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RTZ - "Return To Zero" (1991)

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After I heard the news in early March about Brad Delp's suicide, I was reminded of a side project that the Boston lead singer took part in at the beginning of the '90's. RTZ (short for Return To Zero) was a five-man band featuring Delp and original Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. Their 1991 album Return To Zero is currently out of print. I've written a review on my site:

http://rarebird9.net/rtz.html

This was not the only time that Delp and Goudreau collaborated outside of Boston. Delp also took part in Goudreau's self-titled 1980 solo album, and the two of them also formed a band called Orion The Hunter, who issued a self-titled album in 1984. Both of those albums have been reissued on CD by the Razor And Tie label. Perhaps Razor And Tie (or another label) might consider a Return To Zero reissue as well.

Gilby Clarke leaves Rock Star Supernova

According to Tunelab, Gilby Clarke has left the band Rock Star Supernova. Lukas Rossi, who became the band's singer after winning the CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova, says that the band will change its name and are writing for a new album.

Update: Three years after I originally posted this story, no such album has come about. Many people predicted that this band would not last for more than one album. Looks like they were right.

Speaking of which, the self-titled album Rock Star Supernova has sold less than 56,000 copies in the U.S.

Traveling Wilburys Collection is coming in June

In case you haven't heard, the two long-deleted albums from the Traveling Wilburys are going to be reissued by Rhino on June 12th in a set called The Traveling Wilburys Collection. Here is the official press release from Rhino:

WHERE THERE'S A WILBURY, THERE'S A WAY
Traveling Wilburys Music Available for the First Time in a Decade

Remastered and Expanded Collectible Packages Feature Unreleased Bonus Tracks and DVD

Release Date June 12, 2007

March 26 2007

LOS ANGELES --

Nearly twenty years after the creation of the band, and over a decade since the music was last available to fans, the music of The Traveling Wilburys will be reissued on June 12, 2007, in the U.S. and June 11, 2007, worldwide. Rhino Entertainment announced the project today and will distribute the package from the Wilbury Records label.

The previously released albums Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 and Traveling Wilburys Volume 3 feature inarguably some of music's greatest singer-songwriters -- George Harrison, …

Burrito Deluxe

I've added reviews of the first two Burrito Deluxe albums (which are both out of print) to the Flying Burrito Brothers page. Burrito Deluxe is the band which was formed by the recently deceased "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, after the Flying Burrito Brothers name was finally retired in the year 2000.

The first of the two albums, Georgia Peach, was released in 2002. It was presented as a tribute to both Kleinow and Gram Parsons, and it didn't sound much different than many other albums that were issued under the Flying Burrito Brothers name. However, the second album was much better. The Whole Enchilada (2004) had a more well-defined lineup and a more fully realized sound, and the music seemed to be forward-looking instead of simply rehashing old songs and sounds.

Before Kleinow's death this past January, another lineup of Burrito Deluxe recorded a third album titled Disciples of the Truth, which was released on March 20th. This version of the band intends to continue witho…