Jeff Scott Soto
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7:30am – September 11, 2015.
In any other place, at any other time of the year, 7:30am feels like noon. After last night’s Dragonland experience, it felt way too early. As a perpetual early riser, this one felt like grim death. I’m getting to old for this – restricted to two maybe three occasions a year that I would even consider staying out until 4:30-5:00am. I needed coffee….buckets of it. Where was Lance King and his trusty “Awakenings” blend when I needed it! Riiiiight, the main merch area doesn’t open until noon today.
Well, I couldn’t fall back asleep now…I might wake up at 3pm and I had an 11am sponsor meeting with Glenn Harveston. I cannot miss that one. Just a day earlier when arriving in Atlanta, I learned that since the issues with Hibria forced my sponsored band off the roster, I would now be proudly co-sponsoring Jeff Scott Soto. Nothing wrong with that! Here is a legend that now gets an extended set to celebrate his 30th anniversary – so I was expecting to hear solo material, Yngwie Malmsteen material and Talisman material at least! Truly exciting stuff….when one door closes, another opens wider! More...
ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Andorra's Persefone is the latest band to be cancelled from the 2015 roster, in part due to visa issues. The USCIS has reared its ugly head causing the most issues since 2009 for the annual festival.
Harveston explains: "Unfortunately, this situation is not a simple as the Morgana Lefay cancellation, although the visa process is once again at the root of things. It is no secret now the USCIS center in Vermont is running 4-6 weeks behind their normal schedule assuming there is no RFE (request for evidence). We technically still have three weeks we can wait to receive these visas and then schedule the mandatory interviews. However, Persefone booked a European tour in June with the assumption they would have completed the interviews prior to kicking off their tour. They cannot complete any interviews while on tour. I requested they wait until after the tour and then complete the interviews as there was still possibly time. I was informed the day job of one of the band members prevents him from traveling to Madrid during that time frame, especially with no specific date to schedule currently. Thus, I am left with no choice but to cancel the band now.
"I know these types of explanations are frustrating to you, the fans. There is simply nothing that can be done. In the immortal words of the great American poet, Jimmy Buffett, 'Breathe in..Breathe Out..Move On.' Please know that there is no animosity between the band and myself. I truly understand and empathize with their situation. I wish the band nothing but the best and will continue to support them in the future."
Within hours of the announcement, Canada's Unleash the Archers was added to the bill. The latest roster list is as follows: More...
Legendary hard rock/metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, T.S.O., ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) has been confirmed for the sold-out ProgPower USA festival this year in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing Sweden's Morgan Lefay, who became the latest victim of the USICS Visa System. In a special performance, Jeff will celebrate his entire 30 year career at the festival performing songs from many of his bands along the way, including Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Pell Rudi, W.E.T., Rock Star, as well as his solo releases.
Jeff stated: "Having known about the ProgPower USA fest for years, I'm proud to be invited to present the ONLY US show this year with my 30th anniversary show! Me and the boys couldn't be more excited to rock Atlanta!"
Promoter Glenn Harveston added: "I’m honestly still in awe Jeff has graciously stepped up to the plate to help us out at the last minute. I can say I have never had such an amazing and quick conversation with an artist when it comes to booking a band. That is not only a sign of a true professional, but someone wanting to perform for our festival audience. Nothing fires up this crowd more than knowing a legendary name like Jeff Scott Soto actually wants to be in Atlanta. I'd also like to thank Sun Hill Management for the great response time."
Jeff Scott Soto recently took part in the sold out T.S.O./Savatage two stage spectacle at Wacken this past weekend. His latest solo release "Inside the Vertigo," under the monikor Soto, was released by earMusic back in January. More...
Video has surfaced of Jeff Scott Soto preforming “Here I Go Again” from Whitesnake/David Coverdale live with Joel Hoekstra, Howie Simon, David Z Rock, Steve Ferlazzo & Matt Starr at Lucky Strike. The fan filmed video can be viewed below.
Jeff Scott Soto (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Journey) will be joining guitarist Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) on his west coast tour this week that also features Lynam as support.
Gus G. is touring in support of new solo album "I Am The Fire" (reviewed here). Jeff Scott Soto will be lending his vocals to the set, while Marty O'Brien and Jo Nunez will be the backing band on the run. See below for all upcoming shows.
To coincide with this worldwide tour, a special expanded edition of "I Am The Fire" will be released in Europe on November 3rd (digitally on November 4th in North America). This limited CD + DVD digipak will feature 4 bonus tracks and a 62-minute bonus DVD (including the album's 4 official video clips so far, plus 3 live tracks, 6 guitar tutorials, as well as an EPK and track-by-track commentary). More...
As was the case in 2013, the 2014 installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium will have a live feed over this weekend (June 27th-June 29th). The feed can be accessed over at this location.
Not all bands are participating in the live feed, and the feed is subject to change at any time, with full live shows and partial live feeds throughout. Bands that will not be broadcast are: Ghost, Annihilator, Limp Bizkit and Black Sabbath. Make sure you check the schedule regularly at the bottom of the feed page for the status of the live stream (green check is full live stream, question mark is "unknown," green/red circle with slash is partial streaming and the red "x" is no stream).
As of press time, the bands scheduled for live streaming are as follows:
Friday, June 27th:
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Saturday, June 28th:
Sunday, June 29th:
Schirenc Plays Pungent
Former Yngwie Malmsteen/Axel Rudi Pell and current Talisman vocalist Jeff Scott Soto posted a new music video for the song "Neverending War." The song appears on his latest solo album "Damage Control," which is available now through Frontiers Records.
A previous video for the title track can be viewed over here. Check out "Neverending War" here:
Former Yngwie Malmsteen/Axel Rudi Pell and current Talisman/Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live) vocalist Jeff Scott Soto posted a new music video for "Damage Control." The song is the title track for his latest solo LP which was issued in March through Frontiers Records.
Check out the video here:
Former Yngwie Malmsteen/Axel Rudi Pell and current Trans-Siberian Orchestra live vocalist Jeff Scott Soto posted a new video trailer for the new solo LP "Damage Control." The album will be released on March 23, 2012 (EU) and on March 27, 2012 (North America).
Soto had the following comments on the album: “I feel Damage Control is more of a return to what my fans would expect to hear from me. It’s a perfect blend of my first two solo albums with Frontiers Records; Prism and Lost in the Translation, but also mixes in some of my favorite moments of my past bands such as Talisman and Soul SirkUS. It is heavy, AOR, hard rock with loads of great riffs and melodies.”
“Damage Control” was recorded in the fall of 2011 and was co-written with former and current band mates together with many guests including Jamie Borger and Nalley Påhlsson (Treat), Casey Grillo (Kamelot), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger) and Y&T founding member/guitarist/vocalist Dave Meniketti.
Jeff commented on how the appearance of Meniketti came about: “Y&T drummer Mike Vanderhule played drums on a track and suggested I bring Dave on but, as he is a long time friend and one on the ‘wish list’ of people I would have loved to have, I didn’t want to get an excuse that he was too busy or not interested, to my surprise I got neither... he was willing to do it and I was not only grateful but beyond pleased to work with another musical hero!”
Check out the trailer here:
Former Yngwie Malmsteen/Axel Rudi Pell and current Trans-Siberian Orchestra live vocalist Jeff Scott Soto will release his new solo record "Damage Control" in early 2012 through Frontiers Records. The album features appearances and co-writing by his current and former live line ups as well as high profile guests such as Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Jamie Borger(Talisman/Treat), Casey Grillo (Kamelot) and Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger).
"Damage Control" will be released as an 11 song CD release, as well as a 14 song DigiPack version along with a bonus DVD including videos and a EPK.