Simon Wright

Mon
22
Jan

DREAM CHILD Revealed As New Group Project

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Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the formation of a brand new band featuring legends of the hard rock/heavy metal scene, Dream Child! Check out the amazing group’s lineup:
 
Craig Goldy: Guitars (ex-Dio, Giuffria)
Wayne Findlay: Guitars and Keyboards (ex- MSG)
Simon Wright: Drums (ex-AC/DC, Dio, Operation: Mindcrime)
Rudy Sarzo: Bass (ex-Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Dio)
Diego Valdez: Vocals (Helker)
 
Craig Goldy says, "[t]he band Dream Child was conceived during a brainstorming session with Serafino (President of Frontiers) and I one day while discussing other matters. I had been listening to my favorite bands a lot recently, Deep Purple and Rainbow's “Rising" album, among others in that style and had noticed that many people who also love those bands often have the very same comments as one another: "They don't make music like that anymore!" Even though I said that in passing, Serafino asked me a question that would forever shape my future. He simply asked, "Well, can you?" and I said.....”YES!!!" 
 
During the very first public memorial for our most beloved Ronnie James Dio, I had mentioned that whenever I do start writing original material again that I would utilize everything that I had learned from working side by side with the Master for so many years in such a way that I would hope to make him proud....and here it is! The name is inspired by one of his lyrics on the "Dream Evil" album and the nickname he gave me at the time, Dream Child! 
 
We are so very fortunate to have bassist Rudy Sarzo as a featured guest, Simon Wright on drums, Wayne Findlay on guitars and keyboards, and a surprise vocal discovery from Argentina, Diego Valdez, whose voice will send shivers up your spine!!
 
This album will bring back memories of the days most people have thought were long gone and never to return, yet it is also new and fresh enough to be unique with some unexpected twists and turns!! No more "same old, same old" here, no fillers. Every song is an oasis in the desert and a rare gem in the coal mines of life in this new world that thinks the past greatness of rock would remain in the past. We've brought it back to life once again!!
 
I am very proud of this album and all who have made this become a reality. There are some big names who've lent a hand in the writing and I am amazed at the new and aggressive sound that producer Alessandro Del Vecchio has brought to these songs!!! I hope you all agree...."
 
More details about the album release to be revealed later...stay tuned! For More Info Visit: https://www.facebook.com/DreamChildRock/
 
 
Thu
29
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - SIMON WRIGHT

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2015
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Drummer SIMON WRIGHT (AC/DC, DIO, OPERATION:MINDCRIME) guests on Ep. 263 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-263-simon-wright-ac-dc-

In the show's only interview, drummer Simon Wright discusses his work with Operation: Mindcrime, Dio Disciples (new album & upcoming hologram tour), Led Zeppelin/ John Bonham, AC/DC (Cliff Williams retirement & Axl Rose), UFO & Michael Schenker, the Ronnie James Dio Nov 4th 2016 - Bowl-A-Thon, the AC/DC Fly On The Wall album, Ronnie James Dio's Holy Diver live and a lot more.

Quotes from the interview:

The Ronnie James Dio hologram (time 7.18): "It was pretty nerve wracking. I wanted to get right and we wanted it to be good, so I really didn't have time for any emotion."

Led Zeppelin talk starts at (time) 10.30

AC/DC chat starts at (time) 12.00

Cliff Williams - should AC/DC continue (time 12.17): "Lots has happened in a short period of time, first of all with Malcolm - that really threw me. I don't know - Chris is there, Stevie is there and Angus obviously... People LOVE seeing the band and love that music so I don't think it would be completely out of order or strange to carry on with a new bass player."

Axl Rose in AC/DC (time 13.50): "At first when I heard about it, I thought, 'Is he going to be late? Is he going to show up?' I know Angus and the rest of the guys wouldn't put up with that, so I thought, 'Hmmm, this is going to be interesting.' But I did see it and I thought he did a great job."

For more about SIMON WRIGHT & DIO DISCIPLES visit:

Online: http://www.biggtimeinc.com/diodisciples.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DioDisciples & https://www.facebook.com/simon.wright.7
TWITTER: @OfficialRJDio
YouTube: N/A
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4CYeVo5iZbtYGBN4Isc3n6

 

 
Thu
31
Jul

GEOFF TATE To Call His Band OPERATION MINDCRIME

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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QUEENSRYCHE WITH ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER GEOFF TATE TO CHANGE ITS NAME TO 'OPERATION: MINDCRIME' AFTER CURRENT FAREWELL TOUR ENDS

'OPERATION: MINDCRIME' FEATURING GEOFF TATE, RUDY SARZO, SIMON WRIGHT, RANDY GANE AND KELLY GRAY TO ENTER STUDIO SHORTLY AFTER TOUR TO BEGIN RECORDING TRILOGY PROJECT
 

On the very day his 'Farewell Tour' as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate ' one of rock's quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band ' has announced that his currentt version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as OPERATION: MINDCRIME after the tour ends.

Named after Queensryche's epic concept album from 1988, OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- a band consisting of Geoff Tate, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), Randy Gane (Myth) and Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 '' 2001, 2012 ' present) -- will be entering the studio in September to begin recording a trilogy project that Geoff's been working on for the past two years. 

Tate, who has always enjoyed telling stories through music, considers the creation of the forthcoming trilogy one of his biggest and most ambitious works to date. 

'I tried to reduce the story and eventually got it down to 37 ideas that needed representing to complete the story,' comments Geoff. 'I knew that one record wouldn't cover it and that it would have to be a trilogy. It's an exciting project and one we'd like to release the first part of sometime next spring.'

With the evolution of his band, Geoff would like to concentrate on concept and story albums in the years to come. Fans like to call it, 'Thinking Man's Metal' and Geoff plans to continue expanding the musical dimensions of your mind.

'It doesn't seem that long ago when I first brought the Mindcrime story to the band' they were, initially, against it. Chris DeGarmo was the first one to get on board and, once he did, we were able to move forward with what became one of our greatest achievements as a band.'

With the release Operation: Mindcrime ' which won critical and popular accllaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall ' Queensryche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over.

With Geoff at the helm, Queensryche sold over 20 million albums worldwide and performed in over 46 countries.

That was then, this is now and Geoff Tate is looking forward to what lies ahead with his trilogy project.

'It is so refreshing to be able to concentrate on the many stories and ideas that I have been working on with no boundaries or restrictions,' states Tate, further adding, 'With the newly-named band, I think fans will continue to enjoy the music we create and perform together and hope they share this new musical journey with us.'

Beginning July 30, Geoff Tate and his band mates will be spanning the states for a 22-date trek of what will be Geoff's remaining performances as Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate ' The Farewell Tour. 

While the name has changed, the distinctive rock vocals of Geoff Tate remain the same.

It's time to enjoy what is now known as the band, OPERATION: MINDCRIME.


 

QUEENSRYCHE STARRING GEOFF TATE / 2014 FAREWELL TOUR

Wednesday, July 30 - Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, California
Thursday, July 31 - The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California
Friday, August 1 - Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California
Saturday, August 2 - House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, August 3 - The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
Thursday, August 7 - Strummer's in Fresno, California
Friday, August 8 - Theatre Deville in Vacaville, California
Saturday, August 9 - Downtown Amphitheater in Morgan Hill, California
Tuesday, August 12 - Music Marathon Works in Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, August 13 - Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina
Thursday, August 14 - The Chop Shop in Charlotte, North Carolina
Friday, August 15 - Ziggy's by the Sea in Wilmington, North Carolina
Saturday, August 16 - Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sunday, August 17 - Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia
Tuesday, August 19 - Trees in Dallas, Texas
Wednesday, August 20 - Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas
Friday, August 22 - Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
Saturday, August 23 - Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona
Sunday, August 24 - Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tuesday, August 26 - The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah
Thursday, August 28 - The Cotillion in Wichita, Kansas
Saturday, August 30 - Tailgaters in Bolingbrook, Illinois

 
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