INTERVIEW AND OFFSTAGE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ
TRANSCRIPTION BY SUZANNE M. BANDERET
Drummer Jay Schellen is probably best known of his succesfull career in late 80’s hard rock act Hurricane but since then he’s been involved in many other interesting bands and projects. Jay’s career started properly in the early eighties when he decided to leave his birthtown Albuquerque and then moved to Los Angeles. Soon he was working with names like Lita Ford, Danny Johnson and Badfinger before joining in Hurricane at 1986. On last August Jay joined legendary rockgroup Asia and band came together with Dio and Uriah Heep to play two shows in Finland on last December. Many things have changed after December and after this interview was done. Asia has recently announced that they will do a re -union with all original members and Jay has just formed a new band called ONE which consist of him, John Payne and Woody Guthrie who also played in Asia with Jay prior the re -union.