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Paul Shortino, lead singer for Glam Metal band King Kobra and former Quiet Riot.

Paul Shortino Interview

  • Paul talks about the recording of the self titled King Kobra album.
  • Paul Shortino talks about where and how the King Kobra promo videos were filmed with plenty of detail.
  • Shortino talks about greatness of the legendary singer Ronnie James Dio.
  • He also sings in this interview in which makes for an interesting feature.

Paul Shortino is an American rock singer and musician who has sung for several bands, including Rough Cutt/The Cutt, Quiet Riot, Bad Boyz, and Shortino. He briefly recorded with J.K. Northrup as the duo Shortino/Northrup. He has also recorded as a solo artist, writing and performing the song “E.G.G.M.A.N.” as the theme for Dr. Eggman in Sonic Adventure 2 for Sega (this song was later revised by Remix Factory in Shadow the Hedgehog as “E.G.G.M.A.N. Doc Robeatnix Mix”). In 1985, Shortino recorded lead vocals for the Heavy Metal benefit project Hear ‘n Aid. The single from this project, “We’re Stars” also features lead vocals by heavy metal singers Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Kevin DuBrow, Eric Bloom and Dave Meniketti.

He is currently in the band King Kobra and is also performing in the cast of Raiding the Rock Vault at the LVH in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He played the character “Duke Fame” in the film This Is Spinal Tap, and reprised this role in the first webisode done by Las Vegas, Nevada-based group Sin City Sinners. Shortino resides in Vegas and is a regular guest of the Sinners.