FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
They say good things come to those who wait, and for those of who have been waiting for the past decade — the wait is over! The original ROUGH CUTT lineup is back for a momentous night in rock history. On Monday, October 21 at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA, Paul Shortino (vocals), Matt Thorr (bass), Amir Derakh (guitar), Chris Hager (guitar) and David Alford (drums) will reunite for a dynamic performance.
ROUGH CUTT was one of the premier LA rock bands of the mid-80s. They were taken under the guidance of Ronnie James Dio, who decided to work with the band after a showcase. Warner Brothers signed the band when a self-produced tape recorded in Paul Shortino's parents home studio landed them a showcase for the label and legendary producer Ted Templeman. The band recorded two impressive albums — 1985's self-titled debut "Rough Cutt" (Warner Brothers) and 1986's "Wants You" (Warner Brothers). In 1987, Paul Shortino left to replace Kevin Dubrow in QUIET RIOT. There were rumors of a replacement vocalist, but they proved false. Amir went on to a successful career with ORGY in 1997.
Paul Shortino recently recorded the album "Sacred Place" with his new project THE CUTT. The album features special appearances by a number of legendary guitarists, including Jimmy Crespo (AEROSMITH, ROD STEWART), Howard Leese (HEART), Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER, OZZY OSBOURNE), Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT), Lanny Cordola (MR. BIG).