Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI Seeking Guitarists, Bassist And Vocalists For One Song On New Double Solo Album
20.04.2012 | Source: Bravewords.com
Guitarist Timo Tolkki (SYMFONIA, ex-STRATOVARIUS) is seeking guitarists, bassist and vocalists for a song on his new double solo album. He has issued the following update:
"One song of the double album will contain only unknown singers and guitar players with the band. So here is how it works. This is sort of one extra exclusive item:
1) You have to pledge something. The Pledge you need to do is 65 USD (your name in the album credits + signed double CD). So go to this location and pledge for this item
2) You send me a sample of your vocals, bass or solo abilities to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) I check with the PledgeMusic guys that you have made a pledge.
Five guitar players, five bass players and five vocalists will be chosen to sing this song. A bit like the STARS project of DIO. The winners will be contacted by April 30th.
Good luck! Let's play together."
As previously reported, Greece-based Rock Overdose recently conducted an interview with the great guitarist Timo Tolkki (ex-STRATOVARIUS, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, SYMFONIA) about a number of topics including his pending retirement. Here are a few excerpts from the chat:
Rock Overdose: You announced a retirement after the fact that Symfonia would not go on as a band. What was the story behind of that?
Tolkki: "I simply said that in the present market situation, it is not possible to earn an income by being a professional musician. My career spans over 20 years in Stratovarius plus the other works. So it was a simple rational decision. We are going to see more bands from the middle league falling in the next three-five years simply because record companies are dying themselves and they take the last bits there are to take and it's gonna make the situation even worse. It was the same situation with REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE. Music business is firstly becoming boring and predictable and secondly it is dying."
Rock Overdose: So, I suppose that you will focus to your solo carrier from now on?
Tolkki: "I don't know man. The same situation applies to a possible solo career. In this moment I am not doing anything and maybe I never will record anything anymore for commercial purpose. We'll have to see what happens in the next years."
Rock Overdose: There are some rumors that some old members of Stratovarius will form a group named STRATO. Did they approach you to play with them? Are you thinking to do it?
Tolkki: "Yes its true. We have met many times in the last two years. Me, Tuomo Lassila (the founding member of Stratovarius) and Antti Ikonen went to see ROGER WATERS' The Wall in Helsinki together. We have talked about making an album called Return To Dreamspace. I wrote to Stratovarius and asked if we could use the name for this one album because there is the founding member of the band involved and who invented the name. We got a vicious letter from the lawyer that we will be sued immediately if we would use the name. It just shows the attitude and it is sad to see that a band that once had life and soul in it, is now a simple franchise. A money making machine except that the industry situation gets to them as well. Joerg Michael decided to leave the band because he did not like the music the band was heading to. Now he plays in some Greek band I think. Stratovarius will not exist anymore in five years."
Read the entire interview here.
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