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 [...]

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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 [...]

Claude Léonetti and the mysterious Léode.

Having stumbled across the French progressive band Lazuli, I found myself recently perusing some of the bands music online. Lazuli released their self-titled debut album in 1999, and in the ensuing twenty years have mastered ethereal, dreamy prog atmospheres. The fact that they sing exclusively in their native French adds to the mystique; an element [...]

10 ? with Rudy Sarzo

Name some of the biggest hard rock and heavy metal acts of the last several decades; Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult... Ok, this will take too long, so let's just reference the resume' of the legendary Rudy Sarzo, because it's basically the same list. Sarzo came from Cuba and after spending [...]