The Platinum Rock All Stars!
Submitted by Don Graham
Imagine an album featuring some of your favourite classic rock songs to hit the charts by the original artists with some of the finest musicians of that era.
Acts like The Rascals, Yes, Vanilla Fudge, Whitesnake, Asia, Blue Oyster Cult and more. Now imagine seeing that album performed live featuring some of the original musicians playing together as a super group, a group called The Platinum Rock All Stars.
Well that’s exactly what you can do in Toronto on October 19th as The Platinum Rock All Stars come to The Rock Pile West for one show only. The band will feature: Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Ozzy on drums;,Gene Cornish of The Rascals on guitar;
Geoff Downes of Buggles, Asia and Yes on keyboards; Phil Naro of Talas, Peter Criss Kiss Army; Brian May, Julian Lennon on vocals and guitar; Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult on bass and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, of Guns N’ Roses on guitar.
A songlist that includes Good Lovin by The Rascals, Roundabout by Yes, Video Killed The Radio Star by Buggles , You Keep Me Hanging On by Vanilla Fudge, Come On Feel The Noize by Quiet Riot, People Get Ready by Vanilla Fudge, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy by-Rod Stewart, Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N’ Roses , Only Time Will Tell by Asia, Here I Go Again by Whitesnake, People Gotta Be Free by The Rascals, I’m Burning For You by Blue Oyster Cult, Sweet Child Of Mine by Guns N’ Roses, Heat of the Moment by Asia, Groovin’ by Rascals, Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yea, You Better Run by Rascals, Knocking On Heavens Door by Guns N’ Roses, Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne, Is It Love? By Whitesnake, How Can I Be Sure by The Rascals, Superstition by Back, Bogart and Appice and Evil by Cactus.
Cashbox Canada caught up with guitarist Gene Cornish at his home in New Jersey to discuss the Platinum Rock All Stars and his career. “I was born in Ottawa, Canada but moved to Rochester, New York when I was four years old. I’m really excited about touring with this band, these are all stars and I can’t wait for people to hear us. The lead singer, Phil Naro and I are working on my solo project, writing some of the songs for it. This band will be a chance for people to hear a lot of their favorite classic rock musicians and songs all on one stage. Plus coming back to Canada and Toronto is a big plus for me. I feel very blessed to have my health as I am a cancer survivor, I have a good woman in my life and I am celebrating 60 years in the music business. Hope to see you on October 19th at the Rock Pile in Toronto.”
Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca
Come hear the soundtrack of your life, live on October 19th, Rock Pile West Toronto.