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Not sure if this has been covered on here yet as I cannot seem to find a topic for it, but looks like Frontiers has signed another "Supergroup" of sorts.

Their debut single/video debuts on Dec 10th.

 

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Just got a message about this,looks interesting...we'll hear Tuesday I guess....

From Blabbermouth.net

Bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY) have joined forces in a new project called
BLACK SWAN. The outfit's debut single and video will be released on Tuesday, December 10. A full-length album will follow in early 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl.

Speaking to Rock Titan, Starr stated about how his involvement in the project came about: "[In early 2019], Jeff reached out and said, 'hey, I've got this new thing with Robin McAuley and Reb Beach, and I wanted to see if you'd be interested in talking about playing drums.' And I said, 'Yeah. Of course.' I know all those guys — [they're] super talented. They have a record, and the record was done and they needed to put some drums on it. So they had asked me, and I checked out the music and it was very cool. I said yes, and then, three days later, I was up at Jeff's place and we were cutting drum tracks. We spent four days, three and a half days recording 12 songs. And it's awesome… And it's really, really, really good. Everybody says that about whatever they're working on, but we were all, like, 'Holy shit! This is awesome.'"

The drummer, who has played with a number of high-profile acts in the past, said that he is an official member of the new project, "which is great. And I think that's kind of the first time for me, because I'm always coming into situations where I'm the hired guy," he said. "And look, there's advantages to that too — you negotiate your rate and then the tour can do whatever it does and you don't have to worry about it. So there's pluses and minuses to all that. But, yeah, I'm a member of this band. And I think everybody's pretty excited to get out there and play. Just how and when we can do that, we'll have to wait and see."

Back in February, Pilson officially confirmed the project's existence, saying that the album was "turning out amazing. Wait until you hear everybody's playing and singing. It's beyond — way beyond," he promised.

Pilson — one-fourth of the classic DOKKEN lineup — joined FOREIGNER in 2004. In recent years, he has also produced albums by LAST IN LINE, KILL DEVIL HILL, STARSHIP and WARRANT.

Beach — who was among the artists recently interviewed for Guitar World's February 2019 cover story on the "last days of hair metal" — is an original member of WINGER. He joined WHITESNAKE in 2002. Notably, he also performed on one DOKKEN album alongside Pilson, 1999's "Erase The Slate".

Irish vocalist McAuley is best-known for fronting MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP from 1986 to 1993. Alongside Graham Bonnet and Gary Barden, he has toured with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST in recent years and also appears on "Resurrection", the group's 2018 album.

Starr — who joined Ace Frehley's band in 2012 and continues to perform with him periodically — began touring with MR. BIG in 2014 and appears on the group's latest album, 2017's "Defying Gravity". He has also toured and/or recorded with HOOKERS & BLOW, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and BURNING RAIN, among others.

Edited by lettard

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Ugh..... another fucking "project". I'm so sick of these one-offs bullshits. 

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I get the opposition to these seemingly-thrown-together groups but I'm up for anything new from Robin McAuley.

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46 minutes ago, Tabe said:

I get the opposition to these seemingly-thrown-together groups but I'm up for anything new from Robin McAuley.

Robin!!!

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56 minutes ago, AlphaMale said:

Ugh..... another fucking "project". I'm so sick of these one-offs bullshits. 

Who says it's a one off??!!

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1 hour ago, AlphaMale said:

Ugh..... another fucking "project". I'm so sick of these one-offs bullshits. 

What does it matter if its a one off or an ongoing project as long as its good?

I mean, how many 80s bands only made it to one album and then vanished? Loads, but we still love em.

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37 minutes ago, The Rocker said:

Robin!!!

Reb!!!

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7 minutes ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Reb!!!

Yes, him to!

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I like the lineup. Let's see what they got!

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34 minutes ago, AlphaMale said:

I like the lineup. Let's see what they got!

That's the attitude we were looking for. 

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1 hour ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

That's the attitude we were looking for. 

I hope it's better than The End Machine.

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Good band name.

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I have high hopes for this one.

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This could be really cool. I'm certainly looking forward to hearing what they come up with. 

And please, Matt Starr. Don't let anyone tell you that your facial hair is absolutely, completely fucking ridiculous. It's... um, awesome. 

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1 hour ago, Geoff said:

And please, Matt Starr. Don't let anyone tell you that your facial hair is absolutely, completely fucking ridiculous. It's... um, awesome. 

Wait...he has facial hair? Never noticed :whistle: until you brought it up

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Pilson doesn't have much time for a full Dokken reunion because of the Foreigner thing, but has time for this? Another "supergroup" that'll have a revolving door lineup like The Dead Daisies and a few others?

 and... WTF is going on with McCauley's "sharpied in" eyebrows?

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First song 'Shake The World' out tomorrow.

 

 

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That artwork is dope! Is that for the album, or just the single?

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Excited to hear this!  Nice line-up and cool cover art.  I know some people get a bit over the super group/projects and I get that to an extent, but for me I don't care as long as the music is good.

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The artwork is great, but is that a black swan?

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killer first track. love it 

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17 hours ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

That artwork is dope! Is that for the album, or just the single?

 

That is the title track. 'Shake The World' out February 14

Tracklisting:

1. Shake The World
2. Big Disaster
3. Johnny Came Marching
4. Immortal Souls
5. Make It There
6. She's On To Us
7. The Rock That Rolled Away
8. Long Road To Nowhere
9. Sacred Place
10. Unless We Change
11. Divided/United

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Not at all what I was expecting - much heavier. Great track. Can't wait to hear more. 

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