Quantum Media Publishing is proud to announce the release from its Master Musician Series the exciting and inspirational autobiography “GOLD THUNDER – The Legendary Adventures of a Motown Bassman” from iconic musician-composer TONY NEWTON, funk-rock fusion artist.
The work covers over 50 years of performance and composition legacy beginning with his early days in the 60’s growing up and working in the Detroit music explosion with legendary Blues and Motown artists recording and touring. Artists include John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Little Walter in addition to Motown Stars Smokey and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Diane Ross and the Supremes, Temptations and others.
The work also covers Newton’s migration to Hollywood, CA. his work with Miles Davis drummer in the Tony Williams Lifetime composing and performing the funk-Rock-Fusion classics, “Snake Oil,” and “Red Alert” in the 70’s. Further work includes rock guitar legends Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy and Robby Krieger of the Doors up through the millennium. Additional topics include Newton’s return to college for further artistic development, as well as his innovative “Novaphonic” harmony system discovery up until his current, new “Thunderfunkfusion” project.
The insightful work is an up close and personal workings’ of an immensely creative and fruitful mind of artistic creative expression and the struggles and challenges one must overcome to reach a level of personal gold. Newton, a performer on over 25 historic gold and classic recordings leads you through many musical and spiritual adventures in the ubiquitous world of the music business and history. Gold Thunder will truly entertain and inspire those who grace its’ pages.
Gold Thunder will be released at this years’ 2011 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) International Music Convention in Anaheim, CA. Jan. 13-16 where Newton will be present for book signing in conjunction with the release of the Newton Bass Sample and Loop Library marketed and displayed at the “Art Vista” presentation booth (#6427) throughout the popular event. Gold Thunder is also part of a 3 product package of music CD, book, and upcoming Groovemonster film documentary from Newton.