Rock

Chuck Berry's final studio album gets release date

The rock and roll legend leaves behind a legacy in music

 

Chuck Berry's final studio album will be released on June 16.

The album, titled "CHUCK," was announced in October, five months before the rock pioneer's death on Saturday at the age of 90.

"CHUCK" is Berry's first album since 1979's "Rock It." Dualtone Records says eight of the 10 new recordings were written by Berry, who worked on the album until 2014. Dualtone says he continued to oversee production and enlisted his family and a friend to help complete it.

"This record is dedicated to my beloved [wife] Toddy," Berry said at the time the album was announced. "My darlin' I'm growing old! I've worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up up my shoes!"

In addition to Berry's children and grandson, the album features performances by Nathaniel Rateliff and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello.

The album includes a track titled "Lady B. Goode," described as a spiritual sequel to one of Berry's biggest hits, "Johnny B. Goode."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.