You probably know Aldo Nova as the guy that wrote the 1982 classic “Fantasy,” but he has also written songs and/or produced records for the likes of Faith Hill, Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, and more. He has won a Grammy for his work on Celine Dion’s Album Of The Year, Falling Into You, and has been nominated for a Latin Grammy with the group La Ley as well. Aldo has a new 10-song EP which is a preview of an epic rock opera he is set to release called The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage.
In this interview, Aldo talks all about the new record and discusses what it was like writing and producing for Celine Dion and Jon Bon Jovi. We also talk about his ultra rare signature custom Les Paul, which he was kind enough to plug in and play for me! We also talk about writing an autobiography, and dispelling the rumor of a night of sexual debauchery with Lita Ford.
Kick back and enjoy a conversation with Aldo Nova, direct from his state-of-the-art home studio!
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!