Kirkwood to release first solo album.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Curt Kirkwood, best known for his work as leader of the Meat Puppets, has signed to Little Dog Records.

Kirkwood has recently been in the studio working with Grammy Award-winning producer and Little Dog Records founder Pete Anderson to create his first album as a solo artist.

The Meat Puppets inspired many bands in the early 1990s, most notably Nirvana, who tapped them to open their 1993 In Utero tour. The band also joined Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s "MTV Unplugged" session for three acoustic renditions of Kirkwood’s songs.

In 2001, after 12 studio albums with the Meat Puppets, Kirkwood embarked on a solo tour and subsequently teamed up with Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic and Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh in a band named Eyes Adrift.

The new Little Dog recording marks the second artistic collaboration between Kirkwood and Pete Anderson, who produced "Forbidden Places" by the Meat Puppets.