Wallner Vain Debut Album To Feature Black Sabbath, Dio, Quiet Riot And Whitesnake Members
December 2, 2010
Los Angeles based hard rock artists Will Wallner (guitarist) and Vivien Vain (vocalist) have announced details of their debut album featuring an all-star line up of guest musicians. The duo have written and recorded several songs and are in the process of recording the final tracks for their debut release.
The project began when Wallner/Vain had a chance meeting with Carmine Appice (Blue Murder/King Kobra) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip. Half of the songs feature Carmine and half feature Vinny. Bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder/The Firm) plays alongside Carmine which reunites the duo who played together in the critically acclaimed Blue Murder. Vinny performs with bassist Jimmy Bain (Rainbow/Dio) who had previously played together in the classic line-up of Dio. Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot) also plays on several tracks with Vinny.
Guest musician Tony Carey (Rainbow/EBC) also plays on two tracks and reunites Carey with Jimmy Bain who last played together on Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow – Rising. Mixing the album is industry pro Gary Tole who in addition to working with Bon Jovi and Metallica has worked with David Lee Roth and Joe Lynn Turner.
Finally a song from Will Wallner’s previous project with keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Black Country Communion) will be included on the album. The song was produced by Derek and features Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Pride & Glory) on drums with Tony Franklin.
The album will be released sometime in 2011. For more information go to www.wallnervain.com