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Jon Oliva On New Jon Oliva's Pain: "Its Going To Be Like Sabbath And Rush On Acid"

Jon Oliva sat down to speak with me today to discuss his new solo record "Raise the Curtain." The audio portion of the interview can be heard below (transcribed version pending). In the interview, Oliva touched on a myriad of topics, including the upcoming Jon Oliva's Pain record, which will be "the heaviest record" he has ever done, which Oliva describes as "dark, twisted, but very musical." Tran-Siberian Orchestra is recording three albums simultaneously, including Romanov, based on a novel by producer/writer Paul O'Neill, which was at first intended to be a Savatage album after "Edge of Thorns," and then intended to be the first T.S.O. album. Of course, Savatage was touched on along with his appearance at the songwriting clinic at ProgPower USA in 2012.

With the transcription version pending, I present the audio portion here:

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1. Tony Cona writes:

I had Jon on WMNF's The Dream Clinic in 2012 for his very own radio special just before JOP went on their summer tour in Europe and it was really great.It was just before the show they did at the Ritz in Ybor City,which was the only U.S. date. Jon is probably the best musical talent in the Tampa Bay area. I told him when he was a WMNF for the special that I believed he and Paul O'Neill were as good as Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice combo. I believe they could actually be as big on the broadway circuit if they wanted.I love the heavy stuff too. Can't wait for the next JOP cd.

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