Thursday, January 20, 2011

ZZ Top, Extreme guitarists help launch new Pushking album

Pushking have been rocking Russia for years as that country’s premier rock band, and now they’re set to go mainstream and international with the release of “The World As We Love It,” a new album featuring an all-star rock cast.

The album is a 19-track celebration, composed of re-recorded selections from Pushking's catalogue featuring Paul Stanley (KISS), Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), just some of the elite rock alumni who RSVP'd for this musical party.

Formed in 1994, Pushking is the culmination of vocalist/main songwriter Konstantin "Koha" Shustarev, guitarists Nikolai Yegerev and Dmitry Losev, bassist Valeriy Sadakov, keyboardist Vicktor Drobysh and drummer Andrey Kruglov. The chemistry within this band has resulted in a potent brand of rock music, which has preserved through their 15-year career and only gets better.

"It was a gas singin' on their record," said Glenn Hughes. "Take it from me, it's the real deal!!"

“The World As We Love It” is due February 1.

The first video, "It'll Be O.K.," features ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme.

Pushking – It’ll Be O.K. (2011)