ACCOMPLICE’s new release features none other than Hardline II frontman Johnny Gioeli on vocals. Guitarist Sean Clegg has headed this popular group since its inception in the early 90’s and wrote all of the lyrics and music on this ten-song AOR oriented release entitled “She’s On Fire”, released August 2006.
Axel Rudi Pell/Hardline frontman, Johnny Gioeli, delivers his best work yet on this new Accomplice release. Johnny Gioeli is best known for his legendary work with Hardline and the memorable “Double Eclipse” release in 1992 with Journey members Neal Schon and Dean Castronovo; the popular follow up “Hardline II” in 2002 with Neal back as special guest; singing with Japan’s well known rock guitarist Jun Senoue on his releases including Sega since 1998 and Crush 40 in 2003; and the multiple platinum Axel Rudi Pell records he has performed on since 1998. Johnny brings to the table a glorious melodic rock voice that is special to all his fans around the world who have grown to love his amazing talent.
For more information on this New Release, She’s On Fire, see the Accomplice website!
Accomplice opened for Van Halen and Rush at Blockbuster Pavilion in 1998 and in 1999 they released two discs on Adrenaline Records (Italy) one of which was their debut self-titled release and the other “Voices” a Tribute to Dream Theater covering the hit “Pull Me Under.”
In 2001 they hit the road and opened for such acts as Leatherwolf, Skid Row and King’s X. In August 2001, Sean Clegg finished writing all of the material which would later be the CD, She’s On Fire, and the band entered the studio to work on their second release.
At that time the band decided to change directions and make the decision of letting longtime vocalist Stephen Green go. Then the search began for a replacement, which included Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie J. Malmsteen) and Charles West (Jason Bonham). At this time, Michael T. Ross, keyboardist for Accomplice, returned from England after a successful show playing with Hardline II. Michael played Johnny Gioeli a rough mix of the new Accomplice tracks, and Johnny agreed to sing on the album.
The drums for this Accomplice release were produced by Simon Phillips and recorded at his place ‘Coy Studios.’ The guitars, bass & keyboards were produced by Derek Sherinian, assisted by Albert Law and engineered by Tom Fletcher at Derek’s studio ‘The Leopard Room’ in Hollywood Hills, California, USA.
Now the highly anticipated “She’s On Fire” has been released as of August 2006 and is available through the AccompliceMusic.com website and other locations worldwide.
Simon Phillips is currently the drummer for ToTo and has recorded drums on some of music’s most classic rock albums such as Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Peter Gabriel, The Who, Richard Marx, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Mick Jagger, The Pretenders, Robert Palmer, Joe Satriani, Michael Schenker, Mr. Big, Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Asia, David Benoit, and Stanley Clarke.
Derek Sherinian is currently the keyboardist for Billy Idol and has previously recorded albums with Kiss, Platypus, Alice Cooper, Brad Gillis, Dream Theater, Pat Torpey, Planet X, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Slash, and has three solo records with such guitarists as Al Dimeola, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather, Billy Sheehan with Simon Phillips on drums.
Tom Fletcher has mixed records for Dokken, Scorpions, Ozzy, ToTo, XYZ, Planet X, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Yes, Shotgun Symphony, Infectious Grooves Albert Law engineered records for Derek Sherinian, Planet X, Tony MacAlpine, Tony Franklin, Billy Sheehan, Zakk Wylde, Virgil Donati Guitarist/Producer
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