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Hollywood Monsters - Big Trouble; image courtesy of Mausoleum Records

Back in 2006, when Deep Purple undertook a massive tour of France, their support was a French band called Café Bertrand. Their guitar player Stéphane “Steph” Honde moved to California a couple of years ago and there he befriended Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge fame and convinced him to play on his debut album. The project took name Hollywood Monsters, and recently signed with Mausoleum Records to release their debut album Big Trouble.

And undoubtedly, in 2006 Honde made a good impression on Don Airey, as the latter is among the guest musicians on the album.

Track list:

  1. Another Day In Grey – Pt 1
  2. Move On
  3. Big Trouble
  4. The Only Way
  5. The Cage
  6. The Ocean
  7. Oh Boy!
  8. Underground
  9. Village Of The Damned
  10. Song For A Fool
  11. Fuck You All (bonus track)

Steph Honde – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Bass
Paul Di’Anno – Vocals (track 11)
Denis Baruta – Guitars (tracks 5, 9 & 11)
Tim Bogert – Bass (tracks 1, 2 & 10)
Olivier Brossard – Bass (track 11)
Vinny Appice – Drums (all tracks except 7, 10 & 11)
Don Airey – Hammond B3 (track 2)
Emmanuel Lamic – Drums (tracks 10 & 11)
Laetitia Gondran – Drums (track 7)

Check out more sound samples on Soundcloud.

Big Trouble by Hollywood Monsters is due out on May 23 via Mausoleum Records.

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for the info.

5 Comments to “Hollywood Monsters”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:

    the singer sounds like Jorn lande.

  2. 2
    Thunderhawk says:


    Do you mean Paul Di’Anno??.
    He has a great voice i saw him live in Emmen last year.
    He only got a bit of a ego problem, he used to be in a small British band called ‘Iron Maiden’, and from the looks of it, he’s still a bit pissed about the fact that Maiden fired him in the early 80ies.
    But aside from that, he’s still a great vocalist ;-).

    A lot of great names on this project, i definitly going to check this one out ;-).


  3. 3
    Adrian says:

    Ha, ha Paul Di’anno….ha, ha….

  4. 4
    Steph says:

    Paul Di’anno sings on the bonus track only.

    Check out the Soundcloud page:


  5. 5
    Patrick says:

    Salut Stéphane. Super album dont “Move on” que tu nous avais fait écouter à la MJC à Manosque lors d’un cours de guitare. Bonne continuation . Un de tes élèves guitaristes. Patrick

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