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Searching For Sugar Man star Rodriguez "to record third album in June"

Searching For Sugar Man star Rodriguez "to record third album in June"

Rodriguez, the star of Oscar nominated documentary Searching For Sugar Man, is preparing to release his first album since Coming From Reality in 1971.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the 70 year-old said he was looking to record with a couple of producers including Steve Rowland. "He told me to send him a couple of tapes, so I’m gonna do that," Rodriguez said. "I certainly want to look him up, because now he’s full of ideas."

However, any new album will not be a cash in off the back of the movie's popularity. In fact, Rodriguez tried to get a reference to his forthcoming third album removed from the final edit of the film. "To me it distracted," he said. "It almost cheapened the film, like it was a promo film.

Chatting further about his new music, which he hopes will be recorded between touring commitments in June, Rodriguez said: "I’ve written about 30 songs, and that’s pretty much what the public has heard. Musicians want to be heard. So I’m not hiding. But I do like to leave it there onstage and be myself, in that sense. Because some people carry it with them."

Rodriguez also confirmed that he may work with Irish producer David Holmes on his new songs. Holmes' covered Rodriguez' song, "Sugar Man", on his 2002 album, David Holmes Presents The Free Association.

Meanwhile, it was recently confirmed that Rodriguez will perform live at a number of festivals this summer including Coachella, Primavera and Glastonbury.


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