Shannon was particularly thrilled to work with one of rock music's greatest talents, Richie Sambora. The two wrote the blistering power ballad, Sorry Is Just Too Late along with producer Luke Ebbin. Richie also played guitar on the track which is bound to become an instant rock classic. The rock legend has nothing but praise for Shannon. "There are very few current artists that embody the great classic vocalists, but have a contemporary flair," says Richie. "Shannon is that artist."
"Working with Richie was amazing, "says Shannon. "He had no preconceived ideas of where I came from. He just treated me and respected me as an equal." On Everybody Needs A Little Help Shannon's ability to inject pure and honest emotion will again stir hearts and souls. "I wanted to keep the impact going after Lift," says Shannon. "With Everybody Needs A Little Help, I wanted to get that edge back in there, to say no matter what you're going through, it's OK. You don't have to do it alone."
After two multi platinum selling albums, eleven consecutive top ten singles, 4 ARIA nominations, five ARIA #1 Chart Awards and three consecutive MTV VMAs for Best Male Artist, Shannon's career is already red hot. But Shannon Noll is not an artist ever content to rest on his laurels, and the twelve outstanding tracks on Turn It Up, nine of which Shannon co wrote, are proof that Shannon has taken his career to a whole new level.
"I really had the chance to be involved from the beginning with this album. I've learned a lot and grown a lot and I was able to put all that experience in," says Shannon.
Recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles and produced by multi-platinum, Grammy nominated producer Luke Ebbin (renowned for his work with Bon Jovi), the two decided the best way to capture Shannon's phenomenal performing and singing talents was to take a fresh approach in the studio.
"We wanted to make this album 100% live," says Shannon. "We didn't want any programming this time. I would be in the studio when all the instruments and additional vocals were done live, so it was a much more natural and organic experience in the studio."
The result is Shannon's most dynamic album ever. From the chart topping first hit, Loud, to anthemic rockers like Way Out to heartfelt emotion in Breakdown and In Pieces to unabashed sentiments in soul stirring ballads like Sorry Is Just Too Late and Is You, every song is a standout showcase for Shannon's unparalleled vocal abilities.
Streaming audio for first single "Loud"