neal-schon in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

SOUL SIRKUS Complete Work On Debut Album

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have finished mastering their debut CD, according to a posting on the group's official web site. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOUL SIRKUS: Concert Plans Postponed Until 2005

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have abandoned previously announced plans to make their live debut before the end of the year. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Story continues after advertisement

JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Open For TYKETTO

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN/SOUL SIRKUS singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band will be opening for TYKETTO on November 5 at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, England and November 6 at The Empire in Belfast, Ireland. As previously reported, Soto has just issued a solo EP, entitled "Believe In Me", through Frontiers Records. A ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOUL SIRKUS To Make Live Debut In The Fall

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), are tentatively planning on making their live debut in November or December. The band are trying ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PERSQUAREINCH To Guest On Rock 105.3's 'Another State Of Mind'

PERSQUAREINCH, the new band featuring former PUSHED singer Travis Neal, Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums, will be guests on San Diego's Rock 105.3 on Sunday, July 18 to premier the demo version of their first single, "Suicide Attachment". Rock 105.3's "Another State of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PERSQUAREINCH Enter Studio To Record Debut Demo

PERSQUAREINCH, the new band featuring former PUSHED singer Travis Neal, Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums, have entered the studio to record their debut demo. The group, which is based in Southern California, recently played their first two shows and "the response was more ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOUL SIRKUS To Open For VAN HALEN In Calfornia

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), are tentatively scheduled to open for VAN HALEN at two shows in Northern California in early ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Tour Australia In September

According to a posting at Jeff Scott Soto's web site, the TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist is planning on embarking on an Australian tour beginning in early September. Among the cities that will be covered on the trek are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart (Tazmania). More details on the tour, which is being organized by Andrew ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former PUSHED Singer Launches PERSQUAREINCH

Former PUSHED singer Travis Neal and has formed a new band with Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums. Dubbed PERSQUAREINCH, the new group "is what I've been starving for for a few years now," said Neal. "There is no boundaries in the writing style, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOTO/SCHON/CASTRONOVO/MENDOZA Supergroup Gets A Name

The new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT) has been christened SOUL SIRKUS. Eleven tracks are completed and will be handled and shopped by Irving Azoff ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Drummer ALEX PAPA Leaves The Fold

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa. "Alex has decided to pursue other avenues in his career," Jeff said in a statement. "I and the rest of the band support his decisions and wish him nothing but every success in his future endeavors. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JEFF SCOTT SOTO: New Solo Album On The Way

In addition to his brand-new, as-yet-unnamed project with Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY), singer Jeff Scott Soto has started recording his highly anticipated third solo album, tentatively titled "Lost In The Translation". Jeff has confirmed that Neal Schon will co-write a song and appear ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON To Make G3 Appearance

According to the official JOURNEY web site, Neal Schon will be making two special guest appearances on the G3 '03 tour with Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. He will perform on Friday, October 17 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California and Monday, October 27 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. (Thanks: ...

Read more

Posted in: News

All-Star BEATLES Cover Band Appear On 'Modern Drummer' DVD

YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, the BEATLES cover band consisting of Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG) on guitar, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on guitar and keyboards, and Matt Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH) on bass, have contributed three tracks ("While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "I Am The Walrus" and "A Day In ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL To Collaborate With Ex-PUSHED Singer

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey what's up everyone. I wanted to give you the low down on DEF IGNITION. I entered the recording stages of the project. As of last week, I started collaborating with production team Marc Pattison and Luke Shedd of Bay ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Money Talks - CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

Following the reissue of the Californian speedcore merchants benchmark debut album "Convicted", there is some debate over whether that or follow-up "Money Talks" is the better of the two. Beyond the sonic rage factor to be taken into consideration, the artwork is certainly superior on 1987's "Money Talks". Drawn by Jeff Harp from the equally ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

DREAM THEATER Drummer Guests On NEAL MORSE Solo CD

DREAM THEATER's Mike Portnoy is the featured drummer on the forthcoming solo CD, entitled "Testimony", from former SPOCK'S BEARD frontman and Portnoy's TRANSLATLANTIC bandmate Neal Morse, due on September 23 through Radiant Records. "I guess now that the cat is out of the bag, it is safe for me to report that I do indeed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PAPA ROACH Singer Gets Behind DIE TRYING

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix is reportedly teaming up with label Island Def Jam to promote Sacramento, California's DIE TRYING, who released their self-titled debut album on Tuesday (June 10). The band's first single "Oxygen's Gone" is currently at Number 33 on the Radio & Records singles chart. Shaddix heard the band's music early on, ...

Read more

Posted in: News