Paul Shortino

Paul Shortino (born May 14, 1953) is an American rock singer and musician who has sung for several bands, including Rough Cutt/The Cutt, Quiet Riot, Bad Boyz, and Shortino.[3] 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 [4] 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, "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.

Paul Shortino
Shortino performing in Raiding the Rock Vault in 2019
Shortino performing in Raiding the Rock Vault in 2019
Background information
Born (1953-05-14) May 14, 1953 (age 67)
GenresHeavy metal, glam metal
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards,[1] bass, percussion[2]
Associated actsRough Cutt
Quiet Riot
King Kobra
Hear 'n Aid
Raiding the Rock Vault

He is currently in the band King Kobra and is also performing in the cast of Raiding the Rock Vault at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.[5]


Shortino played the character "Duke Fame" in the film This Is Spinal Tap, and reprised this role in the first webisode done by Las Vegas-based group Sin City Sinners. He resides in Las Vegas with his wife Carmen and is a regular guest of the Sinners.[citation needed]


With Rough CuttEdit

With The CuttEdit

Sacred Place (2002)

With Quiet RiotEdit

QR (1988)

With Badd BoyzEdit

Badd Boyz (1993)

With ShortinoEdit

  • It's About Time (1997)
  • Booked, Toured, ...Released! (1999)
  • Chasing My Dream (2009)
  • Make A Wish (2020)

With Shortino/NorthrupEdit

  • Back on Track (1993)
  • Afterlife (2004)

Paul Shortino & the Rhythm JunkiesEdit

Stand or Fall (1999)

Hear 'n AidEdit

With King KobraEdit

King Kobra (2011)

King Kobra II (2013)

With Michael Cosyn GroupEdit

Burn The Earth (2015)

With AppiceEdit

  • Sinister (2017)


  1. ^ Paul Shortino- Stand or Fall album credits Archived December 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  2. ^ LAuren- Hideout is a Crook's Best Friend album credits Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 31, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ [1] Archived March 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Shows Saturday through Wednesday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV | THE BAND". Raiding The Rock Vault. Retrieved May 19, 2014.

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