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Dolly Parton says she once streaked through Tom Jones’ yard

Dolly Parton has revealed she once streaked through Welsh singer Tom Jones’ yard after being dared following a few margaritas in Los Angeles with some friends.

Parton, who is set to release her latest album, Rockstar, on November 17th, has discussed some of her most rock and roll moments in a new interview; one of them being the time she streaked through Jones’ yard after a night out with her friends.

“Well, I don’t know what you really call ‘rock and roll’,” she told Metro. “I’ve done a few fun things. I’ve never really trashed my hotel room or thrown TVs out of the window or anything. Probably the most radical thing I ever did was when Tom Jones was really hot. Me and a bunch of girls had gone out to have a few margaritas at a Mexican restaurant.”

“We got rained out of a shoot we were doing for a movie, so we spent the afternoon having fun. We all liked him. Tom Jones and his house in Los Angeles was on the pathway to the hotel where we were staying, so they dared me to streak through his yard. So I streaked through Tom’s yard. He didn’t see me but I did it. That was kind of rock and roll.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Parton discussed the moment she first discovered the Beatles after hearing their song ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’: “I thought it was the greatest thing I’d ever heard. I followed the Beatles from that day forward. Just to say that I got to sing on a record with Paul McCartney and have Paul and Ringo play on it was amazing to me.”

Parton’s new album, Rockstar, features a host of high-profile names, including Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Linda Perry, Sheryl Crow, and Emmylou Harris.

In a four-and-a-half star review, Far Out wrote: “Throughout the entire extended album, there is rarely a moment when the goosebumps dissipate. It is the kind of record that makes your jaw swing open at the sheer spectacle of it.”

The review continues: “Even in the first two tracks, ‘Rockstar’ and ‘World On Fire’, it’s like Parton smashes through who she’s perceived to be and becomes something a million times more powerful. ‘Rockstar’ is rock music on its grandest, most theatrical scale.”

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