Alcatrazz

Wed
12
Sep

ALCATRAZZ Have 'Parole Denied' For 2017 Live Document

Artist: 
Friday, December 7, 2018
Categories: 
 
As part of the Graham Bonnet Band​'s 2017 "The Book" tour in Japan, a three-night special engagement and reunion of Alcatrazz​ was presented much to the delight of the Japanese hard rock faithful! On December 7, 2018, Frontiers Music srl will release "Parole Denied - Tokyo 2017", a special documentation of these special shows on 2CD/DVD and Digital formats.
 
Founding Alcatrazz members, Graham Bonnet (vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Gary Shea (bass), reunited after 33 years for a unique series of shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Japan in March 2017. For the special occasion, the band was rounded out by Mark Benquechea (drums) and Conrado Pesinato (guitars), both from the Graham Bonnet Band.
 
In addition to this unique farewell performance captured via audio and video, Alcatrazz raided the archives and added some unreleased bonus tracks taken from the original sessions recorded in 1985, including one song, “Emotion”, with a young Steve Vai on guitar.
 
Additionally, the Graham Bonnet Band has announced a U.S. tour where they will be performing the first Alcatrazz album "No Parole From Rock N Roll" from front to back along with the other hits from their and Graham's catalog.
 
GBB U.S. TOUR DATES:
28th Sept. Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA
29th Sept. Malones, Santa Ana, CA
3rd Oct. El Corazon, Seattle, WA
4th Oct. Vamp’d, Las Vegas, NV
5th Oct. Hilltop Tavern, Apple Valley, CA
6th Oct. Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
11th Oct. Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
12th Oct. Bigs Bar, Sioux Falls, SD
13th Oct. Red Herring Lounge, Duluth, MN
14th Oct. Red Carpet, St Cloud, MN
16th Oct, Eddies, Granite City, IL
 
Alcatrazz was formed in 1983 by former Rainbow​ and Michael Schenker​ vocalist Graham Bonnet along with Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea and they would go on to make three studio albums in the 1980s. The band’s debut album included a young Swedish guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen and their second album featured guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Alcatrazz split up in 1987 after the release of their third album, “Dangerous Games.”
 
TRACKLISTING:
CD1
1.      Night Of The Shooting Star
2.      Ohayo Tokyo
3.      Too Young To Die...Too Drunk To Live
4.      Suffer Me
5.      God Blessed Video
6.      Will You Be Home Tonight
7.      Jet To Jet
8.      Witchwood
9.      Skyfire
10.   Hiroshima Mon Amour
11.   Island In The Sun
 
CD2
1.      Emotion (Studio Demo)  
2.      No Imagination (Studio Demo)
3.      Losing You Is Winning (Studio Demo)
4.      Please Call Me (Studio Demo)
5.      Blue Boar (Studio Demo)
6.      Ohayo Tokyo (Studio Demo)
7.      Set Me Free (Rehearsal / Studio Demo)
8.      Rider (Rehearsal / Studio Demo)
 
DVD
1.      Night Of The Shooting Star
2.      Ohayo Tokyo
3.      Too Young To Die...Too Drunk To Live
4.      Suffer Me
5.      God Blessed Video
6.      Will You Be Home Tonight
7.      Jet To Jet
8.      Witchwood
9.      Skyfire
10.   Hiroshima Mon Amour
11.   Island In The Sun
12.   Hiroshima Mon Amour (Soundcheck)
 
PRODUCED BY: Jimmy Waldo & Giles Lavery
Live Tracks recorded in Tokyo March 2017
 
BAND MEMBERS:
Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Jimmy Waldo - Keys
Gary Shea - Bass
 
With:
Conrado Pesinato - Guitars
Mark Benquechea – Drums
 
ON-LINE:

 
Fri
05
May

GRAHAM BONNET BAND Announces Live CD/DVD/Bluray Out July 7

Friday, July 7, 2017
Categories: 
 
GRAHAM BONNET BAND ANNOUNCES LIVE ALBUM & HOME VIDEO, "LIVE...HERE COMES THE NIGHT" AVAILABLE ON CD/DVD & BLU-RAY ON JULY 7TH ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL.
 
Legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet is back with a new live album and home video captured during his acclaimed performance at Frontiers Rock Festival III in Trezzo (Milan, Italy) on April 24, 2016.
 
Accompanied by a stellar band featuring founding member Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, South American guitar sensation Conrado Pesinato on lead guitar, and Mark Zonder (known for his work with Warlord and Fates Warning) on drums, Bonnet masterfully delivered a thrilling “Best of” set which included songs from his stints with bands such as Rainbow, McAuley Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri, and of course his solo material too.
 
Bonnet says: "It's been a very long time since I last released a live video, 33 years to be exact, with Alcatrazz. Myself and the band were very excited to film and record our performance at the Frontiers Rock Festival for a live album and video and are very happy with the final result!”
 
Bonnet has a powerful and distinctive vocal style and, indeed, a distinctive image – preferring to let the music, rather than the conventional heavy metal look, do the talking.
 
The Graham Bonnet Band has spent the last two years touring regularly around the world and this past winter, released his latest successful release, “The Book.” With the band and Bonnet fine tuned from all their touring when they got to Frontiers Rock Festival, this stellar set that was captured there makes for a new live album that will blow GBB (and heavy rock fans in general) away!
 
GRAHAM BONNET BAND
Graham Bonnet – Vocals
Beth-Ami Heavenstone – Bass
Conrado Pesinato – Guitars
Mark Zonder – Drums
 
CD/DVD/Blu-Ray:
1              Eyes Of The World
2              All Night Long
3              S.O.S.
4              Stand In Line
5              God Blessed Video
6              Will You Be Home Tonight
7              Jet To Jet
8              Night Games
9              Suffer Me
10            Dancer
11            Desert Song
12            Island In The Sun
13            Since You Been Gone
14            Assault Attack
15            Lost In Hollywood
 

 

 
Wed
07
Sep

GRAHAM BONNET BAND Opens 'The Book' November 4

Friday, November 4, 2016
Categories: 

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Graham Bonnet Band's new album, 'The Book' on November 4.

Graham Bonnet is a rock legend. With a pedigree that includes Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri, he is one of the finest vocalists of his generation. His is a recognizable and unique voice on a number of classic hard rock albums, including Rainbow's 'Down To Earth' (1979), Michael Schenker Group's 'Assault Attack' (1982), Alcatrazz's 'No Parole For Rock 'n' Roll' (1983) and 'Disturbing The Peace' (1985), and Impellitteri's 'Stand In Line' (1988).

The recently formed Graham Bonnet Band, features Graham Bonnet on, of course, lead vocals, Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, South American guitar sensation Conrado Pesinato on lead guitar, ex-Alcatrazz man Jimmy Waldo on keys, and Mark Zonder (known for his acclaimed work with Warlord and Fates Warning) on drums.

The new album, 'The Book' offers 11 new songs where Bonnet lays down his legendary vocals over a selection of hard rock tunes that are chock full of great hooks and melodies. 'The songs on the album are very similar to what I have done in the past with Rainbow, Alcatrazz and MSG,' says Graham. 'I think this is what people want to hear from me and won't be disappointed'.

Graham Bonnet is in fine form and the album is easily his best in decades: 11 new tracks that will blow hard rock fans away! The album also includes a bonus disc featuring re-recorded versions of some of the most well known classics he has sung in his solo career and with Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG and Impellitteri.

Enjoy the official EPK for the album here: https://youtu.be/SYL3pEOmEp0 or at the link below.

The Graham Bonnet Band has spent the last 12 months touring solidly around the world, with performances at several major European festivals including an acclaimed set at Sweden Rock 2016. 'The Book' will be supported with several shows in the UK and Spain in 2016, with more dates to be added.

'The Book' tracklisting:

CD1 (new songs)
1. Into The Night
2. Welcome To My Home
3. Earth's Child (I Am Your Son)
4. Rider
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Strangest Day
7. The Dance
8. Where Were You?
9. The Book
10. Everybody Wants To Go There
11. California Air

CD2 (re-recorded classics)
1. Eyes Of The World
2. All Night Long
3. Lost In Hollywood
4. Since You Been Gone
5. Night Games
6. S.O.S.
7. Assault Attack
8. Dancer
9. Desert Song
10. Island In The Sun
11. Hiroshima Mon Amour
12. God Blessed Video
13. Will You Be Home Tonight
14. Witchwood
15. Stand In Line
16. Here Comes The Night (Down Without A Fight)

GRAHAM BONNET BAND
Graham Bonnet - lead vocals
Conrado Pesinato - guitars
Jimmy Waldo - keyboards
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - bass
Mark Zonder - drums

Angelo Vafeiadis - keyboards on CD2 (bonus disc)

TOUR DATES
3 November Sala Chango, Madrid, Spain
4 November Sala Totem, Pamplona, Spain
5 November Sala Capitol, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
8 November Boston Music Room, London, UK
9 November Stourbridge, River Rooms, UK
10 November Warehouse 23, Wakefield, UK
11 November Pwllheli, Hard Rock Hell, UK
12 November Manchester, Club Academy, UK
13 November Edinburgh, Bannermans, UK
15 November Doncaster, Diamonds, UK
16 November Think Tank, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
18 November Derry-Londonderry, Nerve Centre, UK
19 November Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
20 November Monroes, Galway, Eire
21 November Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Eire
22 November Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff, UK

 
 
Wed
09
Mar

GRAHAM BONNET's 2016 Musical Onslaught

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

New Graham Bonnet Studio albums , Re-Recordings, Live album, Blu-Ray, Previously unreleased material, Career spanning anthology, Biography and Re-issues planned for 2016!
 
After just completing a successful UK tour with his new band the Graham Bonnet Band,  Graham Bonnet has plenty planned for 2016.

Not only is the Rainbow 1980 Monsters Of Rock performance finally being released on Cd & DVD,

Soon to be released via 'Hear No Evil Records' are re-issues of Graham's solo records 'Line-Up' (1982) 'Graham Bonnet' (1977) 'No Bad Habits' (1978) 'Here Comes The Night' (1991) 'Underground' (1996) 'The Day I Went Mad' (1999) and the "lost" 1974 album 'Back Row In The Stalls' (Which will be on CD after an iTunes only release in 2014).  All discs feature unreleased demos , B-sides, and outtakes as well as extensive liner notes by renowned rock journalist Malcolm Dome.

In addition to that and also via 'Hear No Evil Records' the Alcatrazz catalog will also be given the deluxe treatment with each studio release featuring either unreleased demos, live material or in the case of 'Live Sentence' and 'Disturbing the Peace' Live DVDs from those respective time periods.

Also due this month is a 6 Disc Alcatrazz box titled "The Ultimate Fortress" - Which will include among the 3 studio albums and live set, A DVD featuring 2 live performances and the bands 3 MTV promo clips.  Also Included is a Graham Bonnet Band 6 track live recording from Japan, June 2015, titled "Escape From Alcatrazz" featured for the first time on CD.

2016 will also see the release of the long awaited Dario Mollo / Graham Bonnet Collaboration 'Elektric Zoo' , A Graham Bonnet Career Spanning 2 CD anthology (also featuring several exclusive tracks) , A Graham Bonnet Band 11 track debut studio album (which will also feature a bonus CD of 16 re-recordings from Graham's career - Including a never before released track from 1988) 
And also on the calender for 2016 is a Graham Bonnet Band live album and Blu-ray release.

If that isn't enough, there are also plans to Re-issue the 1993 Blackthorne "Afterlife" record (The band formed by Graham, Bob Kulick, and ex-Alcatrazz keyboard player Jimmy Waldo)  with a 10 track disc featuring 10 previously unheard Blackthorne compositions.

Meanwhile Graham's soon to be released biography "The Story Behind The Shades" authored by Steve Wright is nearing completion.

The Graham Bonnet Band continue their touring activities for 2016 with shows in Europe, USA and the a second UK Run before closing out 2016!

 
 
Wed
16
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GARY SHEA (New England & Alcatrazz)

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-176-gary-shea-alcatrazz

NEW ENGLAND & ALCATRAZZ bassist GARY SHEA joins Mitch for episode 176 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Gary discusses his work with Cooper Shea, Alcatrazz, the 1979 tour with KISS, Graham Bonnet, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, getting kicked off the KISS tour, Bill Aucoin, his time in WARRIOR with Vinnie Vincent, Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

On getting kicked off the 1979 KISS tour: "Gene (Simmons) announced that we were not happening and we were off the tour. That was it."
On the 2006 reformation of Alcatrazz that only included Graham Bonnet: "We were more than annoyed. We were livid. We tried to stop him in the courts."

For more about about GARY SHEA visit:
Online: http://www.garyshea.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gary.shea.14
Facebook (Cooper Shea band): http://www.facebook.com/coopersheamusic

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

If you like what you hear and would like to make a contribution - our Paypal is MitchMinute@aol.com

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:

iHeartRadio: http://www.iheart.com/show/53-One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon/id851055518?mt=2
Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/show/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-2
TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon-p644313/
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-metal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon

 
Wed
14
Oct

GRAHAM BONNET Australian & NZ Tour Announced For April 2016

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
The most powerful voice in rock is coming to Australia and New Zealand next April. [No, I didn't wrote that folks...]
 
English vocalist Graham Bonnet is synonymous with classic hard rock and heavy metal.
Best known for fronting Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group and Alcatrazz, Graham’s voice is known and cherished by many.
 
Having last visited our shores as part of the Countdown Rock N Roll Arena extravaganza he is ready to return with
his all-star band featuring Mark Zonder from the legendary Fates Warning.
 
Graham scored several top 10 hits in Australia in the 1970's with his solo releases including the Dylan classic
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, and Warm Ride which peaked at number 1! He then joined Ritchie Blackmore’s
Rainbow, which was formed by Blackmore after he left Deep Purple. The Rainbow album Down To Earth (1979)
was a top 10 worldwide smash hit with platinum singles Since You Been Gone and All Night Long.
 
Following Rainbow, Graham released his second solo album featuring the hit single Night Games, and then joined
ex-Scorpion legend Michael Schenker in his band MSG for the album Assault Attack.
In the early to mid 80’s Graham formed his own band, Alcatrazz that featured an unknown Yngwie Malmsteen on
guitar. The band quickly became a supergroup in Japan, and Yngwie soon left only to be replaced by another up
and comer, Steve Vai, which propelled Vai onto David Lee Roth and future legendary status...
Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai…it seems Graham with his powerhouse vocals is the perfect match for these Guitar Gods!!
 
Since then Graham has kept busy in many bands, such as Impellitteri, The Party Boys, Anthem, Forcefield with
Cozy Powell, Mick Moody and Don Airey, featured as a guest on countless albums and has also recently completed
a sold out tour with a symphony orchestra throughout Eastern Europe with himself, Dan McCafferty from Nazareth
and John Lawton from Uriah Heep.
 
He has also just finished a Japanese tour to sell out crowds with his solo band supporting Michael Schenker's
Temple Of Rock, featuring Herman Rarebell and Francis Bucholz from Scorpions and Doogie White. Graham has
gotten up each night to perform songs from the MSG album he recorded Assault Attack.
Do Not Miss This Night Of Hard Rock Glory!
 
Graham will be playing all his hits from Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz and many many more.
A limited amount of VIP meet and greet tickets will be available,
these will include a private acoustic performance, something to truly remember.
 
TOUR DATES
Wed, April 6: Amplifier, Perth
Thurs, April 7: The Gov, Adelaide
Fri, April 8: The Prince, Melbourne
Sat, April 9: Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney
Sun, April 10: The Basement, Sydney
Wed, April 13: Max Watts, Brisbane
Fri, April 15: Kings Arms, Auckland NZ
Sat, April 16: Bodegas, Wellington NZ
 
Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 20 via www.hardlinemedia.net
Official Event Page: facebook.com/events/514549908712558
Watch the Official Tour Video: http://bit.ly/1VPqvaT
 
facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic
facebook.com/hardlinemedia
 
 
Tue
29
Sep

GRAHAM BONNET Signs Onto Frontiers Records

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the signing of the GRAHAM BONNET BAND for the release of a brand new studio album of original songs that will be released in early 2016!
 
Currently making preparations for a February tour in the UK (dates below), the Graham Bonnet Band is a four-piece hard rock outfit led by Graham Bonnet, the former singer of Rainbow, Alcatrazz, Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock, and Impellitteri.
 
The lineup is rounded out by guitarist extraordinaire Conrado Pesinato, bassist Beth-Ami Heavenstone and former Fates Warning and Warlord drummer Mark Zonder.
 
In the upcoming tour, the band will showcase many acclaimed songs spanning Bonnet's illustrious career, plus new compositions from the band’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled studio album.
 
Bonnet says: "It has been a while since I last released a full-length album, but this band is the perfect group of musicians to do just that. We are very excited about working with the great folks at Frontiers for our first 'Graham Bonnet Band' record, we look forward to a productive and exciting 2016!"
 
The new album will also include a bonus disc of brand new recordings of classic songs from the Graham Bonnet repertoire. More surprises to be announced soon!
 
Tue
21
Jul

GRAHAM BONNET BAND 'Escape From Alcatrazz' EP Delivered Online

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015

Graham Bonnet Band release exclusive 6 track EP  'Escape From Alcatrazz : Alive In Japan'  on official facebook page.

The Graham Bonnet Band, the new project formed by ex-Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri vocalist Graham Bonnet are releasing an exclusive downloadable 6 track EP titled 'Escape From Alcatrazz : Alive In Japan'  from their official Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic

The tracks will be available individually throughout the week starting the 20th July, only from the bands page, the cover art is available now.

The Graham Bonnet Band line-up is:

Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Conrado Pesinato - Guitars
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - Bass
Chase Manhattan - Drums

Connect with Graham Bonnet Band online at: https://www.facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic / www.grahambonnetband.com

 
 
Tue
15
Jul

JSS/ALCATRAZZ Guitarist HOWIE SIMON Debuts Solo Single

Artist: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Categories: 
News from HOWIE SIMON - Guitarist for Jeff Scott Soto, Alcatraz and more....
 
"My 1st ever solo single NEVER SEE ME CRY is now available for digital download! The track is a cover of a song I have always loved originally by the cult Buffalo, N.Y. hard rock band Talas, which featured bass legend Billy Sheehan. All vocals/ instruments/ production by yours truly. Please download, support and share - and soon I will have some original music out as well! Thank you."

PLAY THIS LOUD!!!!

The links:

CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=howiesimon

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/never-see-me-cry/id897291313?i=897291333&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Never-See-Cry-Howie-Simon/dp/B00LN8UF76/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1404937702&sr=1-1&keywords=howie+simon

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Howie_Simon_Never_See_Me_Cry?id=Ba54josavefqka4c4a7gpuxefja

 
Subscribe to Alcatrazz