Sevendust guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby have joined forced with Alter Bridge / Creed drummer Scott Phillips and vocalist Eric “Erock” Friedman to form a new project called Projected.

Connolly describes the sound of Projected by saying that it's "not super heavy ... somewhere closer to Foo Fighters / A Perfect Circle. It's sorta heavy, just not real metal. I guess. The songs are pretty badass, though."

In other news, Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose and axeman Clint Lowery have a new side project of their own dubbed Call Me No One, who hit the studio in January. The debut release of Call Me No One is set for a possible May release.

Sevendust fans shouldn’t worry, the band is also working on a new album later this year. Stay tuned for our upcoming interview with guitarist Clint Lowery.

Meanwhile, Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy has been busy in the studio recording with Slash. Guitarist Mark Tremonti is also gearing up for the release of his first solo album ‘All I Was’ in the spring. Alter Bridge are also releasing their concert film ‘Live at Wembley’ on March 27.