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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen rocks out with Joe Walsh and Chrissie Hynde on major label debut

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guitar (shutterstock sergign)
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Multibillionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is set to release his next project this summer: the major label debut of his band, The Underthinkers. The LA Times reports that the record features Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders, Neville Brother Ivan Neville, and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, and that all the money from album sales will go toward educational programs at his Experience Music Project museum in Seattle.

You might not guess it, but Allen is an accomplished guitarist, as evinced by the impressive blues shredding in the video below. The LA Times notes that the 60-year-old Allen claims to have "rarely gone a week without picking up a guitar," helping to keep the Idea Man balanced over the years. His album, titled Everywhere at Once, is set for release on August 6th on Sony’s Legacy Recordings imprint.