Stray Cats Return For Their 40th!

Stray Cats have big plans for their 40th anniversary next year. The retro rockers will record a new album and head out on tour.

Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom will cut their first new album in 25 years in Nashville. To support it -- along with classic songs such as "Stray Cat Strut," "(She's) Sexy and 17," and "Rock This Town" -- they'll soon announce tour dates.

The band's founding members tested the waters earlier this year when they reunited for sold-out shows in Las Vegas and Costa Mesa, California.

Setzer says, "40 years ago, us three teenagers started a little band to play a musical style that had long since passed, and most folks had never heard of, this rockabilly music. 40 years later we stand together and still get that same thrill and exhilaration from the music. That feeling is what makes the fireworks go off and the sparks fly. It makes the world go around."

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