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Microsoft's Paul Allen Asks: What Can I Do Next?

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05/24/2013 11:34 pm
Microsoft's Paul Allen Asks: What Can I Do Next?

Lisa Hafey
Staff Writer

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is releasing an album on August 6! He’s not looking forward to any money from it; all proceeds will be going to the Experience Music Project Museum, in Seattle, which he founded in 2000.

It’s not all as odd as it may seem, though.  Allen is an accomplished guitarist, after all.  The album “Everywhere At Once” features Paul and his band, The Underthinkers, and is, according to Amazon, an “all-star, 13-song program of blues-based guitar rock nuggets.”

In his autobiography “Idea Man”, released in 2011, Allen said, “I’ve rarely gone a week without picking up a guitar. It’s more than a hobby; it gives me balance with all the projects I’m pursuing at any one time…I take music with me wherever I go.”

The 13 songs on the album are either written or co-written by Allen, and he plays guitar on almost all of the tracks.  It also features contributions from Ann and Nancy Wilson, from Heart, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos…among others.


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