If you are a true metal head, you have noticed the patch on many warrior jackets (cut-off jean jacket). Graham Bonnet’s creation after leaving Rainbow has become a brand that has only gotten more reverence with age. Alcatrazz returns with their first new music in 30 years. Newly inducted Heavy Metal Hall of Famer, Graham Bonnet talks about the new record and the changes in the industry he has seen in his over 45 years in the business.
We asked Graham about the lost mystique of rock stars in todays industry and if he thought
if would ever return.
"I think so, eventually. I keep on saying the same thing, I think it’s kind of old hat. I’m waiting for another Beatles or Queen to come along, and that hasn’t happened yet. I hear new stuff and its just Led Zeppelin sideways. Great production mind you. Some of these new bands, the fucking production is amazing. So far I have heard nothing out there that I say...I need to hear that again. I don’t listen the radio much or buy much music these days, but when I do hear some of the production I can understand why people like it so much. It’s much heavier than Alcatrazz or Rainbow. It makes our songs sound like folk songs. LOL. Good luck to them all, but I want another Beatles, another Queen, like it used to be. The music business is dead actually. It’s disappointing to say but the whole world is kinda disappointing right now. I want that music to come back. I jam with a bunch of young guitarists and they are playing the same thing Yngwie,
or Richie (Blackmore) or Jimmy (Page) did, there is nothing new. "
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