Carole King To Team With Babyface, Graham Nash On New Album

Veteran singer/songwriter will co-write songs with her cohorts but not necessarily duet with them.

Veteran singer/songwriter Carole King plans to collaborate with R&B singer/producer Babyface and folk-rocker Graham Nash for her new album due next year.

"I want [to make an album] that pays respect to what people appreciate about my sound but is also really spare and honest and from the heart," she said.

King plans to co-write music with Babyface and Nash, not necessarily duet with them, she said.

The 58-year-old King (born Carole Klein), who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, attended Arista Records' 25th anniversary concert Monday night in Los Angeles. She performed with Dionne Warwick for the finale, a rendition of "That's What Friends Are For," along with Melissa Etheridge, Natalie Cole, Kenny G, David Foster and Barry Manilow.

King scored the greatest commercial success of her career with her 1971 classic Tapestry, which featured the singles "It's Too Late" (RealAudio excerpt) and "So Far Away." The LP stayed on the chart for nearly six years and sold more than 15 million copies.

She also co-penned some of the biggest Brill Building hits of the '60s, including "The Loco-Motion," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and "Up on the Roof."