Tony Scalzo

Musician, Fastball

Tony Scalzo is the co-vocalist and co-songwriter of the Austin, TX-based rock band Fastball.  Their 1998 platinum selling album All The Pain Money Can Buy spawned the massive radio hit "The Way," which topped the Billboard alternative chart for over six weeks in 1998 and hit number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the smash single "Out Of My Head" the following year.  The band was nominated for two Grammy Awards and appeared on many late night talk shows including the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.  The band has consistently toured since their last album release in 2009 and just this month re-entered the spotlight as "Out Of My Head" has been heavily incorporated into the chorus of the Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello hit "Bad Things."  The song was an instant hit which recently entered the Billboard Top 40.  Fastball will release their 6th studio album in the spring of 2017 and this is Tony Scalzo's Fidelity High:  Rockpile // Seconds of Pleasure // Columbia Records // 1980.  Tony says, "Rockpile is one of the most overlooked, great bands in the history of rock music. I’ve gone through multiple copies of this album since around 1980 when I would put it on in the morning getting ready for school.  Four British guys who had more knowledge of American roots music than most Americans!  Rockpile: Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremner and Terry Williams were the band on both Lowe’s and Edmunds’ solo records throughout the late 1970’s.  'Seconds Of Pleasure' is their only album, sadly.  It also came with a 7” 4-song EP of Nick and Dave covering Everly Brothers’ classics.  It rules!”