HEAVEN & EARTH -- guitarist STUART SMITH, singer JOE RETTA, bassist CHUCK WRIGHT, drummer RICHIE ONORI and keyboardist ED ROTH -- raised the roof last week at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Packed with industry heavyweights, celebrities, fans and friends, the event (Wednesday, April 10) served as the world premiere album release party for their new album Dig, due out April 23 via Quarto Valley Records, on which they fuse elements of hard rock, blues and bits of classical with bravado and a razor-sharp focus. At the Fonda, they performed the album live for the first time, underlining their high caliber of musicianship and uniformly strong songs. Dig was produced by Dave Jenkins--who’s turned the knobs for everyone from Metallica to Tower of Power--and features special guests Howard Leese (Heart, Paul Rodgers), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and David Paich (Toto).
HEAVEN & EARTH’s music comes together explosively on the album’s first single “NO MONEY, NO LOVE” and its controversial video which has already logged over 200,000 views in just a month: http://tinyurl.com/cdopr5d
The event kicked off at The Fonda Theatre with a red carpet event that saw the likes of David Paich (Toto), Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad), Tony Kaye (Yes, Circa), David Victor (Boston), Marc Ferrari (Keel), Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale),Mickey Dee (Motörhead), Sean McNab (Dokken, Great White, Quiet Riot), Robbie Wyckoff (singer with the Roger Waters band),Mitch Perry (Lita Ford Band), Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion) , Fred Coury (Cinderella), EJ Curse (Silent Rage), Athena Lee(drummer and younger sister of Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee), Tyler Mane (actor/former professional wrestler), Crossong Jordon(actor), Bobby Jean Brown (MTV music video vixen/star of FUSE TV’s "Ex Wives of Rock") and Ron Jeremy (adult film star), among others. It was a twisted carnival-like atmosphere mirroring the bands "NO MONEY, NO LOVE" video complete with a leprechaun, a stilted giant, a talking moon MC, international champion of magic, David Minkin mesmerizing the audience and then "The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood," Tonya Kay, put on her Machine Shop Burlesque show. To close out the celebration,Heaven & Earth took the stage for their much anticipated performance.
Album Cover by Glen Wexler
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