Warrior Records Announces Crash Kelly -- Hard Glam Rock with Renown Classical Guitarist Sean Kelly -- Ready to Rock the USA

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Sean Kelly grew up in North Bay Ontario, studying the classical guitar but also digging the sounds emanating from his 12-watt stereo system; Kiss, Van Halen, and Guns N' Roses

Warrior Records announced today that Crash Kelly, created from influences of mega-groups Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, KISS and Queen, will be releasing their third album, "One More Heart Attack," on July 29th, but it is a debut CD on Warrior.

The new Crash Kelly band consists of Sean Kelly, on guitar and vocals, Gene Scarpelli (son of Gino Scarpelli, guitarist for Canadian hard rock legends GODDO), Tim Timleck on drums, and long time Crash Kelly co-hort Allister Thompson, who has switched from guitar to bass.

"This is a really great group of classy rock pros, and they are all well-represented on the new album, 'One More Heart Attack' coming to stores in America on July 29th," said vocalist and leader of Crash Kelly.

"What makes us different this time around is the fact that I brought in some different players and also did some outside writing with Moe Berg on a few key tracks," explained Kelly. "This album is much more focused and I think it's sonically the best thing Crash Kelly has ever done. It also rocks a little harder."

Kelly noted the new album has some classic rock input, too. Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses, Rock Star: Supernova) helped produce the new album for the second time. "Gilby has a great ear for arrangement, getting great guitar tones, and solid performances. I think we're cut from the same cloth, musically speaking," commented Kelly.

Crash Kelly has just finished up a Canadian tour with Gilby and now have their sights set on an American tour, which Kelly has not done since he toured with Alice Cooper in 2006. Forthcoming dates to be announced.

Crash Kelly is already working on new projects. "Actually, I was working on another record while we were on the road," he said. "It's a Classical Guitar series Christmas album. My first classical record, The #1 Classical Guitar Album, did quite well here in Canada, so we are following it up with a Christmas release. It's a nice change of pace from the rock stuff and I approach it with the same integrity that goes into Crash Kelly."

To hear more about the Classical Guitar Album visit http://www.classicrocks.ca to see the page that Yamaha guitars designed featuring Sean Kelly.

Sean grew up in North Bay Ontario, studying the classical guitar, but also digging the sounds emanating form his 12 watt stereo system; Kiss, Van Halen, and Guns N' Roses had that little box bursting at the seams with THD morning, noon and night.

But as to the classics -- he worked intensely, immersing himself in the world of musical technique and theory. Moving to Toronto in 1991, Kelly studied classical guitar at the University Of Toronto under Canadian virtuoso Eli Kassner (a man who has studied with the father of classical guitar, Andres Segovia). After university, Sean traveled the country in a number of different rock n' roll outfits, but with the cries of his parents "get a real job" echoing in his head, he did just that. Kelly found himself taken on by the Toronto Catholic School Board where he teaches Vocal Music at three different schools. Privately, he has been teaching all styles of guitar at the Lippert School of Music since 1995.

Sean's first two Crash Kelly album outings, "Penny Pills" and "Electric Satisfaction" helped him procure industry acclaim and tours with rock luminaries including, Alice Cooper, Quireboys, Backyard Babies, as well as support slots with Mötley Crue, Poison, Cinderella, W.A.S.P., and many other hard rock heroes.

When Yamaha Guitars (http://www.ClassicRocks.ca) commissioned their newly launched handcrafted guitar series, they asked if Kelly would consider representing their line of custom products.

"I was flattered to be considered by Yamaha," he recalls, "and I will enjoy being their classical guitars spokesperson." When not rocking the live venues, Kelly also actively produces and composes jingles, most recently being heard on a Pontiac commercial broadcast throughout venues across Canada. Additionally, in 2005, Sean was selected out of thousands of entries by Guitar Player magazine to perform at the inaugural Guitar Hero Competition. As a Top 10 finalist, Sean performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in front of celebrity judges Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather. For more on the Crash Kelly visit: http://www.MySpace.com/CrashKelly

Warrior Records is a music company whose products are distributed worldwide. Its businesses also include publishing divisions that administrate a wide range of copyrights, a music supervision firm specializing in motion picture and television soundtracks, and a new media and technologies division that develops and implements new formats, e-commerce, and emerging Internet methodology. Warrior Records is a division of L.A. Entertainment, Inc., a California based entertainment corporation.

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