Gus G.’s “Will Be Done”
Guitairst Gus G., of Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne fame, is releasing a solo album, entitled I am the Fire. Why is Gus G. releasing a solo album? Aren’t Firewind albums already basically Gus G. solo albums? Isn’t he totally admitting that by calling this solo album I am the Fire? So how will this be at all different from a Firewind album?
Based on the first single, “My Will Be Done,” I don’t think it will be, really, save for the fact that it’s an all-star affair. From the press release:
Gus handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on ‘I AM THE FIRE’, and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that help bring his vision to fruition: drummers JEFF FRIEDL [A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo] and DANIEL ERLANDSSON [Arch Enemy], bassists DAVID ELLEFSON [Megadeth], BILLY SHEEHAN [Mr. Big, David Lee Roth] and MARTY O’BRIEN [Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen], and vocalists MATS LEVEN [Candlesmass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion], BLAKE ALLISON [Devour The Day], MICHAEL STARR [Steel Panther], ALEXIA RODRIGUEZ [Eyes Set To Kill], TOM S. ENGLUND [Evergrey], JACOB BUNTON [Adler] and JEFF SCOTT SOTO [Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Journey].
It sounds like this may also have less synths than Firewind.
Regardless of whatever it’s called, “My Will Be Done” leads me to believe it will be fun… needless to say, I am especially digging the guitar solo. Check it out via the below video; the vocals are by Mats Levén.
Gus G.’s I am the Fire comes out March 16 on Century Media.