Billy and Bob have been busy with some new things:
The first involves creating new backing tracks to back up some classic Todd Rungren vocals for a new project. Several tracks have been completed with guest apprearances by Edgar Winter, Vivian Campbell (of Def Leppard) and Richie Kotzen of Mr. Big. In addition to his work behind the mixing console, Billy is contributing performances on drums, bass and keyboards.
Tracks for the completed project will include 'Hello It's Me', 'Drive', 'Bang the Drum All Day', 'Tiny Demons', 'Time Heals', 'A Dream Goes On For Ever' and 'Mated', plus a few more.
Secondly, they are producing an L.A. band called '30 Round Clip', which Billy describes as "Tool meets System Of A Down."
Work on the Floyd tribute project as well as Conspiracy II is continuing.
Billy wishes to extend his wishes for a safe and joyful holiday season to everyone.
Billy enjoying his pool last April
The Jack Russell project has grown from an EP to a full blown album. The group has completed 5 songs are are currently working on 6 more. No details on release date are available yet.
Billy and Chris Squire will be meeting next week to continue work on Conspiracy II, which is now about 70% done.
The Floyd tribute continues to progress. Chicago bassist Jason Scheff (son of Elvis Presley's bass player, Jerry Scheff) has added tracks at Billy's Los Angeles recording studio.
Billy has several projects that he wanted to let you know about:
'No Comment' has been mixed and mastered and Billy says that he hopes to have it released soon- please check back for more details.
- Billy is co-producing (along with Bob Kulick) and enginerring a solo album for Jack Russell (lead singer for Great White). Five songs have been written by Jack, Billy and Bob and they are in the process of recording at the moment. Performing on the album are: Jack Russell (vocals), Bob Kulick (guitar), Tony Levin (bass) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums). Michael Sherwood is assisting Billy with keyboard duties and backing vocals. No date has been set for the as-yet untitled album, which Billy has described as "contemporary pop."
- Billy and Bob are also co-producing (with Billy engineering) a new Pink Floyd tribute album. Among the artists performing are Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Franklin, Gregg Bissonette, Mike Porcaro and Tony Kaye. More more details were available yet, but Billy says to check back here in a week or so.
- Finally, Billy and Bob will be co-producing a rendition of Kiss' "Shout It Out Loud" for an upcoming film. Performing on that track are Jason Bonham (drums) , Lemmy Kilmister (bass) and Zach Wilde (guitar).
Looking for more information? Check out the archives for 2000, 1999, 1998 and 1997.