Desert Dragon’s Greg Patnode & Keith St. John (Burning Rain) Discuss New Record, This Side Of Heaven 11/17/2022



In 2011, Desert Dragon released their debut EP called Desolation, produced by legendary producer Ron Nevison, and had two Billboard charting singles. Their full-length record from 2016 called Before The Storm, which was produced by the great Jimbo Barton (Queensryche, Rush) was also a success, yielding a song called “Save My World,” which won Best Rock Song at the Malibu Music Awards.

Desert Dragon have just released a brand new full-length record called This Side Of Heaven with new singer Keith St. John (Lynch Mob, Burning Rain, Kingdom Come), and guitarist/founding member Greg Patnode and Keith St. John are here on the Dr. Music podcast to discuss it!




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