AVENGED SEVENFOLD, JANE’S ADDICTION, NICKELBACK MEMBERS TO PLAY ON NEW JAMES HART (EX-EIGHTEEN VISIONS) RECORD
When we interviewed ex-Eighteen Visions singer James Hart a few weeks ago about his new solo project and record deal with Island, Hart mentioned that he was considering Nickelback’s Daniel Adair to play drums on the record. According to a blog on James Hart’s MySpace page, Adair is confirmed as the drummer, and studio-bassist extraordinaire Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, Alanis Morisette, Avril Lavigne, Daughtry, etc) will handle the low end. As of an Oct. 21 blog post, tracking for bass and drums is complete.
According to an Oct. 10 blog post:
Neal Tiemann (who has played on all the demos and even written a few licks) will be taking care of all guitar work on the album. Neal is one of the great young unknown talents in the music world. His name will ring more than a few bells in days to come.
The Oct 21 blog post also mentions that Hart has “also got another special guest player on his way down right now to leave some personal touch and flare on a song or 2.” So it still comes as somewhat of a surprise that an unsourced report on Blabbermouth announced today that none other than Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold will play guitar on Hart’s album. Presumably this is the special guest player. Avenged and Eighteen Visions go way back — A7X used to open for 18V in their early Orange County days and have done several tours together.
I just got a big boner for this album.