Guitarist JOE STUMP Says Playing With ULI JON ROTH Was 'Extremely Inspiring'

REIGN OF TERROR/HOLY HELL guitarist Joe Stump has posted the following message on his official web site:

"The Uli Jon Roth Sky Academy concerts out in L.A. were a blast with a ton of cool players involved (Roy Z, Chris Impellitteri, Warren DiMartini, Tony Franklin, Jeff Scott Soto — to name just a few). And it was a tremendous treat to play and spend some time with Uli and it was extremely inspiring to watch him play three nights in a row. I played all three nights and was also one of the few artists to get a short spot myself performing my instrumental version of the RAINBOW classic 'Still I'm Sad' (yes, I know it was originally done by THE YARDBIRDS). I had Uli's band backing me and none other than the webmaster himself, Joe Hart, fulfilling the bass duties, which itself was a ton of fun. My favorite part came on the final Saturday show when I played RAINBOW's 'Lost In Hollywood' and 'Love's No Friend' with Graham Bonnet. Uli joined us on these tunes and we had a great extended jam at the end of 'Love's No Friend'. So needless to say, I was in the presence of real hard rock royalty. I'm looking forward to being involved in future Sky Academy events.

"I just finished all the guitars on the HOLY HELL record and it sounds killing. I played a ton of solos, many of them quite lengthy, so trust me when I say everyone's going to get their money's worth when this thing comes out. While it's not quite as guitar heavy as a full-on Joe Stump release, I'm still doing plenty of damage on this record. It was also a great experience working with producer Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR bassist and power metal kingpin). He really pushed me to be on top of my game and it really shows in the performances.

'I finished recording 'Neo-Classical Guitar 3' and it'll be released very soon through the Shred Academy. Along with the 'Neo-3' DVD there will be a bonus second DVD included with me performing several of my tunes from various recordings."


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