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JEFF LOOMIS’S NEW SOLO BAND LINEUP IS F*CKING SWEET

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Jeff Loomis

As previously reported here on MS, now that Nevermore has quit Nevermore, ex-guitarist Jeff Loomis (#7 on our list of the Top 25 Modern Metal Guitarists) is working on his second solo album. We are very excited!

Our excitement was elevated to the next level today upon finding out the makeup of the band he’ll be recording with this time around:

  • Dirk Verbeuren of Soilwork (drums)
  • Aaron Smith of 7 Horns 7 Eyes (producer)
  • Shane Lentz (bass)
  • Christine Rhodes (guest vocals), who previously contributed to Nevermore’s Dreaming Neon Black album
  • Jeff Loomis’ hair (guest guitar solo)

If you’re wondering who the hell Shane Lentz is, like we were, peep this quote from Loomis: “Up until about 2 weeks ago, I was planning on doing the bass parts myself but then saw this amazing bass player on YouTube and said to myself, ‘I need to have him on the record.” Awesome; Internet dreams really do come true!

It’d be awesome if Loomis invited Keith Merrow in to contribute a guest solo. Ya know, to return the favor.

Expect the new Loomis solo joint in Spring 2012.

-VN

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