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Dynamic Rock Powerhouse Trio 'BANG' Releases First Album in Nearly 20 Years!

'BANG' Original Members Frank Ferrara and Frankie Gilcken Exclusive Interview!

1 hr 41 min / Published

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho

 In the summer of 1971, BANG, a trio from the Philadelphia area, decided to take a road trip to Florida to try their fortune. While buying some rolling papers in the Sunshine State, they learned about a Faces and Deep Purple concert nearby in Orlando. They showed up at the venue and brazenly declared they were ready to go on stage. The concert organizer asked them to set up and play for him. After a couple songs, he told them they were opening for Rod Stewart and Faces. Before they knew it, BANG was playing with Bachman Turner Overdrive, Deep Purple, Three Dog Night, Fleetwood Mac, Ike and Tina Turner, The Doobie Brothers, and even Black Sabbath. Capitol Records signed them, and three LPs were released.

It’s been nearly 20 years since the band’s previous studio album, two decades in which they’ve overcome incredible challenges, all to bring this epic slab of heavy, melodic psychedelic metal to their still loyal fanbase!

BANG is back with a new album “Another Me”! Featuring all 3 members of the classic line-up:

PLEASE WELCOME Bassist and lead singer Frank Ferrara and guitarist and singer Frank Gilcken of legendary hard rock band BANG to Interviewing the Legends…









Legendary Metal Trio BANG

To Release New Album “Another Me”

Often called America's answer to Black Sabbath, one of the most unsung bands in the history of US hard rock music, BANG, is back with a new album “Another Me”! Featuring all 3 members of the classic line-up: bassist/vocalist Frank Ferrara, guitarist Frankie Gilcken and original drummer/lyricist Tony Diorio along with new drummer Danny Piselli.

“We’re stoked about our new album ‘Another Me’ … It was a labor of love that’s been a long time coming … We went back to our roots to give our fans … in your face rock … all killer … no filler” - BANG

Check out the first single from the album, the killer title track “Another Me” - Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/bang_anothermesingle

With the heaviness of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with the groove of Grand Funk Railroad, BANG released three critically acclaimed albums on Capitol Records in the early 1970s before disappearing for a number of years. 2023 marks the 52nd anniversary of BANG’s critically acclaimed debut album which was just reissued last week on a unique, limited edition colored vinyl.

Buy the VINYL: https://cleorecs.com/.../shop/bang-pink-yellow-marble-vinyl/

Or CD at


This Pre-Order item is expected to ship near July 21, 2023.




The BANG Story:

From the Basement to the Bright Lights

by Lawrence Knorr (Author), Frank Ferrera (Author), Tony Diorio (Author), Frankie Gilcken (Author)

available at amazon.com







Official website










Death of a Country (recorded 1971, released 2004 on Rise Above Records)

Bang (Capitol Records, 1972) U.S. #164[11]

Mother/Bow to the King (Capitol, 1972)

Music (Capitol, 1973)

Return to Zero (1999)

The Maze (2004)

Another me (2023)


Charted singles

"Questions" (Bang, 1972) U.S. #90



  • Frank Ferrara interview
  • Frank Gilcken interview
  • BANG
  • Classic rock
  • new music 2023
  • Another Me
  • Deep Purple
  • Rod Stewart
  • Mountain
  • Black Sabbath
  • Ray Shasho
  • Interviewing the Legends
  • The Rock Star Chronicles
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The Zoom interview can be seen at www.youtube.com/c/InterviewingtheLegends in its entirety.



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