JEFF SCOTT SOTO – The Duets Collection, Vol. 1 (2021)

Acclaimed vocalist JEFF SCOTT SOTO is ready to release of his next solo project, “The Duets Collection, Vol. 1“, on October 8. For this album, Soto wanted to do a career retrospective and re-record some of his favorite songs from his storied career, but with the twist that he invited friends to join him on duets of said songs.
But rather than simple re-records, he wanted to make the album something special, unique. So, not only did he re-record these songs with his musical friends Jorge Salan & Howie Simon & Leo Mancini (guitars), Tony Dickinson (bass) and Edu Cominato (drums), but he called in some of his fellow rock friends/vocalists to create a unique duets album.
With the likes of Erik Mårtensson (ECLIPSE, W.E.T.), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), Johnny Gioeli (HARDLINE), Deen Castronovo (REVOLUTION SAINTS, JOURNEY), Nathan James (INGLORIOUS), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ALLEN/LANDE), Renan Zonta (ELECTRIC MOB), Dino Jelusick (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), BJ (SPEKTRA, SOTO), and Aliro Netto (SHAMAN, QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA), this is an amazing international affair…

HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND – st (feat Jeff Scott Soto, members of Warrant, Roxy Blue, Keel, Southgang)

As requested, here’s the album released under the name HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND by Jerry Dixon (Warrant’s bass player) including the several tracks they recorded with different musicians, and some other side-projects that never materialized.
This is ’80s US glam metal / melodic hard rock with catchy choruses featuring the likes of Jeff Scott Soto, ex Roxy Blue vocalist Todd Poole on songs when he was briefly part of Warrant, Jesse Harte (ex Southgang vocalist), unreleased demos with Jani Lane, Night Ranger drummer Kelly Keagy, Tommy Thayer (Kiss, ex Black ‘N Blue, ex Doro) on guitar, and more.
Sound quality is fine overall, and it’s a pleasure to hear, as example, Soto on the rocker ‘Arms of Love”, Jesse Harte’s voice on ‘Girl’, Todd Poole on ‘Does it Matter’…

AXEL RUDI PELL – Diamonds Unlocked I [+12 0dayrox extras]

After the recent, second AXEL RUDI PELL covers album, as requested by many, here’s the first “Diamonds Unlocked I “released in 2007 including versions from Kiss, Michael Bolton, Montrose, etc. with the great Johnny Gioeli at the mic.
And as 0dayrox extra we added all (12 songs) covers done by AXEL RUDI PELL Band all over their career, including Rob Rock and Jeff Scott Soto on lead vocals.
If there is a rock musician from Germany who is extremely respected about his ability to never disappoints us, that’s certainly Mr. Axel Rudi Pell. And this cover album “Diamonds Unlocked” isn’t an exception but it’s also really nice to listen to the Metal versions of those really eclectics songs… Axel Rudi Pell rocks no doubt…

JEFF SCOTT SOTO – 24th Of June: Alive ‘N Kissing [Rare promo only CD]

In the mid-1990s, when JEFF SCOTT SOTO released his debut solo album ‘Love Parade’, the record company decided to organize a press conference and invite many reporters from various countries. That was the way that many people could gather in one room and ask many different questions and find out everything they wanted to know.
And just before it happened Soto and his musicians, including Gary Schutt, Michael Voss, and Takara’s Neal Grusky, decided that it could be interesting to play an acoustic set after all the questions were answered. So the set was recorded, and released under the title “Alive ‘N Kissing“, but in very small quantities – a collectors item now.
It’s very cool hearing Jeff Scott Soto performing songs of Journey, Takara, or Prince, and enjoy his unique voice.

Jeff Scott SOTO – Revision (2020)

Jeff Scott SOTO is releasing a new album titled “Revision“, where Jeff revisits 10 songs from his catalog, re-imagined, re-recorded, re-done and re-visioned 2020.
All songs have been produced, arranged and performed by Jeff, mostly unplugged including acoustic guitar, bass, piano and percussion – all done by himself. There’s some tracks where there’s just Jeff and his piano, and are amazing.
Only external personnel was used for the Mix, including long time collaborators David Clarkson, John Ellis, and Alessandro Del Vecchio.
There’s a legal conflict with the release of this album as Jeff Scott Soto / JSS, so Jeff decided to use his band SOTO as moniker & logo on the artwork – but this is a true JEFF SCOTT SOTO ‘solo’ album.
Awesome performances by this incredible vocalist.

JEFF SCOTT SOTO – Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) [Japan Edition +1] (2020)

Unique shouter JEFF SCOTT SOTO will release his new solo album, “Wide Awake (In My Dreamland)“, on November 6 via Frontiers Music, and we have here the advanced Japanese Edition including a bonus track. The release is the best of all the combined worlds of Soto’s previous solo albums and will delight his loyal melodic rock following.
JEFF SCOTT SOTO albums are one of the few you can buy with your eyes closed… and Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) isn’t an exception.

TAKARA (Jeff Scott Soto) – Eternity : The Best 93-98

As requested, here’s “Eternity : The Best 93-98” the must have compilation selecting the best of TAKARA, the partnership between guitarist Neal M. Grusky and the mighty Jeff Scott Soto.
Takara was founded by Grusky in 1987, and soon after Soto joined the project. While the vocalist was very busy with many other bands, they composed and recorded songs for over five years, which ended into Takara’s debut album in 1993.
Takara were one of the few bands carrying the classic 80s melodic hard rock flag during the Nineties, and some of the material here is truly stupendous, including a couple of unreleased tracks.
Talented musicians are part of these recordings such as Bob Daisley, Gary Schutt, Eric Ragno, etc, but the star here is the one and only JSS.
HIGHLY Recommended

BUMBLEFOOT (Sons Of Apollo) – Barefoot 2 & 3 The Acoustic EP’s (2020) + VOICES OF APOLLO debut *EXCLUSIVE*

As requested, here’s the just released two Ep’s by BUMBLEFOOT, “Barefoot 2 & 3“. Very busy with Sons Of Apollo and other projects, now with the Covid-19 lockdown the guitarist found time to record these songs.
Some time ago Bumblefoot released the first “Barefoot” acoustic ep, a collection of own songs played as stripped-down acoustic versions.
Now for “Barefoot 2 & 3”, Bumblefoot is doing acoustic versions of songs he always loved and wanted to cover, including ‘Wasted Years’ (Iron Maiden), ‘Every Little Thing’ (The Police), ‘Only Time Will Tell (Asia)’. Recorded in April 2020, raw and natural sounding, these are great versions.
But wait, we have more; while in quarantine, Bumblefoot and his Sons Of Apollo bandmates Mike Portnoy and Jeff Scott Soto have recorded a new song few days ago under the moniker VOICES OF APOLLO, a Beatles cover they often sing together on tour.
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GARY SCHUTT – Sentimetal (all vocals by Jeff Scott Soto) [Green Box Edition remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Apart from a new album, GARY SCHUTT has reissued / remastered his first solo album 1994’s ‘Sentimetal’ with the mighty Jeff Scott Soto performing all the lead vocals. Re-titled “Sentimetal [Green Box Edition]“, the album features two previously unreleased bonus tracks.
Recorded while Schutt was the guitarist / bassist / co-writer in the Jeff Scott Soto Band, Soto not only co-produced, but also gently agreed to put all the lead vocals on the album.
So this is simple: if you love classic JSS melodic hard rock stuff, “Sentimetal [Green Box Edition]” is a must have in your collection.
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SONS OF APOLLO – Live with The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony (2019) Special Edition

SONS OF APOLLO are one of the biggest success stories of the past two years. The combination of vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, bassist Billy Sheehan, keyboard player Derek Sherinian and drummer Mike Portnoy proved to be irresistible on their debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’, released in 2017. Now, they are putting out a special live release, captured...

PANTHER (Jeff Scott Soto first band) – Panther [Digitally Remastered +4] (2018) *EXCLUSIVE*

Before becoming world-wide famous, mighty vocalist Jeff Scott Soto fronted the short-lived band PANTHER, which self titled mini-LP “Panther +4” has been reissued / remastered for the first time including 4 bonus tracks. Indeed, Jeff Scott Soto enjoyed global recognition as part of Yngwie J. Malmsteen Rising Force and over the years has become one of the greatest Rock frontmen...

STAY TUNED (A Project By Bernhard Welz) – Stay Tuned (2018)

“STAY TUNED” is the brainchild of Austrian drummer BERNHARD WELZ who set up this All-Star charity project in 2011 with charity purposes, and growth to other dimension. Among the many luminaries participating we find Steve Lukather, Jeff Scott Soto, Don Airey, Tony Martin, Ian Gillian, Carl Sentance, Roger Glover, Steve Morse and the late Jon Lord, just to name a...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases October-December 2018 – Vol.3

Three months to end 2018, and more very interesting albums to be released yet. Let’s check the Advanced Singles.NORDIC UNION featuring the all-star duo of Pretty Maids‘ lead vocalist Ronnie Atkins and hotshot Swedish producer and guitarist Erik Martensson (Eclipse, Ammunition, W.E.T) have released a new song titled “Walk Me Through The Fire” from their upcoming sophomore album Second Coming,...

TALISMAN (Jeff Scott Soto) – Talisman [Deluxe Edition remastered]

All the TALISMAN catalog has been reissued by a Swedish label with new artwork, newly remastered audio and previously unreleased material. We already presented most of these on this blog but a couple missing, and two that can’t be absent in your Talisman / Jeff Scott Soto collection.And one of these is TALISMAN’s self-titled debut “Talisman”. Talisman was the brainchild...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases August-Sept. 2018 – Vol.2

Here we are again bringing to you the fresh singles / advances from upcoming releases – a lot of work and effort put to make these compilations.Swedish melodic hard rock giants TREAT will issue eighth full-length studio album ‘Tunguska’ on September 14th, 2018 through Frontiers Music. “Build the Love” is an awesome advance, plenty of the Swedes’ trademark melodies. I...