Chuck Wright, the world-renowned bassist who has labored alongside everybody from Alice Cooper to Slash to Greg Allman and toured the globe as a longtime member of QUIET RIOT, has launched a brand new single, “Throwin’ Stones”, a fierce and passionate name for the top of armed battle, a name which could not be extra completely timed for right this moment’s world.
Launched as a part of Wright‘s debut solo album “Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky”, the track was co-written with guitarist Lanny Cordola (ex-HOUSE OF LORDS),who has gained worldwide fame for efforts with war-torn youngsters in Afghanistan, and vocalist Joe Retta (SWEET, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA).
The monitor explodes with a heavy funk groove that emphasizes Wright‘s powerhouse enjoying, using a shocking number of methods from slap-bass to finger-tapping, and drives dwelling the track’s easy however profound message: “Struggle will not be the reality; it is a lie”. Accompanying the one is a strong video that includes well timed footage of world-changing occasions in right this moment’s battle zones.
In fact, Wright is not the primary rocker to pen an anti-war track. Nonetheless, he is without doubt one of the few to do extra than simply speak the speak. Earlier this week, Wright organized a spectacular star-studded present at his ongoing occasion “Final Jam Night time” at Hollywood’s legendary Whisky A Go Go together with friends together with Cherie Currie of THE RUNAWAYS, Doug Pinnick of KING’S X, BULLETBOYS, Marc Bonilla, STEELHEART, LIVING COLOUR‘s Corey Clover, BAD WOLVES members and different acclaimed performers. The present additionally included Ukrainian musicians, and as honorary friends, a Ukrainian household that simply fled the horrors of Bucha, Ukraine as battle refugees. Proceeds from the occasion had been donated to the World Central Kitchen who work on the frontlines offering meals to the victims of the battle in Ukraine and its tens of millions of refugees.
“Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky” might be launched on Might 20. It options over 30 visitor performers, together with members of MR. BIG, SKID ROW, TESLA, DREAM THEATER, JANE’S ADDICTION, ASIA, JEFFERSON STARSHIP, acclaimed solo artists Allen Hinds, Toshi Yanagi, Whitney Tai and plenty of others. It covers a variety of genres, from jazz fusion, prog, funk, to in-your-face exhausting rock, and might be broadly obtainable on CD and all digital platforms on the Cleopatra Information label.
Wright seems on 9 QUIET RIOT albums. He was a contributing songwriter on 1986’s “QRIII” and was featured within the band’s video for “The Wild And The Younger”, amongst others. Wright has additionally been concerned with over 100 recording initiatives all through his stellar profession.
In Might 2020, Wright launched his first-ever solo music video, for a track known as “The Weight Of Silence”.
Photograph credit score: Mari Kawaguchi