Blairing Out’s Eric Blair recently conducted an interview with legendary OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT bassist Rudy Sarzo at Dimebash 2011, the event celebrating the life and music of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott (PANTERA), which was held on December 14th at the Key Club in Hollywood, California. Check out the chat below:
Sarzo is among the artists featured on Los Angeles-based hard rock artists Will Wallner (guitarist) and Vivien Vain (vocalist) debut album due out on February 1st.
The album will also feature: Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO), Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA), Jimmy Bain (DIO), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, PRIDE & GLORY), Derek Sherinian (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER), Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER, QUIET RIOT), and Tony Carey (RAINBOW) providing an all-star backing.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles throughout 2011 and mixed by Gary Tole in New York. Mastering was completed in September 2011 by Graham Goldman at Masterdisk.
Both in their early 20s, Will Wallner and Vivien Vain came to America from Europe to pursue a career in music. After a year of performing locally in Los Angeles they had a chance meeting with Carmine Appice and Vinny Appice at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in 2010. Both agreed to perform drums for their album and since that first meeting the project evolved featuring several other guest session musicians with Will Wallner and Vivien Vain performing all guitars and vocals respectively. Their debut features nine original songs written and produced by Wallner/Vain.
The album cover, pictured above, features Wallner/Vain photographed by Glen La Ferman. A music video for the song ‘Streets Of Rage’ will be released with the album, which was produced in Hollywood in September 2011; a preview can be seen below. Wallner/Vain will announce live dates to promote their album release in the next couple of months.