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Gold Thunder deals with Newton's everyday challenges as a young musician challenging the massive competition to become a Motown bassist and keep his sanity as a 16 year old kid musician in a world of highly critical and older, more experienced players, coming from all around the country to play in Detroit, music city. Gold Thunder's beginning is set in Detroit Michigan during the 60's and 70's, during the revival of music's most infectious expansion.

The story also includes highlights of Newton's experiences while playing numerous with Motown and Blues stars, including John Lee Hooker, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, 4 Tops, Marvin Gaye, Diane Ross and the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and others. Gold Thunder deals with a young, cocky kid trying to fight his way through and into the music business from playing in a bedroom, playing to records to playing around the world.

Gold Thunder additionally features times throughout Newton's career as a musician-artist-composer in various music groups and historical recordings with The Eighth Day, Tony Williams Lifetime, G-Force with Gary Moore and up to the present 2011 with his emerging current, innovative group, TNT Xtreme, and music recordings from the Thunderfunkfusion" project.

NEWTON Quotes from book: This story is about my personal quest for Gold as a musician to the stars. My journey led me to many well-springs of shiny Gold by performing on many Gold and Platinum recordings and performing live concert tours for many years with Gold and Platinum recording artists. The ride has not been an easy one, it has been filled with plenty of heartache, financial un-compensation, disrespect, mental and emotional anxiety, depression for some and other negative energies that make the path quiet challenging if you want to still live a reasonable fulfilling life. On the other hand, there is no greater joy than doing what you most love, and were put here on Earth to do! The amount of profound and infinite joy and pure creative energy rush which you receive from performing music is pure heaven.

"Tony Newton, super genius, will go down in history as one of the most vital path-forgers of our era"... Music critic Randali of Mean Street Magazine.

Tony Newton has experience in certain areas that make it almost impossible to play anything else; and that anything else is what I didn't want to hear anyway. He worked eight years with Motown, so he had to play a certain way. Like Allan Holdsworth, he not only plays long beautiful lines, but at the same time he plays very rhythmically. Some bass players are busy playing the bass as if it's another guitar. That's fine with me, except that it wasn't what I wanted for the band... Tony Williams

Architect of Fusion Brings The Edge To Extreme Music Minds! Legendary Musician-composer new Thunderfunkfusion project promises inspiring music frontiers for exploring music lovers. - Quantum Media Music

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