PAN ROCKS is the brainchild of heavy metal drummer turned internationally recognized steelpannist, Tracy Thornton. This past summer PAN ROCKS entered the Ocean Studios Burbank in Los Angeles, CA, recording 5 songs for the “Project LA” sessions, with Producer Matt Starr (Mr Big, Ace Frehley) and 30 steel pannists from around the world, along side Billy Sheehan (Mr Big), Tracii Guns (LA Guns), Bruce Kulick (KISS) and Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction).
Today PAN ROCKS have unleashed the fifth video “Carol Of The Bells” from the “Project LA” sessions, watch it below.
Stated PAN ROCKS:
“The Holiday season is upon us, so here is “Carol Of The Bells” Pan Rocks style (from the Project LA Sessions) to help you get in the spirit! Please feel free to share!”
Also watch the first 4 videos from the LA sessions, released in these past weeks:
“Pan Rocks” soul purpose is to get people excited about the steelpan art form, while at the same time, show the world the possibilities, the capabilities and diversity this amazing gift to the world from Trinidad & Tobago has by introducing it into uncharted territories and musical genres such as Rock, Punk and Heavy Metal!
Just recently Metal Shock Finland‘s Tarja Virmakari had a very interesting chat both with the PAN ROCKS mastermind, Tracy Thornton, and the drummer/producer Matt Starr, talking in detail about this unique project, PAN ROCKS, and the details around it. Join the conversation below:
See the main interview tobics here:
(O:25) Two drummers, from different backgrounds, now working together for this amazing project PAN ROCKS…
(2:30) Tracy talks about his first two loves, Rock Music and Steelpan.
(3:58) This past summer PAN ROCKS entered the Ocean Studios Burbank in Los Angeles for the “Project LA” sessions and yielded 5 songs, all produced my Matt.
(12:00) One of the recorded videos was the Jane’s Addiction song “Been Caught Stealing”.
(12:37) Jane’s Addiction posted the video on their Facebook page. The post received over 90,000 views and 800+ shares in one week.
(14:55) The groundbreaking project was recorded in 360° video and a documentary will be released in the near future.
(16:50) PAN ROCKS’ soul and purpose.
(20:10) What will happen next with PAN ROCKS?
(24:35) Besides PAN ROCKS Matt and Tracy told about their other engagements.