recorded with notable artists including The Beach Boys, Barbara Streisand, Michael Buble, Frank Zappa, Christine Aguilera, Joe Sample, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Seal, Queen Latifah and many more. He has played on the hit TV shows "American Idol" for 3 years and has been in the house band with "Dancing With The Stars," for the past 8 years, and also had the original lead alto sax solo on the original "Entertainment Tonight" theme song & Beach Boys 10 million seller "Kokomo". Joel was a protege of Jazz legendary saxophonist the Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and famed Juilliard teacher Joe Allard.
Besides being featured on the original "Gimme Shelter," Clayton has performed with Carol King on "Tapestry" Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, as a "Raelette" Neil Young, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Leon Russel and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few. She's also had several solo hits, earning a Grammy nomination for 1973's "Oh No Not My Baby" and breaking onto the pop charts with 1988's "Yes," from the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack. Clayton is also featured in the upcoming documentary "20 Feet from Stardom," about backup singers who sang on many hit records from the 1960's till now.
The new album "Don't Burn the Bridge" sees Clayton and Peskin reuniting and revisiting a high-energy sound that they've been perfecting since the two studio pros first tag-teamed in the early 1980s on dance and R&B tracks.
Their fiery, funky take on "Gimme Shelter" will be in digital stores everywhere June 4, 2013.
For more information, visit http://ireedman.com.
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