Singer/Songwriter BENNY MARDONES and HOLLYWOOD SCARS Featuring JAMES DURBIN and ALEX GROSSI To Release Re-Make of the Classic “INTO THE NIGHT” to aid Chicago Animal Rescue Organization
HOLLYWOOD SCARS, (a side project formed in 2016 by JAMES DURBIN and ALEX GROSSI) and legendary singer/songwriter BENNY MARDONES have recorded a new version of the MARDONES classic “INTO THE NIGHT” to aid C.R.I.S.P. (Chicagoland Rescue Intervention Support Program).
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Grossi states: “We had both always liked the song, and thought while we had some extra studio time one night during the “Maps To The Hollywood Scars – VOL1” sessions, that it would be cool to try a more “Rock” version of “Into The Night” . We decided to finish it with some close friends playing, producing and mixing it.
Adds Durbin: “We ended up sending a rough mix to Benny Mardones himself. He was floored, and we immediately connected and came up with a version that we are collectively very happy with. Now it’s time to do something special with the track.
“Into The Night” is unusual for being one of only 10 recordings in history to ever ascend to the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice. The chartings, in 1980 and 1989, were of two similar but separate recordings.
” Many have tried to capture the soul of my beloved “Into The Night” over the years” says Mardones. “I had NO idea what to expect when I received the track . James’s vocal take is near perfect and Alex’s stellar guitar playing really takes it to a whole new level. I could not be happier and cannot wait for my fans to hear what we have done, and help a cause that I hold very dearly , as do both James and Alex.
The track was recorded, produced, edited and mixed by Rick Vierra at Rock Studios in Santa Cruz, CA and AJ St. James at Desert Moon Productions in Las Vegas NV, along with production by Benny Mardones himself.
Additionally, the track includes Washington DC drummer and producer Gregory Gendron and ENUFF Z’ NUFF Founding Bassist Chip Z’ Nuff.
Mastering was done in Nashville by Anthony Focx, known for his studio work with AEROSMITH and BUCKCHERRY among many others.
C.R.I.S.P. is a coalition of rescues, shelters and advocacy groups. Donations are made through One Tail at a Time and earmarked to be used for CRISP services only. One Tail at a Time is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible. FOR MORE INFO: https://www.crispchicago.com/