Craig Goldy Starts New Band
Former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy has told Classic Rock that he’s put together a new band, with what he describes as “having the Holy Shit factor”.
Joining him in this project are vocalist Chas West (Bonham), bassist Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Great White) and drummer Gary Holland (Great White).
“The idea is to put the rock star back into everyone’s lives,” explains Goldy, who’s currently working with Budgie. “So, you’ve got four people who look great, are amazing at their craft and the music pierces your soul. And they’re all good people. I think people miss that sort of thing.”
The band currently have no name but are toying with the idea of calling themselves 13th Floor – “Because nobody ever likes to admit there is a 13th floor in a building!”
Budgie’s future is uncertain at present following bassist/vocalist Burke Shelley’s emergency surgery in Poland for an aneurism of the aorta, which happened in November.
A statement from Shelley on the Budgie website reads:
“I’m now recovering at home and I don’t yet know what the future holds. Thanks to all those who supported me, particulary the Polish surgeons. Thanks also to all those who sent messgaes and thanks to God the Father and Jesus Christ my saviour and the Holy Spirit.”