Longtime Quiet Riot Bassist Chuck Wright Steps Up With First Solo Album, Releases First Single
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Longtime Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright has released “Army Of Me, ”the first single from his upcoming debut solo album, Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky. A hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk’s 1995 hit, the music video for the song represents Wright’s exploration into disorder and parallels with the recent chaotic state of world affairs. The visuals include a 3D animation of an “army” of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the late Supreme Court Justice.
"I chose to recognize the late Justice Ginsburg in this video as she was such a formidable presence on and off the bench," Wright says. "She challenged the status quo knocking down legal obstacles to women’s equality and inspired an army of believers."
“Army Of Me” features several of Wright’s musical peers including the late Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey; guitarist Lanny Cordola, who's played in several bands with Wright; and Sven Martin (Jonathan Davis Band) on keyboards. The song features singer Whitney Tai, the recent “Best Vocalist” winner at The Intercontinental Music Awards.
Wright, who's also worked alongside such names as Alice Cooper, Gregg Allman, Ted Nugent, various members of Guns N’ Roses and KISS, recently left Quiet Riot to pursue other endeavors. This is his first solo project.
Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky, coming in 2022, features over 30 guest performers including members of Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Great White, Asia, Jefferson Starship, acclaimed solo artists Allen Hinds, Toshi Yanagi, and many others.
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