James Lomenzo Joins Hail

James Lomenzo Playing Bass

Hail has three of dates booked throughout Europe and Asia. The supergroup featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens on vocals, has announced that it will not cancel its tour in the wake of its bassist Paul Gray's untimely death.

The band has released the following statement regarding the matter:

"On Monday we were dealt a devastating blow with Paul's passing two days before our departure. We discussed the situation and unanimously thought that in the face of this tragedy we needed to remain strong and push forward because Paul would have vehemently insisted that the show must go on. In a desperate situation we made an emergency call to James Lomenzo and James responded with a Herculean effort, on only one day's notice, to fly to Portugal and rescue the Rock In Rio festival. His immediate and unselfish call to arms single-handedly saved this entire tour."

James Lomenzo has had a long and very successful career, having played with White Lion, Ozzy, Black Label Society and, most recently, Megadeth.

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