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Tony MacAlpine


1985- Tony MacAlpine - guitars, keyboards, piano, bass, vocals  
1986 M.A.R.S. - guitars, keyboards  
1990 Doro - drums  
1999-2004 Planet X - guitars  
2000-2010 CAB - guitars, keyboards  
2001-2004 Ring Of Fire - guitars, additional keyboards  
2001-2006 Steve Vai - guitars, vocals, keyboards  
2009- Seven The Hardway - guitars  
2009 Planet X - guitars  
2013-2014 Ring Of Fire - guitars  

Studio musician

1986 Vinnie Moore - keyboards  
1987 Joey Tafolla - keyboards  
1999 Vitalij Kuprij - guitars  
1999 Vinnie Moore - keyboards  
2000 Mark Boals - guitars, bass  
2016 Giordano Boncompagni - keyboards  
2018 Tara Lynch - keyboards  

Guest musician

1998 Damir Šimić - Shime - guitars  
2002 Mark Boals - guitars, keyboards  
2011 Derek Sherinian - guitars  
2012 Jeff Loomis - guitars  

Personal information

Born on: 29.08.1960

Official website

Progressive guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine began his musical education as a classically-trained pianist and violinist. His subsequent rock recordings retained a pronounced classical influence, incorporating elements of jazz and fusion as well. He debuted in 1986 with the instrumental album Edge of Insanity, recorded with an all-star line-up including bassist Billy Sheehan and ex-Journey drummer Steve Smith.

For the follow-up, Project: Driver, MacAlpine formed the band M.A.R.S. with drummer Tommy Aldridge, vocalist Rob Rock and bassist Rudy Sarzo. MacAlpine soon returned to his solo career, additionally forming his own label, Squawk.

After 1987's Maximum Security, he founded another group, dubbed simply MacAlpine, with singer Alan Schorn, keyboardist Mark Robertson, bassist Mike Jacques and drummer Billy Carmassi. The band's lone record, Eyes of the World, appeared in 1990, and MacAlpine returned to instrumental projects for the remainder of the decade, issuing a series of albums including 1992's Freedom to Fly, 1995's Evolution, 1997's Live Insanity and 2000's CAB. The GRAMMY-nominated CAB2 followed in 2001. CAB4 was released in 2003 on Favored Nations Records.

Tony's latest release "Collection - The Shrapnel Years" is out now through Shrapnel Records.