Glenn Hughes, Vinnie Moore Guest On The Lizards' New Album

08/27/2015
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Former Deep Purple star Glenn Hughes and guitar icon Vinnie Moore (UFO) are among the special guests on the forthcoming studio album from classic rock collective The Lizards.

The new album, entitled "Reptilicus Maximus", is set to be released sometime in September via Hyperspace Records and Carmine Appice's Rocker Records (the band and the labels have not yet revealed an exact release date).

The Lizards is a rock supergroup that features Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow/Black Sabbath/BOC), Mike DiMeo (Riot/Masterplan), Randy Pratt (Cactus) and guitarist Patrick Klein. The effort also features guest appearances from Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush), among others.

Pratt had this to say about the guest appearances on the album, "On our 7th CD, 'Reptilicus Maximus', we brought in a few of our touring buddies. David Lanik, of 'Sharks' kicks ass on 'Ton on the One', the opening track on the CD. Frank Marino, of Mahogany Rush, was the headliner on our first tour and dazzles on 'Evil Eyes', the second track.

"Vinnie Moore and UFO were the headliners on our LAST tour (so far). Vinnie shreds beautifully on 'Crash', a song I wrote the lyrics to in the hospital after my brutal car crash that sidelined us for awhile.

"We did a 2 month tour with Glenn Hughes and he came to New York to record 4 songs on our 6th CD, 'Against All Odds'. 'Miracle Man' is a song that he wrote specifically for The Lizards, and I believe we slay it. He and Mike DiMeo do another one of their over the top duets on the closing number on the record.

"We added Scott 'The Doctor' Treibitz on keys for this CD, adding some new textures, from dark and brooding synths and majestic pipe organ to honky tonk piano and funky hammond organ."

Vinnie Moore adds, "Loved hearing The Lizards when they opened for UFO. Cool riffs, grooves and musicality with Mike DiMeo's killer vocals on top. Awesome new record and I am glad to be a part of it."

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