EXCLUSIVE: The Doobie Brothers Discuss Reuniting With Michael McDonald For Southbound

The Doobie Brothers are reunited with former vocalist Michael McDonald on Southbound.

One of America’s all-time greatest rock bands is taking a trip down south! The Doobie Brothers’ are gearing up for the November 4th release of Southbound, featuring their biggest hits reimagined as collaborations with some of country music’s most popular artists, including Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, and Sara Evans. What’s more, the album sees lead vocalists Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons reunite with long-time Doobie Bro Michael McDonald for the first full record in nearly forty years! Tom, Pat, Michael and multi-instrumentalist John McFee visited VH1 Classic’s On Tap radio studios to discuss the exciting new project, and how McDonald was brought back into the fold.

Topping it all off, the guys broke out their instruments together for the first time in YEARS for an incredible in-studio performance of their classic “Black Water.” Give a listen in the video below! And after you do, don’t forget to pre-order Southbound on iTunes. The record is out November 4th, but their first single, “Black Water” featuring the Zac Brown Band, is available instantly. Plus they’ll be rolling out more great music in the next few weeks, so stay tuned…

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