Vixen keyboardist Tyson Leslie with all-star line-up releases lyric video for new single “Burning Time”
Vixen keyboardist, Tyson Leslie, has lined up an all-star cast consisting of lead vocalist Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche), guitarist Jimi Bell (Autograph, House of Lords), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo, David Lee Roth, Talas) and drummer Roxy Petrucci (Vixen, Madam X) for the release of his debut hard rock / heavy metal solo single “Burning Time.”
Leslie‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“Written by Tyson Leslie and Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche), the song Burning Time is a result of five musicians who were willing and able to use the pandemic shut down to their creative advantage.
The song was originally written by Leslie for a different band. But when that band passed on it, Leslie and Roxy Petrucci (Vixen, Madam X) decided to work through it and see what could be made of it. Leslie then reached out to Jimi Bell (Autograph), La Torre, and eventually Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs) to round out the lineup.
La Torre worked on lyrics and melodies. Simultaneously, the remaining musicians crafted and recorded their parts remotely as well in Connecticut, Tennessee, and Michigan.
Mixed by award-winning engineer Anthony Focx (Beautiful Creatures), with cover art by Jason K. Herman (Nelson) and Brent Engstrom (A Topps designer for Garbage Pail Kids), “Burning Time” is the first single Leslie has released since 2014.
It’s also the first metal/hard rock single Leslie has released since venturing into the “solo artist” world.”
Tyson Leslie‘s “Burning Time” lyric video: