WILLIE BASSE Announces Touring Lineup Featuring Members Of BLACK SABBATH, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
June 27, 2008, 10 years ago
'80's metal pioneer, WILLIE BASSE has announced the touring lineup for his group in support of his new album The Money Grind.
Basse will be joined by Geoff Nicholls on keyboards (BLACK SABBATH, QUARTZ), drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath, RAINBOW, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) and guitarist Mitch Perry (MSG, AEROSMITH) for a European and US tour. Actual cities and dates to be announced.
Basse, best known for his role as bassist/frontman for the legendary LA based metalheads, BLACK SHEEP (the metal version, not the rap version who bought the name from him in the 90's. Black Sheep and Willie Basse were mainstays on the Los Angeles sunset strip during the ‘80s metal explosion. The band best known for their technical prowess and precision, has boasted members that include Slash, Paul Gilbert, James Kottak, Randy Castillo and Mitch Perry.
Staying true to his his metal and rock roots, Basse flexes his abilities as a song writer on “The Money Grind” with 12 ear-crunching, classic metal songs that will bring him back to the forefront of the genre. His unapologetic approach to metal makes the “The Money Grind” a powerful musical statement that few can ignore.
Basse has remained busy for the past few years with his state of the art recording studio facilities in Los Angeles, CA engineering projects for DJ Ashba (SIXX:AM/BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), Glen Sobel (GARY HOEY/IMPELLITERI/Beautiful Creatures) Carmine and Vinnie Appice (OZZY/BLACK SABBATH/DIO) Phil Soussan (Ozzy), Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER), Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN/Dio), Randy Castillo (Ozzy/LITA FORD), James Kottak (SCORPIONS), Terry Ilous (XYZ), Mike Finnigan (JIMI HENDRIX/CSN).