Friday, June 5, 2015

JET RED ORIGINAL LINE UP TOGETHER AFTER 25 YEARS

JET RED will be playing X FEST in Modesto, CA on August 22, 2015. The band will feature the original line-up that has not been on stage together in 25 years. That original line-up consists of Willie Hines (lead vocals, guitar), Johnny Feikert (guitar, vocals), Billy Carmassi (drums), and Brad Lang (bass, vocals). The band has reunited recently due to a little luck and good timing. Over the past few years, Hines dealt with some eye health issues and released the Willie Hines Band album "Whatever".

Hines and Feikert reconnected recently and have been getting together to jam and begin writing songs together once again. This led to the potential of playing live again. Conversations with Carmassi were well received and the opportunity to get on stage together and see if they could make some magic was strong.

The unnamed band decided to find another bass player due to Brad Lang's full time gig as the mighty Y&T's bass player. Out of respect for Lang, the band decided that they could not call themselves JET RED and were considering several names until a phone call between Hines and Lang determined that Y&T was off for the month of August. JET RED was reborn as soon as the phone was hung up. Fans should look for many of the classic JET RED songs from the two releases (self-titled and Flight Plan) as well as potentially some new songs.

The last time Carmassi was on stage with JET RED can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Es-TLHIQrIM

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