Guitarist/vocalist Gary Moore has formed a new
hard-rock power trio, Scars. Joining Moore are former Skunk Anansie bass
guitarist Cass Lewis and Primal Scream drummer Darrin Mooney.
Scars releases its self-titled debut album on September 10in on Sanctuary Records.
"At the end of my last tour (for last year's Sanctuary Records release 'Back to
the Blues') I asked Darrin if he knew any bass players who'd be good for a
hard-rock project, and he suggested Cass," Moore explains.
"I wanted to do more improvisational kinds of things, much like Jimi Hendrix
did with the Band of Gypsys. I was looking for that kind of Band of Gypsys
atmosphere and vibe. It was even surprising to me that I wanted to return to
this kind of music again because I said I wouldn't do that. I was sick of
hard rock. I started enjoying hard rock music again through new bands I like
such as System of a Down. There's a huge difference in hard rock these days
with these big, fat grooves."