Rob Kosinski - Drums, Guitars, Piano
Stephan Molynuex - Spoken part of John
Keith Leedham - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Percussion, Sound Effects
“The Fall of Rome” is a five song concept EP that follows the thoughts and actions of John, a radio talk show host and citizen of a society at a crossroads. It chronicles John’s fight against a prevailing tide of collectivism championed by The New Authority. John tries to explain to his listeners the dangers of what The New Authority is doing through historical examples.
The Fall of Rome Lyric Video - 2013
The One (feat. Phil Keaggy) - Single - 2017
The past few years have been tough. More than a few of my musical heroes passed away, many of them far too soon. I decided I wanted to try and write a tribute to these artists that helped influence me. They are in large part why started down this musical road in the first place.
The first thing I did was make a list of my musical heroes who have died since John Lennon was murdered. I then listed a song, or a line from a song that meant something to me by each of those artists. I then began stringing those song titles together as a single lyric as best I could. The only rule I gave myself was the word “Imagine” (a song by John Lennon) would be the first word of the song. I was not able to include every artist that made my original list, and unfortunately more artists had passed away after I had completed the lyric. I wanted to find some way to include two of those artists, Prince and Tom Petty. So if you listen carefully, you will hear tributes to these two giants in some of the production elements. Another huge influence on me was George Martin, the genius Producer of The Beatles. The way some parts were recorded and many of the production elements are my tribute to Sir George.
The cover art is also a tip of the hat of sorts. The colors and font used are reminesent of Elvis Presley's first album, and also "London Calling" by The Clash, which was also a bit of a tribute to Elvis. The jukebox cards have most of the songs and artists that are included in the lyrics. I did some reseach to make sure the "B-sides" were correct for most of the songs that were released as singles. Some artistic license was taken in some cases. You can click on the image above to see a larger, more detailed version of the cover art. Many thanks to Rob Kosinski for his help with the design and layout of the cover art as well as the mixing and mastering of "Heroes and Ghosts"
The following is a list of the artists who songs are included in the lyrics of “Heroes and Ghosts” in no particular order:
Heroes and Ghosts Videos - 2017
Benjamin Orr of The Cars
Joe Strummer of The Clash
Ronnie James Dio
Davy Jones of The Monkees
Chris Squire of Yes
Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead
Glenn Frey of Eagles
Keith Emerson and Greg Lake of ELP
Bon Scott of AC/DC
Randy Rhoads, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne
Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Freddie Mercury of Queen
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
Dave Peverett of Foghat
Produced by Keith Leedham
Mixed and Mastered by Rob Kosinski
Keith Leedham - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys
Ryan Kosinski - Drums
This is the official version of the video.
This is the alternate version of the video that displays the song titles and artists that inspired each line of lyrics