While Rick Springfield was born in Australia, and scored his first top ten hit there in 1972, he subsequently moved to the USA, and had a nr. 1 hit over there, as well as in Australia with ‘Jessie’s Girl’, for which he also received a Grammy award for best male rock vocal performance. More top ten hits followed with ‘Affair Of The Heart’ and ‘Love Somebody’. He also performed as an actor, playing Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drame ‘General Hospital’.
What started out as a private charity event, organized by Deep Purple’s Ian Paice and his wife Jacky Price was opened to the rockfans in 2012, resulting in a performance in the prestigious London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Having so far released 4 full studio albums, this is the first live album by this stunning band, recorded live at the Garage in London on16th May 2014 during their first ever headline tour.
Jeff Scott Soto is back with a brand new album, and the world will know it ! Being born in the same year as yours truly, Jeff is a person that since the early eighties has appeared in countless bands and projects, as well as doing solo-albums, but it’s been years since I’ve heard him rocking like on this album. What he brings here is metal in it’s purest form.
When Kai Hansen left Helloween in 1988, he briefly meddled around a bit with Blind Guardian, and then founded Gamma Ray together with his long time friend Ralf Scheepers on vocals. In their first years the sound of Gamma Ray was close to Helloween, but over the years the sound changed.
Devil’s Train released their self-titled debut album, which was highly acclaimed. Many thought this would be a one-off release, but the band around former Mystic Prophecy singer R.D.
Having just reviewed the ‘Best of’ album by Gamma Ray, here’s the new album by another band that at it’s beginnings hade a sound quite similar to Helloween, but have developed their style over the years towards a more progressive metal sound.