Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Annie Armen Presents: Tony MacAlpine -- Celebrity Artist ON FIRE (Beat 4)

“As with any true artist, change is the only constant.” ~Tony MacAlpine 

Annie Armen Presents
Artists ON FIRE -- Beat 4

Featuring Celebrity Rock Artist: 
Tony MacAlpine


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Annie Armen Interviews TONY MACALPINE!

About Tony MacAlpine

He’s been a producer, band member and solo artist. Guitarist Tony MacAlpine, in his 25-year career, has redefined hard rock jazz-fusion for a generation of progressive-minded music fanatics. Whether it’s with the groundbreaking prog-rock band Planet X (with Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater), the jazz-fusion super-group CAB or the band of another guitar hero Steve Vai, MacAlpine has set the bar exceedingly high.   

On June 21, this most anticipated all-instrumental masterpiece Tony MacAlpine (Favored Nations Entertainment) was released, his 13 solo album (and 26th album over-all). The album contains 12 tracks of complex, intricate heavy music that demands concentration. It is a true solo album in every sense of the word. Drummers Virgil Donati and Marco Minnemann, as well as bassist Philip Bynoe are utilized on various tracks. MacAlpine plays everything else: seven-string guitar, eight-string guitar, keyboards, bass and programming.  

Written and recorded at “The Cottage” studio in Pasadena, California, MacAlpine has blended jazz-fusion, metal, prog and rock’n’roll into a tightlywound trip of mammoth proportions. "My music is instrumental guitar-oriented heavy rock with a fusion flair," he explains. "Having started with classical piano since the age of five, I've been exposed to many genres and styles from contemporary to the Romantic and Classical periods. This early development helped me define my writing and improvisation which is evident in my sound today. My guitar playing encompasses many different styles, with an emphasis on composition and theater."   More at

During this Interview, you will hear the following 5 songs from Tony:
1.  Etude #4, Opus #10 (Chopin piece, from Tony's Maximum Security Album)
2.  Fire Mountain (From Tony's New, Self-titled album just released -- Tony MacAlpine)
3.  Chromaticity (from Tony's album -- Chromaticity)
4.  The King's Cup (from Tony's album -- Maximum Security)
5.  Angel of Twilight (From Tony's New, Self-titled album just released -- Tony MacAlpine)

Buckle up, and enjoy a shredder of a MacAlpine ride on The Annie Armen Show, coming up NEXT!

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