A "super-rare" video of SAVATAGE performing the song "Tonight He Grins Again" on the Tampa Music Awards in 1992 has been posted online at YouTube.com . The clip, which is believed to be some of the best existing live footage of the band's "Streets" lineup ( Jon Oliva , Criss Oliva , Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz , Johnny Lee Middleton , and touring member John Zahner ), was provided by John Zahner (ex- SAVATAGE touring keyboard player and current member of JON OLIVA'S PAIN ).
As previously reported, JON OLIVA'S PAIN , the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva , has announced the first U.S. date in support of its sophomore album, "Maniacal Renderings" . The band will play the Bourbon Street Nightclub in New Port Richey, Florida on Saturday, November 25. Support at the show will come from MONEYSHOT and FIRST BORN .
The follow-up to 2004's "'Tage Mahal" , "Maniacal Renderings" was once again recorded at Audio Lab Studios in Tampa, Florida and is described in a press release as "a more progressive, complex and dramatic edge without sacrificing any of the songwriting quality that fans have come to expect during Oliva 's 25-year career."