A stalwart of hard ‘n’ heavy scene for decades, Chuck Wright‘s credentials as a bassist par excellence have long been established. One of the founders of GIUFFRIA and HOUSE OF LORDS, he also was a member of QUIET RIOT and HEAVEN & EARTH – partially contributing to the former band’s classic “Metal Health” and to the latter’s collective’s monumental "Dig" – but it’s as a concert and session performer with the likes of Alice Cooper and Ten Nugent that the veteran found the lasting fame and fortune. What Wright doesn’t have on his résumé is a solo album – but that’s about to change with the issue of SHELTERING SKY’s eponymous album on May 20th, the inaugural release of Chuck’s own project which features a few of his old friends, including Lanny Cordola and Jeff Scott Soto.
One of the singles from this platter saw the light of day on April 29th: titled “Throwin’ Stones” (watch video below), it carries an anti-military message and appears hot on the heels of a special show that Wright hosted this week at Ultimate Jam Night at Hollywood’s legendary “Whisky A Go-Go” to raise funds, with the help of Cherie Currie, Dug Pinnick and other rock luminaries, for victims of the Ukrainian war.
As for the album, it’s going to look like this:
1. The Weight Of Silence – feat. Derek Sherinian
2. Army Of Me – feat. Pat Torpey
3. The Other Side
4. Throwin’ Stones – feat. Lanny Cordola
5. Giving Up The Ghost
6. Time Waits For No One
7. It Never Fails – feat. Jeff Scott Soto
8. Darkness Darkness
9. Cradle Of The Sun (Lorelei)
10. Farewell Horizon
11. The Weight Of Silence (Reprise) – feat. Derek Sherinian