JON OLIVA'S PAIN Announce New Guitarist

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, have announced the addition of guitarist Shane French (ex-CIRCLE II CIRCLE) to the group's ranks.

Commented French in a statement: "It's an honor and privilege to rejoin my former [CIRCLE II CIRCLE] bandmates Matt LaPorte, Chris Kinder, Kevin Rothney and John Zahner in JON OLIVA'S PAIN... They are great musicians and people. Playing in PAIN is a dream gig for me, as I've been a fan of the Oliva brothers for over 20 years. I'm looking forward to getting out on the road with these guys."

Since 1992, Shane has been the guitarist, as well as one of the founding members, for central Florida melodic hard rock band TEER. He was also the guitarist for MILLENIUM (1998-2004). In 2001 he joined forces with Kevin Rothney (bass), Chris Kinder (drums), John Zahner (keyboards) and Matt LaPorte (guitar) in CIRCLE II CIRCLE. Shane will join the band at Audio Labs Studio in Tampa, Florida as they continune laying down tracks for their sophomore CD, "Maniacal Renderings", slated for a May 2006 release.

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