Born Aldo Caporucio in November of 1956, this Canadian born musician has many titles under his belt. He’s a guitarist, singer, vocalist, songwriter and producer! He is probably best known for his self-titled album from 1982, ‘Aldo Nova’ which featured the song “Fantasy”.
In addition to his own music, he has worked with many great artists. He wrote the main guitar riff in Jon Bon Jovi’s hit, ‘Blaze of Glory’. JBJ returned the favor by working on Nova’s release of his album, ‘Blood on the Bricks’. That album produced 3 singles, ‘Blood on the Bricks’, ‘Someday’ & ‘Medicine Man’.
Nova has also worked extensively with Celine Dion. He has written for her and played instruments on many of her albums as well. In 1996, he received a Grammy Award for producing Dion’s album, “Falling into You”, as Album of the Year. He has also co-written songs for people such as Blue Oyster Cult, Clay Aiken & the Chilean rock group, La Ley.
On October 19th of this year, Nova returns with a new album after more than 30 years! The album name is ‘2.0 (Megaforce)’. This record revisits his smash hit, ‘Fantasy’. He reinvented the song to appeal to the younger crowd, yet it still is very recognizable to all of us who jammed to it back in the 80’s. During the creation of this album, Nova’s wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away shortly after it’s completion on Christmas Day 2017.
Aldo said: “During the time that I was working on 2.0, my wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,” he explained. “I managed to finish the album right before she passed away on Christmas Day. I still was able to take care of every doctor’s appointment, every chemo treatment. I was cooking and cleaning and at night I worked on my album.”