MICHAEL McDONALD: Kind Words for Ex-Bandmates

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Despite his past roles in both The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, Michael McDonald isn't joining his old bandmates on this summer's package tour.

McDonald, who will soon do his own solo tour, deftly sidesteps a question his lack of participation in "Doobies and Dan." But he makes it clear that he remains friends with both groups.

Michael McDonald sidesteps a question on whether he was invited to join this summer's tour with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers.:

He notes Steely Dan survivor Donald Fagen's "kindness over the years in including me in the original band back in the day and even in more recent years." He says it's something he really appreciates.

He's even clearer about his feelings about the Doobies.

Michael McDonald is proud of his time as a Doobie Brother:

Michael McDonald has solo shows this weekend in Indio and Healdsburg, California. He teams with Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross July 13th and 14th in a pair of special shows with symphonic backing at the Hollywood Bowl.

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