Episode Three (one of two) of the Shockwaves VideoCast features returning guest John Kornarens going through rare METALLICA memorabilia, which has previously never been publicly showcased. John shares his early Metallica scrapbook with host Bob Nalbandian which includes the band’s earliest flyers, set lists, merchandise, photos, and the very first Metallica address book.
In part two of the episode, John shares never-before-told stories about guitarist ULI ROTH and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN including early stories on Yngwie when he just moved to the US playing with LA Metal band STEELER. John discusses his involvement in Yngwie’s early success as well as his involvement with Uli Jon Roth.
Watch part one and two below:
Norwegian musician and composer Andreas Nergård has spent the past year writing material for a metal musical entitled “Memorial For A Wish”. The musical is currently being recorded at the Trondheim Studio in Trondheim, Norway with producer Conor Patrick for release as two separate albums (“Act 1” and “Act 2”) during 2011-2012. A promo EP entitled “In The Beginning” will be released on May 30 containing three tracks from the musical, with special guest appearances by Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, GAMMA RAY), Tony Mills (TNT, SHY), Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS).
The story of “Memorial For A Wish” is set in Dublin, Ireland, in 1890: A young man by the name of Peter O’Donnell is arrested and wrongfully accused of a burglary which he did not commit. After a short trial, he is sentenced to prison for twenty years. In desperation he is forced to leave his pregnant wife behind and live in solitude behind the prison walls. Twenty long years pass by and Peter is released from jail, only to find out that his beloved wife died many years ago while giving birth to their daughter. The friends he once had turn their backs on him and let him face the grief all alone. This eventually tears him apart. As the sorrow and despair become too much to handle, he ends up committing suicide.
“Memorial For A Wish” recording lineup:
* Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, GAMMA RAY)
* Tony Mills (TNT, SHY)
* Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS)
* Åge Sten Nilsen (WIG WAM)
* Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOHN NORUM)
* Helge Engelke (FAIR WARNING)
* David Reece (BANGALORE CHOIR, ACCEPT)
More singers will be confirmed during May and June.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/memorialforawish. Source: Blabbermouth.net