In the latest episode of the “Mars Attacks” podcast, host Victor M. Ruiz interviews legendary hard rock singer Paul Shortino, who has worked with such bands as ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT, and, most recently, KING KOBRA. During the chat, Shortino discusses the latest, self-tilted KING KOBRA release, being part of QUIET RIOT, why Frankie Banali put QUIET RIOT back together and the possibility of working with him in the future. He also talks about his former ROUGH CUTT bandmate Jake E. Lee and what it was like to play Duke Fame in the classic film “This Is Spinal Tap”. The episode can be streamed using the audio player below.
Paul Shortino released “Chasing My Day”, his collaboration with renowned producer Michael Voss (CASANOVA, SILVER), on June 26, 2009 via Metal Heaven.
Shortino is a vocal master in the tradition of Paul Rodgers and Robert Plant, two of his all-time heroes. Rich, expressive and bluesy, his intense lead vocals are delivered with the inspired fervor of a true rock ‘n’ roll believer. And that he is, as proved quite consistently over the last two decades with a diverse string of independent projects.
Shortino has been making music as long as he can remember, and has more than seen his fair share of the dramatic ups and downs of the industry. Having the chance to so memorably spoof the rock ‘n’ roll circus is priceless to him, albeit at the time he played Duke Fame, he was just coming into his own considerable spotlight.