Could it really be that, until this summer, iconic rocker George Thorogood has never released a solo album? With over four decades and more than 15 million records sold, George Thorogood and The Destroyers have created an impressive catalogue of hits, capturing that classic bad boy fun. On Aug. 4, 2017, Thorogood will add “solo artist” to his résumé when his new album Party of One, hits record stores and online outlets.

Party of One includes traditional blues, classics and modern blues songs including John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and The Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations.”

While this album has been a shift for Thorogood, he seems to have embraced the change and the creative journey it sparked. “I think this is a project that’s long overdue. Maybe it should have been the very first album I ever made. After playing with the band for all these years, I had to kind of reverse my hands and my head in order to do this thing justice.”

What will die hard fans of George Thorogood and The Destroyers think? I’m betting Thorogood knows his fans best.