Canadian guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and Grammy award winning producer Aldo Nova has released a new song, "He Ladi Dadi" taken off of his upcoming Rock Opera "The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage", scheduled to be released in early 2021. Listen to new song below.
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Between 2008-2020, Aldo Nova has been working on an exciting and challenging new project. A rock opera called 'The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage'. Aldo Nova states, "I wrote more than 100 songs for this and selected 23 songs for the final finished album. I am hoping to release one song every two weeks with a grande finale bringing the whole album into huge stage production, which was my dream all along, so stay tuned. "
Nova said, "Musically, it is almost metal written with heavy guitar riffs and all in a chromatic mode."
A Montreal native, Nova was approached by a 15-year-old Celine Dion to produce her first album,and released "Blood On The Bricks" on Jon Bon Jovi's Jambco label in 1991. It stood as the culmination of a long-running friendship and as any knowledgeable rock fan might argue, a thank-you note of sorts: the rock superstar lifting up the personal hero whose sound provided the blueprint for his own hits.
Nova provided guitar, keys and background vocals for the demo of BON JOVI's first hit, "Runaway", and ended up playing with an assemblage of session musicians throughout BON JOVI's 1984 self-titled debut. Nova's imprint is also all over Jon Bon Jovi's debut solo album, "Blaze Of Glory" — especially the chart-topping title track, on which Nova's writing and producing went uncredited but were absolutely essential.
Aldo Nova's long list of credits also include co-writing on Blue Oyster Cult 'Revolution by Night' Album the single 'Take me Away' and played a part on the all star band on BOC's epic Imaginos album
Aldo Nova has posted recently on his Facebook page the details of an up and coming 3 hour concert video
"Stay safe and healthy and watch out for our Live 3-hour show on a huge stage with lighting designed by Pierre E. Roy and Directed and Edited by Christian Jacques.
The show will feature the whole 1st album in sequence (so we start the show with "Fantasy" and then do the album track by track as the songs are on the album) followed by my album "Subject" then 5 songs from "Twitch',
8 songs from my obscure but brilliant instrumental album called "Nova's Dream" which will feature 4 background singers 4 keyboard players, horns, and an electric violinist on 3 tracks. This followed by 5 songs from my album, "Blood on the Bricks" and then we'll follow with my new album, "The Life and Times of Eddie Gage" a Rock Opera by Aldo Nova. This will be on air in April or May 2021 unless COVID goes into complete lockdown(we're already CODE RED in Montreal but they're still allowing filming. So watch out for it!!
Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to multi-instrumentalist Aldo Novo about his new album The Life and Times of Eddy Gage. Also in the chat Aldo Nova talks about his writing credits with various bands such as Bon Jovi, Blue Oyster Cult and many more.
Photo Credits above James St. Laurent.
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Tell us about the musical direction of the new album "It's a rock opera, it's got super rock songs, it's got techno songs, it's got a song with a 40 piece orchestra and my voice, it's got a heavy duty rock songs, syth pop, gospel, rock and rap, so it's mix of everything, every song is different. Every song is written around every character. One thing that is in common in me and my music, is that it has to draw emotion, it can't be sterile. For me I make music out of emotion. It took 12 years to finish, twenty-three songs and two hours long. "
Tell us about the story behind the new album
"The story you might as well call it is an autobiography, it might as well be called The Life and times of Aldo Nova. The story is of this young kid who plays clubs and then gets noticed by a big record company executive. Then he gets famous ( the main character) and then he goes and plays big stages, then he gets introduced to a woman by the powerful Greek record tycoon. The woman leads him down the path of drugs and he has a psychotic breakdown. It's my life story pretty much. It ends with redemption where he is happy spreading his message of faith, hope and love which he originally wanted to do from the beginning. There are 23 songs on the album and you might have maybe 19 characters."
How will this album be released? "There is either one plan where I release one song every two weeks to keep people involved. Also talks are in progress to bring this to a huge stage production which was my dream all along. "
Since 2008, Aldo Nova has been working on an exciting and challenging new project. A rock opera called 'The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage'. From it come the new track “When All Is Said And Done” "I wrote more than 100 songs for this and selected 23 songs for the final finished album."
In 1984 Aldo Nova played on the debut album from Bon Jovi, lending his credibility to the young hopeful's. Five years later, Jon Bon Jovi called on him to play a crucial role on his solo album 'Young Guns 2," which spawned the number 1 hit, "Blaze of Glory".a song that Aldo entirely arranged himself, along with writing the catchy intro phrase. The album "Young Guns 2" came out in 1990, and Aldo's input was a major factor in its success. As a result, he was signed by Jon Bon Jovi to his new label Jambco, leading to the well-received 'Blood On The Bricks' album in 1991.
Aldo has also been a major and constant factor in the career of Celine Dion, as a producer, musician, and writer. "I started working with her when she was 13 years old." During his long collaborations with her, Aldo has written songs such as "A New Day Has Come, which was number 1 in 26 countries for six months," 'Your Light," 'I Can't Fight This Feelin'' and 'You And I" amongst many others. Aldo also won a Grammy Award in 1996 as a producer of the Celine Dion album 'Falling Into You', which was Album Of The Year.
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