SIMON WRIGHT, TONY HARNELL Interviewed On 'Metal Rules! Radio'; Audio Available

October 5, 2009

Legendary drummer Simon Wright (DIO, RHINO BUCKET, TIM "RIPPER OWENS, UFO) and former TNT and current STARBREAKER singer Tony Harnell were interviewed for episode 22 of Metal Rules! Radio. The entire podcast can now be streamed using the audio player below.

Wright recently took part in the recording sessions for the new RHINO BUCKET album, "The Hardest Town", which was released on May 5 via MVD Visual and Acetate Records. The CD was produced by Stefan Sigerson, who previously worked with RHINO BUCKET on the band's last album, 2006's "And Then It Got Ugly".

Wright joined powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) for his recent European tour in support of Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game". The rest of the band included Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) on guitar, John Comprix (BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM) on guitar, and David Ellefson (MEGADETH, F5) on bass.

Harnell has been busy working on a new acoustic album. The working title of the record is "En Memoria Carinosa", which, in Tony's own words, stands for "in loving memory of the songs from my past." The LP will include reworked versions of Tony's hits with TNT and WESTWORLD, other classic songs and new stuff as well.

STARBREAKER — the band featuring Harnell, Magnus Karlsson (ALLEN LANDE, PRIMAL FEAR) and John Macaluso (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TNT, ARK) — released its sophomore album, entitled "Love's Dying Wish", in North America in November 2008 through Blistering/Ryko. Issued in Europe on August 1 via Frontiers Records, the follow-up to the group's 2005 self-titled debut was written and produced by Harnell and Karlsson and was mixed by respected producer Tommy Hansen (TNT, JORN).

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