KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque will make a guest appearance on the sophomore album from Danish rock singer Maryann Cotton (born Jackie Patino), the son of KING DIAMOND bassist Hal Patino.
La Rocque previously played on Cotton‘s debut CD, last year’s “Free Falling Angels”, on the tracks “Crazy”, “Night Train To Paris”, “Miss Misery”, “Shock Me” and “Maryann”.
Maryann (pictured below) states: “Andy is a genius on the guitar, and I am very proud to present him again on the upcoming album. The solos he did on the last album were brilliant, especially the one he did on ‘Maryann’; it’s definitely one of my favorites, and absolutely one of the best he ever has done, in my opinion !”
“All the ideas for the album is down, and I can’t wait to unveil some of the big things that are in the progress right now. The only thing I can tell is that we will start the recordings in February, and that I’ll be back with more updates about the whole thing very soon!”
Maryann Cotton‘s new CD, which is tentatively due this summer, will also feature a guest appearance by ALICE COOPER guitarist/collaborator Dick Wagner.
Maryann Cotton debuted his new band on September 14, 2012 at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Free Falling Angels” was released on June 15, 2012 via Pure Steel Records. The CD featured guest appearances by four musicians who performed on KING DIAMOND‘s 1990 album, “The Eye” — Hal Patino, guitarists Andy La Rocque and Pete Blakk, and drummer Snowy Shaw.
Maryann Cotton‘s career was launched in 2006 when he performed live on Danish TV as part of the “Scenen Er Din” program (Danish version of “Star Search”).