Bad Penny featuring Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre to release debut single on August 24th
A new band project has been assembled featuring members of Queensrÿche and Blue Oyster Cult as well as former members from Journey and Queen.
Bad Penny‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“In the shadow of the coronavirus and a lull in touring, a supergroup of top musicians assembled to record new music that reflects the angst, isolation, and explosive energy of these strange times. The project is called “Bad Penny,” and it features former Journey lead singer Steve Augeri, current Queensrÿche frontman Todd LaTorre, Queen’s former bassist (and Blue Oyster Cult member) Danny Miranda, Blue Oyster Cult drummer Jules Radino, and guitarist/project mastermind Mike Holtzman.
The first track, the heavy rocker “Voices in My Head,” sung by LaTorre, captures the mood of the country. “The country is kind of going nuts,” Holtzman laughs. “We are social people, trapped indoors. We face uncertainty about the future. This song reflects that anxiety and the bottled energy we are all feeling.”
Blue Oyster Cult’s legendary rhythm section of Miranda and Radino bring the groove, and of course, more cowbell.
New York metro rock radio station 102.3 WBAB is hosting a Facebook Live listening event for the debut of “Voices in My Head,” on August 24th at 8pm EST. Check it out along with an interview with the band on Bad Penny’s Facebook page.
The band’s follow up, a ballad called “Lose Myself,” sung by ex-Journey frontman Steve Augeri, drops September 1st along with a video shot by Foad Farid (Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night”).”