The Professor. Neil Peart 1952-2020.

One of my musical idols has left us. Neil Peart was the engine that propelled superstars Rush from 1975 onward. Only 67 years old, his passing hit me like a bolt of lightning. Always a private person, no one in the general public was even aware that he had been battling Brain Cancer for the [...]

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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 [...]

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 Gary Husband.

Iconic Jazz musician Gary Husband needs no introduction to many of you. This bandleader has lent his expressive style to not only his own projects, but graced the music of many other virtuosos. His career has seen him with Allan Holdsworth, Level 42, Gary Moore, and also in recent years with John McLaughlin's 4th Dimension. [...]