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Does Nirvana and Pixies producer Steve Albini want to make Dolly Parton’s rock record?

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Following Dolly Parton‘s surprising withdrawal from consideration for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, at least one famous producer seems to be stepping up to the plate to help her achieve her dreams of making a rock album.

In her statement, the country icon said she didn’t feel she’d “earned the right” to be in the Rock Hall, but went on to say, “This has…inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do!”

Steve Albini, whose production work includes albums by Nirvana, Pixies, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, The Breeders, PJ Harvey, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Laura Jane Grace, Urge Overkill and countless others, responded to Dolly’s statement. He wrote in a Twitter message, “Dolly Parton do you like analog recording.”

Fans were excited at the prospect of Albini being involved with the project, with one writing, “Album of the year potential. Please make this happen.” Another wrote, “oh god an albini produced dolly album is everything i could ever hope for.”

Still another wrote, “I’m ready to pre-order all formats including the in-studio making-of documentary on 4K.”

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