Jeff Scott Soto discusses new Sons of Apollo album “M M X X”.

With the release of Psychotic Symphony in 2017, Sons of Apollo established themselves as one of the premier Supergroups. Consisting of Mike Portnoy (drums), Derek Sherinian (keys), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), and Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), this is the musical Dream Team. Every member is a virtuoso performer, with a long history [...]

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The Steinberger headless guitar…no more mystery.

A little over a year ago I acquired a Steinberger Spirit. You know, the “headless” guitar that seemed so alien when it came to fairly widespread attention back in the eighties. Thanks to prominent players like Eddie Van Halen, and Geddy Lee (Steinberger Bass) amongst others. However even today it still remains a bit of [...]

YYNOT: Happy accidents lead to “Resonance”.

Guitarist/producer Billy Alexander, upon seeing videos of bass virtuoso Tim Starace approached him about forming an online collaboration. Beginning in 2015 the two went to work on not only impressive original compositions such as the eponymous “YYNOT”, but covers of legendary Rush songs with staggering precision. After recruiting the talented-beyond-her-years vocalist Rocky Kuner, the band [...]

10 ? with Tony Franklin.

Being a unique voice in music is extremely rare. How many players in rock music have truly brought a innovative sound to popular music? There have been only a dozen or so, and I submit to you, dear reader, that Tony Franklin brought the idiosyncrasies of fretless to rock music. Franklin introduced what a violin [...]