I normally go to YouTube to listen to music which isn’t on Spotify.
And one artist always has me going to YouTube and that artist is John James Sykes otherwise known as John Sykes.
We all know that Sykes puts Boston and the Axl led Guns N Roses “Chinese Democracy” album for to shame for gaps between albums.
The last proper full length album that Sykes released was “Nuclear Cowboy” in 2000. Yep, 21 years down and approaching 22.
The “gap” between albums is now old enough to buy alcohol and drive.
But that doesn’t mean Sykes has been dormant.
In 2004, he released a live album called “Bad Boy Live” which is in my Top 10 of live albums. If you haven’t heard it, check it out, as it’s a perfect capture of his Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Sykes and Thin Lizzy days.
And when he appeared with super hyper release Mike Portnoy on Eddie Trunks show, we all thought that if anyone could get Sykes to release an album, it would be Portnoy.
Well that also didn’t happen.
But Sykes was working and writing and songs started to appear on YouTube.
Dawning Of A New Day
Gates Of Hell
It came out in 2017. Check it out here.
It came out in August 2021. Check it out here.
And the album “Sy-Ops” is scheduled for March 1, 2022.