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Postby Joe Vana » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:51 pm

Hello All.....

At 10:22 tonight I received an email...one I shall remember forever....it simply ready "I'm In!"

I have been dreaming of doing an album with this guy, this monster player songwriter since I was probably 12....one of my top favorite players in the world....and one of the best writers in rock...

It will very much please Mecca fans....it will please fans of his band immensely too as it will reflect both of our styles and passions in music....

It will be a bit before I can announce more...I was going to take a break, but breaks are for the weak hahahahah....I am going to buckle in and we can start writing...

This was a really good day!!!!

JV
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Postby lordreo » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:47 pm

Sounds awesome, I'm happy for you :)

Don't wait too long with additional information (please?) ;)
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Postby Brett » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:07 am

Too lazy to check what time it would have been in Japan when it was 10.22 in Chicago...but hope my inkling's right! Happy for you Joe whether I'm on the money or miles off!
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Postby axecrew » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:06 am

mmmph......mmmmph........mmmmmph.....damn tape......and damn I'm not allowed to guess either since i got it right on the phone.
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Postby chynablue » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:12 pm

?!!?!!?!?!??!
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Postby Joe Vana » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:20 am

chynablue wrote:?!!?!!?!?!??!


No smoke and mirrors....Just can't reveal anything yet...will not replace Mecca, but will be a project I have looked forward to doing...

Will there be another Mecca??? Don't know.....but....Had a great day of reflection today...days like this are good...you see things clearly with the rose colored glasses off...and clarity can be a refreshing thing...I am very thankful for all the music I have been involved in, the 40 plus albums I have sang on the past 15 years, and the uber talented guys I have been lucky enough to work with...I am a normal guy, and appreciate all the support people have given me through the years...some more than others...

I look forward to the future...musically, personally....it no longer frightens me....and that is a BIG step forward for me....

Have a great day guys!!

JV
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Postby ptgraphics » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:30 am

I bet you and Dennis DeYoung would sound great together. I doubt it will ever happen though.

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Postby Joe Vana » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:31 am

ptgraphics wrote:I bet you and Dennis DeYoung would sound great together. I doubt it will ever happen though.

Pat


Hey Pat

We already have...."Too Miss Somebody" on Jim Peterik and World Stage....I do the backgrounds and have lead step out parts on the ending as well...I actually sang the original version and then Denny came in and replaced my leads...that was a fun day in the studio...showing DDY parts!!! He is a GREAT guy...one of the best, I see people blast him and they OBVIOUSLY do not know him...he is a genuine, real, honest guy...and funny as Hell, as in stand up funny!!!...Anyway...he is not it!!!

And, don't say never!!!

Have a Great Day!!!!

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Postby Tito » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:34 am

Joe Vana wrote:Hello All.....

At 10:22 tonight I received an email...one I shall remember forever....it simply ready "I'm In!"

I have been dreaming of doing an album with this guy, this monster player songwriter since I was probably 12....one of my top favorite players in the world....and one of the best writers in rock...

It will very much please Mecca fans....it will please fans of his band immensely too as it will reflect both of our styles and passions in music....

It will be a bit before I can announce more...I was going to take a break, but breaks are for the weak hahahahah....I am going to buckle in and we can start writing...

This was a really good day!!!!

JV


Michaele Salahi?!
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Re: Vana/???????

Postby Joe Vana » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:21 pm

Tito wrote:
Joe Vana wrote:Hello All.....

At 10:22 tonight I received an email...one I shall remember forever....it simply ready "I'm In!"

I have been dreaming of doing an album with this guy, this monster player songwriter since I was probably 12....one of my top favorite players in the world....and one of the best writers in rock...

It will very much please Mecca fans....it will please fans of his band immensely too as it will reflect both of our styles and passions in music....

It will be a bit before I can announce more...I was going to take a break, but breaks are for the weak hahahahah....I am going to buckle in and we can start writing...

This was a really good day!!!!

JV


Michaele Salahi?!


I think Neal has that all tied up hahahahahah....

WOW...he is a nut!!
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Postby Greg » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:13 am

Joe Vana with Steve Perry.

You heard it hear first folks! :wink:
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Postby jaxmanjoe » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:31 am

Greg wrote:Joe Vana with Steve Perry.

You heard it hear first folks! :wink:


Too funny...although...you never know...
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Postby Joe Vana » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:49 pm

Greg wrote:Joe Vana with Steve Perry.

You heard it hear first folks! :wink:


Um...no....
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Postby yulog » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:38 am

Richard page?...steve lukather?
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Postby G.I.Jim » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:43 am

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you patched things up with JP?
The artist formerly known as Jim. :-)
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Postby Saint John » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:29 pm

Sullivan is my guess.
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Postby Brian M » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:01 pm

Hmmm, 12 years old..... as a clue...

1) Barney the Purple Dinosour!
2) Davey Jones from the Monkees
3) Me, wait I haven't known Joe that long...

I know who it is, but I ain't squealing :) The union should make a lot of MR people happy though... :D

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Postby Joe Vana » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:58 pm

I am talking to ??????? On Monday....after that I can discuss what we are doing!!!

Should be interesting!

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Postby jaxmanjoe » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:59 pm

Can't wait!
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Postby lordreo » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:06 pm

Joe Vana wrote:I am talking to ??????? On Monday....after that I can discuss what we are doing!!!

Should be interesting!

JV


Did you two discuss it?

If yes, I guess the result was to keep it secret a little while longer ;)

But seriously, looking forward to the announcement...

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Postby Calbear94 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:23 pm

Of course it is Wednesday and there has been no announcement! :-)
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Postby Joe Vana » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:34 pm

Calbear94 wrote:Of course it is Wednesday and there has been no announcement! :-)


I am in limbo right now...I apologize!!! Will get it on here as SOON as I can....

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Postby Joe Vana » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:55 am

Joe Vana wrote:
Calbear94 wrote:Of course it is Wednesday and there has been no announcement! :-)


I am in limbo right now...I apologize!!! Will get it on here as SOON as I can....

JV


Guys...

I have tried REPEATEDLY to "Reach" this fine fellow....

It was a "I'm in!!" and then I cannot "Reach" him forever....

I thought my "Search is Over"...but instead I will just move on with Mecca III as planned...

I really feel that I could have made an Epic album with this amazing guitar player, as we have worked together before........

But it was not in the cards....

On To Mecca III..................

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Postby Tito » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:20 am

Wow, score one for a Saint John. He guessed correctly...I assume. I was thinking Lukather, DeYoung, or Page like others have mentioned.
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Postby jaxmanjoe » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:04 am

That's too bad...I agree you could have made an epic album.

Mecca III sounds good to me, too, though :)
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Postby lordreo » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:18 am

Joe Vana wrote:Guys...

I have tried REPEATEDLY to "Reach" this fine fellow....

It was a "I'm in!!" and then I cannot "Reach" him forever....

I thought my "Search is Over"...but instead I will just move on with Mecca III as planned...

I really feel that I could have made an Epic album with this amazing guitar player, as we have worked together before........

But it was not in the cards....

On To Mecca III..................

JV


Hey Joe,

Thanks for the update. Really seems odd how that went. Sorry that didn't work out. Dumb question: Are you sure he's not just on vacation or something like that?

Anyway I too think Mecca III is something to look forward to :)

Greets Roy
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Postby Joe Vana » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:53 am

lordreo wrote:
Joe Vana wrote:Guys...

I have tried REPEATEDLY to "Reach" this fine fellow....

It was a "I'm in!!" and then I cannot "Reach" him forever....

I thought my "Search is Over"...but instead I will just move on with Mecca III as planned...

I really feel that I could have made an Epic album with this amazing guitar player, as we have worked together before........

But it was not in the cards....

On To Mecca III..................

JV


Hey Joe,

Thanks for the update. Really seems odd how that went. Sorry that didn't work out. Dumb question: Are you sure he's not just on vacation or something like that?

Anyway I too think Mecca III is something to look forward to :)

Greets Roy


No...this has been an ongoing thing for years....

I am probably better off sticking close to home and Mecca anyway....it is what I do best.....plus, I can make the album I want as Mecca III...and take advantage of the freaking amazing band of players I am surrounded with....

It was worth the thought, the attempt.....

You guys can "wait" for the new Survivor album, and I will get cracking on Mecca III...

Have a GREAT day guys....JV
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