Rusty Cooley says:
Well guys it's officially over. I always said if Outworld didn't work out I wasn't starting over from scratch with unknown local guys and I'm not. I'm going to go on as a solo artist and continue to write and record with professional musicians that already have an established name. At the moment I'm working on a cd with Derek Sherinian that will be a band effort with vocals. We are looking for a singer that ranges from Hetfield to Meshuggah so if you know someone please let me know or direct them to Derek's myspace www.myspace.com/dereksherinian2008 . I will also be going back to NY and CT at the end of May to do my next dvds with Rock House Method titled Arpeggio Madness! and I will also be doing clinics through out the year.
The rest of the guys are still out there kicking it Matt and his little bro have a band Bobby and Shawn are involved in a couple of bands together and who knows what Carlos is up to and Kelly is playing in a cover band with my guitar tech Mike Nedd.
I hope to see an Outworld reunion one day for a few gigs or something it's really a shame it didn't last but life goes on and you keep moving certain doors close so others can open.
The Outworld website, board and myspace will remain up I hope to continue to draw fans even though the band is no more. I am really proud of Outword's first and only cd and can only imagine what we could have done if everyone would have hung on through the tough times.
Special thanks goes out to all of you the fans for your support.
Plus a review of Rusty's free Clinic:
Well, its only hours after the event and I must say, WOOT!! I was friggen blown away. Great turnout of guitar players of all levels and styles. I was lucky enough to snag one of the front row seats since I arrived a few hours early. It was a LONG AAAAASSSS Drive to Texas City but it was totally worth it.
A four-page tablature packet was handed out minutes before the clinic began which included licks to be on such magazines as Japans Young Guitar Magazine. A run through and break down of each lick was executed along with the background of each lick and a sort of "story" behind it as to how it came about in Rustys shred arsenal. A number of helpful tips and questions poped up during the lessons from students.
The very end of the clinic marked the gear portion of the event. The weapons of choice in Rustys rig today was:
-Of course the wonderful RC7
-Peavey 6505 Head as a power amp
-Rocktron Prophesy II (W.Floorboard)
-Rusty Cooley O.D Pedal by Pro Tone
-George Lynch Dragon 2 Wah (I think)
-A customed skinned Diamond Amp cab
-A cute little 3 ft high red music sheet stand
Free posters were being autographed (At least i think they were free, I stole one in front of him I WILL PAY YOU BACK IF IT COSTS DUDE!)
Merch Stand Included
Rock House DVDs
Rusty Pro Tone pedals
Summing it all up
-Great lessons and audience interview-ee portions
-Free shreddy filled tab book and a sweet poster
-Kick ass gear and playing
Rusty also says: I
will happily do a clinic any where go to your local music stores and request it!