Many of you probably know Chris McLernon for the time he’s spent as the bassist of hard rock band Saigon Kick. Others may know him as a member of early 90’s band Cold Sweat with former Keel guitarist Marc Ferrari. Well, get ready to know Chris as the frontman of a new project he has called Kinell. Kinell has a new single called “Take It All,” which is on the band’s debut, Crash. Burn. Rebirth.
In this interview, Chris tells us all about the Thin Lizzy-inspired Kinell album. He also talks about every other aspect of his career, from being in Kiss cover band Cold Gin with Tommy Thayer, to producing former Cold Sweat vocalist Roy Cathey in his new band The Fifth. Get comfortable and hang out with one of the true gentlemen of rock and roll as he shares a plethora of tales from his long career.
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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!