To Release New Album
With Guest Vocalists
ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY
The follow up to Vinnie’s 2019 “SOUL SHIFTER” will be released on November 8th on his Mind’s Eye Music label. Vinnie is joined by singers Ed Terry (Rage And Beyond, American Mafia), Keith Slack (MSG, Mother Road), Mike DiMeo (Riot) and Brian Stephenson (Old James) on this half vocal half instrumental album. This is his first solo release that features vocals. Band members include Richie Monica (Billy Cox, Papa Chubby, Tantric) on drums, Michael Bean and Pete Griffin (Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa) on Bass, John Cassidy on Keyboards, and John Pessoni on Drums.
Vinnie has released ten solo albums and six albums and a LIVE DVD with rock icons UFO and is considered to be one of the originators of shred guitar. He’s made many guest appearances with others and played and wrote the soundtrack for a classic PEPSI TV commercial. He’s recorded and toured with ALICE COOPER and was opening act for RUSH with his solo band on the ROLL THE BONES tour. Vinnie has toured all around the world with UFO and solo and has two bestselling guitar instructional videos. He has been an inspiration for fans and guitarists worldwide.
The only good thing about the world being shut down for months is that it gave me the time I needed to put this thing all together. It was a big undertaking. In between recording guitars, I would shift gears and go into phases where I sang and sketched out lyrics. It took some thought to decide which singer I wanted to be on which song.After that, I sent out the recordings with and without vocals and told everyone to be creative whether that meant totally following their own inspiration or using any of my ideas. In the end both things happened.”
Vinnie recently completed a European solo tour in May and a festival run with UFO during the summer.
THE LATEST RELEASE
Double Exposure will be released on
November 8th on his
Mind’s Eye Music label.
This album has it all. The instrumental bliss that we are all accustomed to relish… and the curiosity we all had of perhaps adding vocals to tracks on one of your albums one day. I believe you’ve succeeded unconditionally in satisfying your seasoned fans and contemporary music enthusiasts alike. It’s a very proficient and captivating album. 5 stars!
Ray Shasho-Music Journalist
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Mind's Eye Released: 1986
Time Odyssey Released: 1988
Meltdown Released: 1991
Out of Nowhere Released: April 16, 1996
The Maze Released: March 23, 1999
Defying Gravity Released: July 10, 2001
To the Core Released: May 26, 2009
Aerial Visions Released: October 23, 2015
Soul Shifter Released: October 4, 2019
Collection: The Shrapnel Years Released: March 14, 2006
Live! Released: January 25, 2000
Title Year Notes
Vicious Rumors – Soldiers of the Night 1985 band member
Alice Cooper – Hey Stoopid 1991 band member
UFO – You Are Here 2004 band member
Jordan Rudess – Rhythm of Time 2004 guest
UFO – Showtime 2005 band member
UFO – The Monkey Puzzle 2006 band member
Destruction – D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 2008 guest
Michael Angelo Batio – Hands Without Shadows 2 – Voices 2009 guest
UFO – The Visitor 2009 band member
Glen Drover – Metalusion 2011 guest
UFO – Seven Deadly 2012 band member
Red Zone Rider – Red Zone Rider 2014 band member
UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars 2015 band member
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
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The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
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I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.
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