Paul Gilbert & Freddie Nelson – United States Victor Entertainment
Gilbert and vocalist Freddie Nelson serve up an album of guitar-heavy rock in the vein of Queen and Mr Big. The album goes on sale in Japan on October 22 but no international release date is out there yet.
Jorn – Lonely Are the Brave Blistering Records
This is freakishly talented Norwegian vocalist Jorn Lande’s fifth solo album. Lande has worked with acts including Yngwie Malmsteen, Ark (who had an incredible album called Burn the Sun), Don Airy, Russell Allen (Symphony X), Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) and Ayreon.
Paul Stanley – One Live Kiss (DVD) New Door Records
Solo concert filmed on Stanley’s ‘Live To Win’ tour, backed by the house band from the TV series ‘Rock Star’ (y’know, the show that found singers for INXS and the Tommy Lee/Jason Newstead/Gilby Clark vanity project ROCK STAR: Supernova). I haven’t seen this DVD but it’s sure to feature some killer playing from guitarist Rafael Moreira