Don't know what he's doing now. The band you're thinking about is probably Outworld.
I was so disappointed when they split up, they were really good and had potential in my opinion. He released a re-mastered version of his solo album. That was many years ago now and that is basically the last time I heard anything by him.
Of course I've heard some guest apperances he's made but I haven't heard anything new of his own.
Rusty Cooley, as fast as he is, doesn't have the compositional skills of an Yngwie Malmsteen and that's why Cooley is only known to a small number of people. He can't headline even a 3,000 seat arena, probably not even a 2,000 set arena. He's worked so hard but never worked hard enough on his songwriting, or of he did, he just never had the talent for songwriting. I can't even name a vocalist of his. Yngwie has had some excellent vocalists such as Jef Scott Soto and Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow! I wonder what Cooley makes in a year. I seriously doubt he makes even 75 grand a year. It's ad to be one of the most capable guitarists of your generation and barely make a living, but if the internet had never been invented, we'd still have a thriving record industry and he would have been signed to a label who could have put him together with a big name vocalist like Yngwie has had such as Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner - the quality of vocalists Blackmore gets. Yngwie had Mark Boals on the Trilogy album which went to #44 on Billboard which was ack wen it was hard to get that high on Billboard because there were so many more bands, solo artists, and pop acts on Billboard than thee are today. What will get you #44 today on Billboard in albums sales would;t have even gotten you the top 100 back in 1987 when Trilogy debuted. I saw Yngwie on that tour He played for 10,000 people as the opening band on tour with Triumph on their Sport Of Kings tour in Baltimore MD.
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