The First Single From Chuck Berry’s New Album, “CHUCK” Sounds Like Chuck Berry…And That’s A Great Thing

Chuck Berry, the artist who codified the sound, rhythm and language of rock and roll, finished his CHUCK album barely before his passing last week. It’s his first new album since 1979’s Rock It, and is now set for release on June 16th, though the estate released first single “Big Boys,” featuring Tom Morello and Nathaniel Rateliff, today.

Comprised primarily of new, original songs written, recorded and produced by the founding rock and roll legend, CHUCK was recorded in various studios around St. Louis and features Berry’s longtime hometown backing group – including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist of forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) – which has supported him for over two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club.