The New Single by Fretless

Art Cover Picture: Courtesy of ELT Records

ELTRecords proudly announce the release of “We Support The Ride”, the new single by FRETLESS.

“We Support The Ride” is now available on Amazing Tunes featuring “Stand And Deliver”, and “Ride” a song written in support of “AfterDark” racing team for their 2012 campaign in the Ducati 848 Chalenge series.

To purchase "We Support The Ride" the new single by Fretless click on the link below:

Check out the “AfterDark” team at:

ELT Records is a small and helpful label based in Birmingham, UK working hard for unsigned bands. ELT Records’ owner Simon Altham has this to say:

“We give unsigned bands the opportunity to get their music out to a wide audience. We work with a great Swedish rock/metal band from Gothenburg called “Fretless”, and we are also working as UK agents to “Phantom-X”, a band from Texas”.  

For further info on ELT Records: www.eltrecords.com


The New Single by Ink
By Johnny Bacolas
Photos: Courtesy of Chris Tsantalis-Ink
Lyrics: Used with permission from the copyright owner

“Ophelia” is a fictional character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. This obscure character inspired INK singer Chris Tsantalis to write the lyrics.

“The song is about the dark side of love showing Ophelia as the drama queen who drags you into her vortex and you struggle to jump back and see the light again”. (Chris Tsantalis)

“We tried to give a cinematic feel to a dramatic story, looking through the alleys of pain for the path of redemption and the stairs of atonement”. (INK Official Press Release).

This drama queen I’ve heard you loved those days
She is shooting straight into your heart now
The endless nights you prayed for her to gods
Trading your dreams under the moonlight

Everything for you my dark queen
My heart laid in your altar,
You sacrificed the crown we shared
with dragons in our tower

You’ve touched the womb and tried to plant the rose
in coals you’ve wished for garden flowers
and then Ophelia came to steal her mind
Your world became this frozen palace

Well, I feel free I m a bird inside
The clouds I own for wings and
I hope you’ll clear your own sky too
Goodnight I choose my dreams now
Pandora I closed your box you won’t hurt me anymore…

“Ophelia” the new single & video clip by INK are expected to be released on February 14th, 2012.

Video Director: Savvas Karabalasis

Studios: 3D Cor Alexandroupolis

Lyrics by Chris Tsantalis

Music by Kostas Apostolopoulos

Cello by Brian Gunter

String Arrangements by Johnny Bacolas

Produced by Johnny Bacolas

Engineered by Johnny Bacolas

Mixed by Jonathan Plum and Johnny Bacolas at London Bridge Studio, Seattle, WA where bands such as Mother Love Bone, Temple Of The Dog, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains among others, recorded memorable albums. On his part, Johnny Bacolas is a well known Seattle-based musician, composer, producer and videographer. He was a member of “Alice N’Chains”, a precursor of Alice In Chains. 

Video Preview:

Press Reviews:
For further info please feel free to visit INK site at:




Courtesy of Rob Saunders
DEUCE Management

"Paint This Town" video  by "The Fuse" was made by In-Vision TV who have worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Keane and Crowded House to name but a small few.  It was filmed in various parts of London and the live extracts were taken from The Fuse’s gig in Shoreditch on the 27th October 2011.  If you were at the gig, you may even see yourself on it…

We hope you enjoy the video and please feel free to forward it on to anyone else who may like The Fuse’s music!

Join The Fuse On Facebook Remember to follow progress on The Fuse by ‘Liking’ us on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/thefusemusic
Album "Freedom Of The City" You can still purchase our current album Freedom Of The City via iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.  Full details can be found at www.thefusemusic.com/music.php Contact Information For bookings or any other enquires regarding The Fuse, please contact Rob Saunders from Deuce Management & Promotion at rob@deucemp.com or visit www.deucemp.com Further information about The Fuse can be found at www.thefusemusic.com and www.facebook.com/thefusemusic

The Fuse would like to thank everyone for all of your continued support and we hope to see you at our next gig at Native Tongue in London on Friday 10 February, details of which will be published in our next newsletter!



The Album

Article/Review by Adriana Rubio
Photos: Courtesy of Graciela Rodriguez
“Each song in the album has a story, because each one has its own identity and it has gone through many shapes and forms. You never know where a song might take you…”

Singer Graciela Rodriguez was born in Galicia, Spain and currently resides in London. She is without a doubt, an artist-performer by nature. Her passion and love for music are inimitable. At the early age of 2, Graciela started her non-stop walk into the performing arts world.

Graciela Rodriguez studied classical singing and finished a PGDip in Vocal Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She is very much acclaimed in England and is now increasing a fan-base around the globe. Graciela has also been the winner of a government funded competition called “I Festival Pop-Rock Xunta de Galicia” and recently winner of the GSD Latin Music Awards in London, in the “Best Female Singer”, “Best Single”, “Best Album” categories, amongst other relevant recognitions over the years.

Musically, she has the innate ability of mixing different genres to create dancing tunes from pop, disco and funk melodies, giving the listener an intense and vivid picture of what music means to her: “Freedom”.

“Now it is me” is the kind of album that proves Graciela is not just an entertainer but a very talented artist who gives her own “get-up and go” in each song and pleases the listener with well done musical variations and arrangements. Even though Graciela has a classical singing background, she does not use it much, and really surprises you when vocalizing high notes so delicately.   

“It's a natural response of the way the music flows. The music itself dictates me to sing it in this way or the other, and I do not think about it. This way of singing, mixing registers, allows me to express the songs more freely and I would say, with more expressive accuracy. My voice is there to express myself freely, so why not use it when it comes naturally in certain places?”

Graciela produces her own musical compositions creatively. “Now it is me” certainly is a delightful album with not only great dancing tunes but remarkable lyrics.

“Each song in the album has a story, because each one has its own identity and it has gone through many shapes and forms. For example, when I wrote "Just another night", the idea was to make a song with no substance, with simple chords and with no deep meaning. But, as it grew, I was able to relate it to an experience I had (lyrically), and the basic harmony managed to create a nice bond with the melody and the rhythm”.

Oscar Lo Bruto is one of the producers and music mixers who worked hand in hand with Graciela for the “Now it is me” album. However, there were other well known producers such as Paul Carmichael and George Christie working on the album. And this is what she says about a particular experience she had while working on the song “Just Another Night”.

“When I was about to give it to Oscar Lo Brutto, the producer who mixed it and put it nicely, I thought: "hold on a minute, this should have a Bollywood touch", I just heard it in the song! I could hear the strings and the beat. So I added them. And then Oscar added-suggested a tabla pattern in one of the middle sections, and also enhanced the beat with his magical touches, to make it sound a bit more Bollywood-ish. The result is a happy song that makes you dance. You never know where a song might take you; it has a life of its own!

“Now it is me” is filled with outstanding tracks such as “Just Another Night”, “It Will Rain”, “Not With Me”, “Everything” and the number one hit “Way of Life” which is to me the most accurate example of what Graciela says: “You never know where a song might take you…”“Way Of Life” is musically the richest track from the album. The combination of fine Flamenco, Pop, Latin and a bit of Hip-Hop rhythms make this song a brilliant one. It also includes a well performed guitar solo in the style of rocker Eddie Van Halen. Graciela works with prestigious musicians such as Dave Kilminster internationally known as the touring guitarist of Roger Waters’ “The Wall”, and Xantoné Blacq the keyboardist of the late Amy Winehouse.

Graciela Rodriguez also has credits on Imdb as an actress. She acted in the Spanish film “Relatos” directed by Mario Iglesias. “Relatos” was shown at the International Film Festival in Tokyo in 2010, and also in the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. She then worked as a background artist/stand-in for many other films such as "Gambit", with Cameron Diaz, a film that hasn't been released yet, and in “John Carter of Mars", the next big Disney feature film.

“I find it very amusing and I love to perform in character mode. There are so many things you can do!”

For more information on Graciela Rodriguez, tour dates or to purchase “Now it is me”, feel free to visit her official website at:



"Let The Music Do The Talking"

Live At The Montrose Room
Friday, January 20th, 2012
Free Tickets available

Article by Adriana Rubio

“The Root Cause” is an American Acoustic Rock group from Chicago, IL originally formed by musicians coming from different musical styles and genres. But when you listen to them… it all sounds like they’ve been touched by a magic wand to play together one of the most challenged styles: acoustic. 

Max Riske is the band’s leader and singer, a veteran rocker and award winning from Chicago. Max has an uncountable number of successful live performances and recording sessions on a giant resume.

“The Root Cause” members work as a team and have shared their experiences and musical backgrounds from jazz to blues and rock to give birth to their first CD “Let The Music Do The talking”. The title talks by itself, just listen to what the music has to say.

When playing acoustic songs you have to hear the “musical notes” clear as crystal and enjoy the harmony between them. “The Root Cause” acoustic set “Let The Music Do The Talking” provides not only well played songs with surprising lyrics but undeniably building peaks as being a part of a theatrical play.

There’s an event happening on Friday, January 20th. “The Root Cause” will perform at The Montrose Room. According to press release from the band’s camp, there are free tickets available!

Live At The Montrose Room
Friday, January 20th, 2012
Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Free Tickets Available: s_riske@yahoo.com
For booking or licensing inquiries, contact Paul Grachan paul@motumanagement.com

And make sure you "LIKE" the facebook page for the band at:  www.facebook.com/therootcause




“A City under siege… There’s nothing more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose…”
Article by Adriana Rubio

William Kaufman film “Sinners & Saints” is a believable action-cops movie starring Actor Johnny Strong, Kevin Phillips, Tom Berenger, Sean Patrick Flanery, Costas Mandylor and MMA legend Bas Rutten.


“In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, beleaguered Detective Sean Riley (Johnny Strong) is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide Detective, Will Ganz, (Kevin Phillips) to help solve a series of brutal murders that have plunged the city into a major gang war. The two quickly realize there is something far more sinister going on than either could have ever imagined”.

Official Trailer:


All action-shooting scenes really convince the audience that the characters involved are authentic cops chasing villains tactically handling their weapons around New Orleans. It really gives you an idea about how meticulous Director William Kaufman is when working on an action film like Sinners & Saints. Kaufman counted with the help of Sonny Puzikas, a former Russian Special Forces Operative to train the actors.

Here is “Bullets don’t lie”, a five minutes footage showing Sonny Puzikas training actor Johnny Strong for “Sinners & Saints”. Used with permission from Team J Strong.


Sinners & Saints also counts with a memorable knives fight scene. Here is a clip of the knife training starring Johnny Strong and Ron Balicki. Used with permission from Team J Strong.


Aside from the action, there is a well developed story with clear plot points and very good acting. Another important element to keep in mind is the music for the film which provides the right climax in every scene. The music was written and performed by Actor Johnny Strong. The song “Let You Go” from “The War Of Art” album is the main soundtrack for the film.

If you are an action-cops movie lover and enjoy listening to real rock music, “Sinners & Saints” is the film for you. It’s now available on BLUE-RAY and DVD. A Must See!



From the Jim Morrison Manual Case
  ©Copyrighted material
 …Still in study…
By Adriana Rubio

Soon after the publication of the book entitled “Jim Morrison: Ceremony” in June of 2005, I continued working on the mysterious death of James Douglas Morrison and the tale of the Oregon Cowboy.
The investigation started with the story of Gerald Pitts and “His” Jim Morrison, the one who affirms to have discovered the Lizard King in the Pacific Northwest without even knowing who The Doors members are. Although Gerald Pitts did his best to cooperate for the “Ceremony” book back in 2005 with a number of interviews, he couldn’t answer much of the questions and was always more concerned in making-up stories than in providing an interview with “His” Jim Morrison.

I listened to all the tapes minute after minute for several weeks and as if they were little pieces of a BIG puzzle, I reached out the right words I needed to get the false French name “HIS” Morrison lives under. And, on December 14th of 2005 I got in touch for the first time and on my own with the supposed Jim Morrison and his wife. This event made Gerald Pitts very angry at me. He called my publisher and left a message saying:

“You are NEVER to call him again”.

In some way I was a bit lucky for being in touch with “this” Jim Morrison and his wife, but the doubts of who this man is are still present and, for a long time, I felt like in a crossroad. This turned out more difficult when his wife notified me that her husband was in a serious health condition due to a chemotherapy treatment. According to her, he was facing this treatment for the second time because of an old illness which she didn’t specify it as cancer but a “liver illness”.

Around 2007 a new book about Jim Morrison came out in French language authored by Sam Bernnett, a former manager of the famous pub “Rock and Roll Circus” situated in Paris. A place Jim Morrison visited often during his stay in France. Bernnett came out the closet 36 years later saying that Jim Morrison died of a “heroin overdose” at the pub toilet and that Jim’s body was then moved by two drug dealers to the apartment where he was found “dead” by Pamela Courson.  How did Bernnett know Jim Morrison died of heroin overdose?  How did he know “heroin” was present if neither autopsy was performed nor toxicology tests were done?

Many things have been said about Jim Morrison over the years… and the Oregon Cowboy is perhaps the craziest story I have heard. But, is it really that crazy? What is it behind? It’s time to reveal the secrets and all the inconsistencies. Don’t let them believe that you are eating all the garbage they want you to eat. Stop thoughts control!

I’m studying the case the best way I can since 2004 and I will share here the information I consider most relevant step by step in separate articles. To start with I want to make clear that I have NO proofs to affirm that the Oregon Cowboy is the real James Douglas Morrison, but I have collected evidence that can lead to get the truth once and for all.


On August 11th, 1971 the American Embassy in Paris, France made a report on the death of James Douglas Morrison. It is entitled “Report of the Death of an American Citizen”. This report was sent to Jim Morrison’s father Rear Admiral George Stephen (Steve) Morrison. However, it took 13 years to get this report signed and finished by Secretary of State George P. Shultz on February 17th, 1984!

This document also makes clear that Jim Morrison’s remains can be disinterred at any time upon the request of nearest relatives or legal representatives of the estate. Let’s concentrate now on the events prior to the supposed death of Jim Morrison:

1-Jim Morrison lost his passport along with all his identity cards and personal documents at Marseilles Airport. He and Pam had to come back to Paris to apply for a new one at the US Embassy in Paris, France. After a short period of time, Jim’s old passport was found at the airport where he lost it and got it back. This is the passport that was sent to his father: US passport number J900083, issued at Los Angeles, California on August 7th, 1968.

Did Jim Morrison apply for a “New Passport” or for an “Emergency Passport”? There is a big difference between them. When applying for a new passport you are required to present documentation to prove your identity. And, according to what it has been said over the years Jim Morrison lost his passport together with personal documentation at Marseilles Airport. How could he get his identity verified? 

Now, if Jim asked for an “Emergency Passport”; it might have been different. Although it is a requirement to present documentation to prove anyone’s identity, he should have filled the “Lost Passport Form” which in fact proves that he already had a passport so he proved his identity without presenting any ID cards or documentations. However, his lost reported passport should have been cancelled immediately; it means the very same day of reporting it lost. It didn’t. It was initially reported as cancelled on August 11th of 1971 and was completely over on February 17th of 1984! If we follow the hypothesis of Jim Morrison faking his death on July 3rd of 1971, the “Emergency Passport” allowed Jim to travel anywhere until August 11th of 1971 and/or until February 17th of 1984! Remember that Secretary of State George P. Shultz signed it as terminated in 1984 and testifying as a true copy from the Passport Services, Department of State.

Another important thing to take into account is Jim’s name on the “Emergency Passport”. According to Gerald Pitts from rodeoswest.com, Jim Morrison got it under a French name. How did he do it? Well, I’ve been thinking on this for several months and I got to the conclusion that if Jim Morrison got an “Emergency Passport” it shouldn’t be that difficult to get his name changed because he had his identity already verified to walk onto the next step: filling the “Change of Name Form” and signed it with a French name. Things in this regard have turned different after September 11 of 2001. To get a name changed you must prove your identity first and no matter how many passports renewals you have had in the past.

2-Jim Morrison met with two Americans and recorded a 14 minutes session. He wrote “Jomo and the Smoothies” on the tape box and put it into a plastic bag together with two reels, some pictures, a notebook filled with poems, an article titled “Morrison Hotel Revisited” written by Patricia Kennealy for the “Jazz & Pop” magazine, an interview with film director Jean-Luc Godard and an official press kit pictures from Elektra Records. This plastic bag was kept by a Jim’s friend Philippe until 1993. He made copies to give away to fans after a concert celebrating Jim Morrison’s 50th birthday. Some time later, a bootleg CD appeared in Canada as “The Lost Paris Tapes”. In 1995 a German fan bought the original tapes for ten thousand dollars.

If Jim Morrison had plans to fake his death, he was just simple following the steps to be remembered as a poet, so he left the plastic bag on purpose. Even though his friend Philippe reminded him about the plastic bag, Jim said he would take it later instead of spending one minute walking back and take it. And, by the way “Jomo and the Smoothies” is an interesting anagram to talk about: “Mojo dies at the Moons”. This anagram was never mentioned.

In the Voodoo chapter of the “Jim Morrison: Ceremony” book, page 69, it is discussed “Mr. Mojo Risin” as an anagram of Jim Morrison name and it is also explained in detail the word “Mojo” as a bag where  shamans, sorcerers, medicine men and Voodoo Priests keep their healing and magician tools.

Now, “Jomo and the Smoothies”, another anagram made by Jim Morrison, contains once and again the word “Mojo”. Jim Morrison knew well all about shamanism, but he also knew about Nietzsche and others subjects as well. This anagram is discussed in “The Intelligence Circles” section of The Jim Morrison Manual Case.     

3-Jim Morrison phoned drummer John Densmore three weeks before his alleged death.  John is supposed to be the person who disagreed with Jim in some aspects during the time they spent together with The Doors. Despite this, Jim called John Densmore instead of Ray Manzarek. 

Jim knew well enough how to scare people. He had the ability to read people’s minds and John witnessed this happening on many occasions. In the interview I had with John Densmore for the “Ceremony” book he said Jim’s eyes scared him and that sometimes he didn’t know how to deal with that fear. Jim knew about John’s sentiments. It wouldn’t be crazy to think that Jim probably wanted John to remember him with a kind gesture (?). Coincidence or not, the wife of the supposed Jim Morrison in Oregon told me in an e-mail that her husband wanted to talk to John Densmore and asked me for a phone number to reach him. 

4-Jim Morrison mailed a letter to “The Doors” financial administrator Bob Green to ask him for a complete balance of his financial state as he and Pam had decided to stay in Paris for a longer period of time. Morrison also asked for a credit card for him and Pam and a current account of three thousands dollars to be spent on the house expenses. According to what it was reported Bob Green received the letter on July 3rd, 1971, just the day Jim supposedly died.

If Jim was planning to disappear with an “Emergency Passport”, no matter which name was in. He was still the same “identified” person since he was filed with the same passport number. This might have allowed him to use credit cards and make any bank transactions. Keep in mind that the so called “Lost Passport” was officially over in 1984! This means that the “Emergency Passport” was over too in 1984.

5-Jim Morrison had wrote a number of letters to Patricia Kennealy during his stay in Paris, and in his last letter he apparently revealed that he was tired of Paris and that he could only breathe lies in the air. According to Kennealy, she will publish all of these letters along with the poems Jim Morrison wrote to her without having to ask for permission to the Morrison Estate in a book entitled “Fire Heart” in 2021.

I personally don’t buy this story. She introduced herself as “The Lizard Queen” so I think the whole thing is linked to the release of the New World Order.

6-Jim Morrison visited the Père Lachaise Cemetery with an unknown friend. He is supposed to have said that he wanted to be buried in that place. And, he is supposedly buried there. If he wanted to be remembered as a poet, the Père Lachaise Cemetery was the perfect place to bury a poet not a rock star.