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Jason Jennings / Press

“Jason Jennings, a name known to many as the bassist with Jon Oliva's Pain, is to go into the recording studio in early 2013 to work on a new and exciting project pertaining to an album release shortly after. UK rock entrepreneur Tara Kramer, director of Rapunzel Rock Agency (RapunzelRockAgency on Facebook), is pleased to announce that she will be representing Jason for the US and Europe with this release. The album and lyrics will be drawn from Jason's often bizarre life experiences.”

“The name Savatage is synonymous with bay area heavy metal. Frontman Jon Oliva’s roots have been deeply seated here since 1976, and he has performed with an array of groups, including Trans-Siberian Orchestra. His latest musical endeavor, John Oliva’s Pain, is about to embark on a European tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Savatage’s Hall of the Mountain King. They’re kicking it off by performing at The Ritz Ybor on Saturday night. As has been proven in the past, the show should be a sight to beheld. The group performs with Jet City and Seven Kingdoms at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Tickets are $25.”

“Hi Jason, thank you for taking the time out for an interview. Lee, it’s my absolute pleasure! What made you want to become a musician? A touch of insanity, I’m sure. But in all actuality, my younger brother Dana had developed into a monster guitarist at an early age; he played because it was in his heart and soul and he had an amazing ear. I had gained some notoriety for my visual art and illustrative abilities at a young age, but since the musicians in our neighbourhood gravitated toward my brother I gravitated toward them. This was in 1975, when I was fifteen years old. My reasoning for playing music was a bit more superficial. It was—well—cool!!!”

“This was the last night of a month long tour of Europe, with one date in UAE thrown in, and the band members were delighted with how it had all gone. Bassist Jason Jennings was slightly overwhelmed by one Italian fan who had contacted him to say how much he had enjoyed the Milan show and that he was getting the money together somehow to fly to London for the final night. "It makes me feel that I did do something worthwhile with my life..." he told the small gathering of punters and journos who had showed up mid-afternoon to get a few words from the band. Several Savatage die-hards in that group were delighted that the band members gave them as much time as they wanted. Jon had however stayed back in the hotel to catch up on some sleep but Jason, Chris Kinder, Joe Diaz and Jerry Outlaw clearly enjoyed chatting with the fans and gearing up for one final performance of a tour that seems to have given them added impetus for the months ahead. More on the future shortly.”

“JON OLIVA'S PAIN Gearing Up To Release Details Of Forthcoming Album Hot Flashes Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 01:13:32 EST JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer/producer Chris Kinder has checked in with the following update: "News of a new record and release dates coming soon. Working out the final details and confirmed info in the next few days....onward and upward we go!”

“As part of our coverage of the great Dokk’em Festival in the Netherlands, we met up with the legendary Jon Oliva. While Jon is well known for his work with Savatage, the ending of the band didn’t mean the end of his music, as he continued with his own project, Jon Oliva’s Pain and, of course, the band that is considered the successor of Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra. Jon Oliva’s Pain is in the middle of a tour playing the classic Savatage record “The Hall of the Mountain King”, an album that is considered a fundamental part of rock and metal history. Jon took the time to let us into the tour bus to talk about not only the present and future, but also to take a walk down memory lane and revisit the story of Savatage. You can see the video at the bottom of the page.”