When the mysterious power of fate helped four rock and roll veterans to join forces, the result was electrifying. These rock juggernauts, who between them have shred stages from Poughkeepsie to Norway, go by the name FOUR BY FATE.
A supergroup of four industry titans, FOUR BY FATE’s lineup consists of: John Regan, Tod Howarth, Rob Affuso and Patrick James Gasperini.
Bassist and producer John Regan has a long list of credits under his belt since touring with Peter Frampton from 1979 through 2010. Regan has toured with Dave Edmunds, Stephen Stills, John Waite, Scandal feat. Patty Smythe and Ace Frehley’s band Frehley’s Comet. His impressive recording credits include: playing bass for Mick Jagger/David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, David Lee Roth and Billy Idol, amongst a long list of other iconic artists.
Singer, guitarist, and keyboardist Tod Howarth has toured and recorded with a handful of legendary rock acts, including 707, Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick and Frehley’s Comet. As a songwriter and producer, he has 5 solo albums to his credit, along with playing a role in songwriting for the bands mentioned.
Drummer Rob Affuso is best known as the percussionist of the hugely popular rock band Skid Row, which sold over 20 million albums worldwide, achieved four Billboard top 100 songs and seven number one videos. Affuso has also recorded with members of Guns N Roses, Jeff Beck and Gilby Clarke.
Guitarist and vocalist Patrick James Gasperini is a songwriter, producer and long-time musician. He has founded numerous chart-topping bands including Pound (their single Upside Down reached No. 15 on Billboard’s chart), Flywheel, Psycho High and several others.
Stet Howland, drummer for WASP and Sean Kelly, guitarist for Helix and Nelly Furtado were the other ‘startup’ members of FOUR BY FATE. AJ Pero, drummer from Twisted Sister replaced Stet and recorded six tracks on the album before he tragically passed away in 2015 – this is thought to be his last recording.
The seeds for the band’s formation were planted in 1986 when Regan and Howarth were on tour together; Regan playing bass with John Waite and Howarth singing and playing keyboards with Cheap Trick. The tour brought the pair together as friends and musicians.
Many months later Regan asked Howarth to join him in Frehley’s Comet, a band fronted by Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and legendary KISS guitarist/singer Ace Frehley. The band put out two studio albums: Frehley’s Comet and Second Sighting, as well Live + One EP and four MTV production videos.
The rest, as fate would have it, is history in the making.
FOUR BY FATE has partnered with Amazing Record Co for the UK and European release of their new record, Relentless, which hits shelves on 3rd June 2016.