The long awaited new album from legendary guitarist Vinnie Moore, will be released on October 23 on Mind’s Eye Music. Titled “Aerial Visions”, Vinnie’s 8th solo album features drummer Richie Monica (Tantric, Poppa Chubby), and bassists Dave LaRue (Steve Morse Band, Flying Colors, The Dregs), Rob DeLuca (UFO, Sebastian Bach), Dorian Heartsong (Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience) and Elliott Dean Rubinson (Uli Jon Roth, MSG).
“Everything that Moore throws himself into features his astounding 6-string abilities. Far from being a ‘mere shredder’, Moore combines insane technique with touch, taste, and stylistic influences that include Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Larry Carlton, and many other diverse talents. He can play sweep-picked arpeggios with a bluesy feel or play blues licks at neo-classical speeds, never sacrificing tone, time,or intonation. It’s a unique and musical skill set.” – Matt Blackett, Guitar Player Magazine
Vinnie has released seven critically acclaimed solo albums; five albums and one DVD as a member of rock royalty legends UFO; and one album with band Red Zone Rider. His solo and UFO releases as well as LIVE performances have amassed rave reviews all around the globe from both fans and music press, inspiring guitarists worldwide and launching him into aerial guitar superhero distinction!
Says Vinnie, “I have been touring all over the world pretty nonstop for the past 12 years. I started this record about two years ago and have been working on it while at home. I’m totally jacked up about getting it out there for others to hear as well as playing these songs LIVE. Two of the songs on ‘Aerial’ were written as instrumentals but were included on a UFO record with vocals. I have also done a cover of ZZ Top’s ‘La Grange’ which I have always thought is one of the coolest songs ever. I have done ZZ covers onstage a lot.”
Vinnie has toured several times all over Europe, UK, Scandanvia, Brazil, and the USA, as well as performing in India, Korea, Mexico, Russia, and Canada. The UFO “A Conspiracy of Stars” tour will continue in Europe on October 21, and will include nine shows in December as opening act for Judas Priest on their Redeemer of Souls tour.
“Eyes closed in concentration, his fingers dancing, he solos like a man possessed. Ritchie Blackmore used to be like this. Vinnie is that good!” – Neil Jeffries, Classic Rock Magazine, England
Says Vinnie, “With my solo records I can cover a lot more territory stylistically. I enjoy this freedom to be able to follow my muse wherever it leads. All of my influences are in there, from Rock to Blues to Be-Bop to Funk. I am into so many different styles of music that I can’t help myself, I’m basically a slave to it all and so there are inspirations from everywhere. Having said that, being a songwriter is the most important thing to me. I try to use my inspiration to create a mood and take the listener on a little journey to wherever.”
By popular Hard Rock Hell 9 (aka HRH) fan demand, UFO have confirmed to join SAXON at HRH 9 (on November 12-15th in North Wales) for a main stage rock off. The last time the two bands met was at HRH 4, but with another 5 years’ worth of material plus all the legendary classics, this will be a double header not to be missed.
To catch a glimpse of UFO back @ HRH 4 check out below
Hard Rock Hell 9 – House of Horrors Trailer 2015
HRH9 organisers have announced also several other acts to HRH9 – House Of Horrors:
Joining an already exciting line up, will be world super bike champion and legend James Toseland’s band aptly named Toseland. With some exciting performances already under his belt, this high energy Rock Outfit will find themselves right at home with the HRH fan base.
Next up are Danish Hard Rock heroes SuperCharger, if you ain’t seen them yet, then we’re sure you’ll love this well-kept secret from up North.
The Screaming Eagles are no strangers to HRH but after their recent scoop of being placed on the soundtrack for the latest season of American Drama hit, ” Justified” and a new album out this spring, it seems only right that they bring it all with them and join us at HRH9
After a small hiatus, it’s with great pleasure we can announce that Trucker Diablo are back, cracking band and with a new album just about to be released then why not.
Last two up are our latest HRH discoveries which we think will only add to the 50 plus bands that will grace the stages of HRH 9 this November, both UK organic rock with their own signature sounds, have a listen to Sky Valley Mistress and King Creature
Hard Rock Hell 9 takes place this November, 12-15th at our usual camp in North Wales
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Some of us believe that we are not alone in this world and Aliens must be there somewhere in that unlimited sky above. Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza seems to believe the same. Nick is looking for them by his camera in the sunlight of the days or darkness of the nights, he is very determined.
According to Loudwire.com; Nick Menza has recently captured video of a strange object (or objects) in the skies over Studio City, California. The video looks interesting and a few lights can be seen moving?! The clip is available to watch on the YouTube player below.
Menza writes, “We lost site of it as it went up through the clouds. It was distant, dimly light and hardly moving …. If it wasn’t for the fact that we went out to look at the big moon … We probably would not have noticed it. The Samsung Galaxy4 phone camera was on full zoom… Hence the shakiness even after stabilization. In total 4 witnesses including me. Well I know what I think it was … I would like to hear from others who may have seen the same thing…. or anyone who thinks they know what this was and has a reasonable explanation of if its origins if explained as terrestrial. Leave your comments.”
According to Menza, after watching the footage, CNN has asked the drummer to make an appearance to discuss the bizarre video.
Nick Menza is working on a new book, entitled “Menzalife”, which we are looking forward to read it soon. During a recent interview on internet radio show ‘Rock ‘N’ SeXXXy Uncensored,’ Menza spoke about extraterrestrial beliefs in this book. “Before, back in the Stone Ages,” Menza began, “like when we were just regular humans, we didn’t have brains in us and then the aliens came down and they intervened and they put brains in our heads and now we’re all smart and we’re starting to figure things out, ascending to the next level and a higher level of conscious awareness and that sort of stuff.”
Bass player Pete Way, (UFO, FASTWAY, WAYSTED, OZZY OSBOURNE) is currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Pete has posted an update message for fans:
“I am halfway through my cancer radio therapy treatment. Feel so low and tired. Love reading all your comments and messages. They have helped me so much and keep me going. Please keep posting them. I just want to play my new album Walking On The Edge for you which has been delayed due to this. Love you. Pete. X”
Very best wishes to Pete for a speedy recovery, from all the team at Metal Shock Finland.
Metallers VOODOO SIX have recently announced that they will be supporting UFO in Europe this Spring. They are Special Guests for 10 shows in Sweden, Denmark and Germany. This European tour comes after their own headline tour of the UK in March and the band are really looking forward to returning to Europe with UFO. More European shows will be confirmed shortly.