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PAGE 12 ROCKNATION ISSUE 24 Rock Alliance was put together by song writer/musician Stewart Sutherland. Sutherland, founding member and bass player for the band Black Stone, wanted to create a high energy project featuring prominent rock musicians from around the globe. Soon to join the casting call were vocalist Eric Langlois (LIFT), Marco Bressette (Protest The Hero, Dead Tired), Kenny Aronoff (Mellencamp, Fogerty) and John Rabbit Bundrick (The Who, Johnny Nash) and Phil Robertson (Burton Cummings). In 2015 Rock Alliance hit Jukasa Studios to cut some tracks. Production was handled by the Juno Award winning duo of Darren Jeter Magierowski and Jill Zimmerman. Two tracks from the sessions, Bad News Travels Fast and the aptly titled Rock And Roll Resurrection received airplay around the world. In fact, Rock And Roll Resurrection became one of the most played rock songs on digital radio. Rock Alliance soon gained traction and other musicians were invited to contribute such as Chris Moore and Jason Pierce (Our Lady Peace, Paramore). Rock Alliance returned to Jukasa in 2016 to record enough tracks to complete an album which will be released later this year. The group is in the process of negotiating with label representation and distribution. With the recent release of the hot new single Radio, the group is ready to put together a line up for some live shows.