Graham Bonnet manager Giles Lavery explained that the guitarist for the relaunch of Alcatrazz will be Joe Stump (Reign Of Terror, Holy Hell) and that a new double live Alcatrazz album will be recorded (and filmed) on the upcoming Japanese tour. The live album will feature the entire Alcatrazz No Parole From Rock And Roll album and the entire Rainbow Down To Earth album. Plus rarely performed tracks from Bonnet’s days with Impellitteri and Blackthorne.
Alcatrazz keyboardist Jimmy Waldo also added: “The last two Graham Bonnet Band albums stylistically have essentially been Alcatrazz albums as we were aiming for that direction anyways. With our new guitar player Joe Stump we feel we can take Alcatrazz to the next level. Due to popular demand it’s time to bring the name back.”
More details to be announced on upcoming Alcatrazz studio album which will feature many guests from Graham’s musical past.
Graham Bonnet – vocals
Jimmy Waldo – Keyboards
Joe Stump – Guitar
Beth Ami Heavenstone – Bass
Mark Benquechea – Drums