Jeff Scott Soto Discussion with Sonny Pooni – Ep334

Jeff Scott Soto Discussion with Sonny Pooni – Ep334

Growin’ Up Rock & Podcast Rock City host Sonny Pooni joins us this week for a Jeff Scott Soto discussion. Known for his previous work with Yngwie Malmsteen and current work with W.E.T. and Sons of Apollo, Soto has built an incredible career. Jeff Scott Soto rose to prominence in the early 1980’s as the singer for Yngwie Malmsteen. Consequently, Soto has become a rock n roll renaissance man, performing on numerous tribute albums as…

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SONS OF APOLLO – Psychotic Symphony (Album Review)

SONS OF APOLLO – Psychotic Symphony (Album Review)

I’m a numbers guy, so here is an equation for you.  What do you get when you add… 2 parts of The Winery Dogs + 2 parts of Dream Theater + 3 parts of PSMS + 2 parts Yngwie Malmsteen + 1 Bumblefoot?  You get the incredible new group Sons of Apollo.  Initially emerging from the group PSMS (Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Shernian), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Billy Sheenan (bass), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitars), Derek Sherinian…

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Album Review – SOTO “Inside The Vertigo”

Album Review – SOTO “Inside The Vertigo”

For my first review for Decibel Geek, I was given the choice from a quite few albums. Some were more intriguing than others. Many were new bands trying a little too hard to sound like old bands – boring – and some were actual old bands/artists whose sound hasn’t changed much in the past thirty or so years, which is fine I guess. But I just had to go with the veteran artist who is…

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Gus G. Is The Fire – Record Review

Gus G. Is The Fire – Record Review

I first heard of Gus when the rumors swirled he would replace longtime Ozzy guitar player Zac Wylde.  Soon confirmed, my first exposure to Gus’ playing was on the Ozzy record Scream.  Equal parts of Ozzy alumnus Jake E. Lee and Zach Wylde.  So when I was given the chance to write a review of Gus’ first solo offering I was happy to have ears and the opportunity. I Am The Fire follows the path of guitar hero records of lore that feature multiple…

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