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In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry performs "Johnny B. Goode" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Berry is set to release his first new studio album in more than 35 years. The album, titled "Chuck," will be available in 2017. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Rock legend Chuck Berry is recording his first album in 38 years. He's 90.

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Chuck Berry helped define rock 'n' roll in its early stages. And now he's coming back. 

He announced on Tuesday his new album, "Chuck," set to be released in 2017. 

Also,  Berry turned 90 on Tuesday. Thought we should mention that. 

His last album, "Rock It," was released in 1979. His bassist, Jimmy Marsala, said "Chuck" had been in development since then, but it took so long because Berry wanted to make sure it lived up to expectations.

In case the name doesn't ring a bell, maybe "Johnny B. Goode," one of his most famous songs, will.

Don't expect him to go on tour. Spokesman Joe Edwards said Berry is "likely" retired from touring after playing his 200th show in 2014, but "anything can happen." 

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Musician Chuck Berry, left, is joined on stage by Julian Lennon during a concert to celebrate Berrys 60th birthday, Oct. 17, 1986, St. Louis, Mo. The concert was filmed as part of a documentary on Chuck Berrys life. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

For reference, this photo is of Berry playing at a concert for his 60th birthday. That was in 1986. That was 30 years ago. 

We're not sure many people are alive to contest this claim to royalty.

Even rocker Slash got in on the celebration.

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