Everyone in LoNero are very proud to announce that we have joined with Blue Mouth Promotions, LLC to handle all of our booking. BMP's current roster includes The Aristocrats (with Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minneman), Mike Keneally, OHM (with Chris Poland), Freak Kitchen (with Mattias IA EcklundH), Neil Zaza and more. We are really looking forward to what the future holds for us with BMP. Their proven track record and roster of some of the greatest musicians in rock have proved we made the right choice. BMP puts the music and musician first. Integrity is paramount to their business model. www.BlueMouthPromotions.com
Blue Mouth Promotions, LLC (BMP), wants to get an idea from you, our fans, about the best places for bands to play in your area. Sorry, this doesn’t guarantee we’ll be playing in your backyard next time we’re out but if we can help BMP identify great venues and contacts they’ll have the potential to send some fantastic bands your way. We can’t think of any better way to find the best places than to see where you go to listen to music!
Not all venues are right, so here’s what we’re looking for:
1. Venues with approximately 150-400 person capacity
2. Great sound system and sound guy
3. THE place to play in town, even if it’s not quite as described above
4. Links and contact person/number at the venue if you know anyone there
5. City and State of venue
Please reply directly to BMP at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll gratefully look into all your suggestions.
Thanks for your help! Hope we see you next time! Onwards and upwards!
Top 10 skills all guitar players should know:
1. Learn to bend in key
2. Develop a good vibrato
3. Learn to play rhythm
4. There's more to guitar playing than arpeggios
5. Learn to play with others
6. Learn to improvise
7. Learn multiple styles
8. Get out of the bedroom and play live
9. Learn scales and modes
10. Play from the heart
Tomorrow (Tuesday Feb. 5th) Bill Lonero will be doing a special clinic at King Amplification in Santa Clara, CA. It will also be a sort of drop in guitar lesson where Bill will do some individual instructions as well. Bill will be discussing playing techniques, playing live, touring, recording, effects and more. There will be a giveaway of some Jim Dunlop Guitar Products (Strings/Guitar Picks). This event will be from 4-7pm. So stop on by. There will be free refreshments as well. King Amplification is located at 2395 De La Cruz Blvd, Santa Clara, CA. (408) 496-6000
Check out the new Bill Lonero Dunlop artist page. Dunlop has always been a great company with fantastic products and people. Bill has been a long time user of Dunlop products and is proud to be a part of the Dunlop family! Check out this page to see what great Dunlop products Bill Lonero uses. http://www.jimdunlop.com/artist/bill-lonero
We all know that major record labels boost numbers of their artists but this I find laughable!! Major labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG, RCA and more have been stripped of millions of views on various artist Youtube accounts (with Universal being hit the hardest losing more than 2 billion hits), due to a breach in Youtube’s Terms of Service.
This just goes to show that the major labels shift of importance is no longer creating legends. They'd rather put out dime-a-dozen, cookie-cutter crap that won't last longer than a gallon of milk! This absolutely made my New Years awesome!!
Hey everyone -
Good news and bad news. Good news is that the LoNero/Paul Di'Anno tour is still happening. Bad news is it's been postponed until end of May/June. Paul's Visa still hasn't been approved. It's can be a long process and we all thought it would be approved by now. We hope to have the new dates today. It's actually for the better. The weather will be much nicer and we won't have to drive in blizzards. Plus we will be even tighter on the songs than we already are.
We were ready to head out on the road but the circumstances are beyond our control.
See you soon!
Three new dates added to the Paul Di'Anno/LoNero tour:
12/26/12 - Savage, MN- Neisen's
12/29/12 - Kenosha, WI - The Brat Stop
01/10/13 - Corpus Christi, TX - Zeros Hard Rock Club
Dec 21, 2012 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Dec 22, 2012 - Seattle, WA - El Corazón - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Dec 23, 2012 - Tacoma, WA - Backstage Bar & Grill - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Dec 27, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Double Door - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Dec 28, 2012 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Dec 30, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA - Dead Horse Cantina and Music Hall - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Dec 31, 2012 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Bar & Music Hall - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 3, 2013 - White Marsh, MD - House of Rock - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 4, 2013 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theater - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 5, 2013 - Hartford, CT - The Webster Theatre / Webster Underground - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 6, 2013 - New York, NY - BB King's Blues Club and Lucille's Cafe - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 11, 2013 - Dallas, TX - O'Riley's Billiards - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 12, 2013 - Laredo, TX - Average Joe's Sports Bar - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 13, 2013 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 16, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 17, 2013 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 18, 2013 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Main Stage - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 19, 2013 - Corona, CA - Marquee 15 - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
Jan 20, 2013 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whiskey A-Go-Go - Paul Di'Anno USA Tour w/LoNero
12/21/12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
12/22/12 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
12/23/12 - Tacoma, WA - Backstage Bar
12/27/12 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
12/28/12 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge
12/30/12 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Dead Horse Cantina and Music Hall
12/31/12 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Bar and Music Hall
01/03/13 - White Marsh, MD - House of Rock
01/04/13 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theater
01/05/13 - Hartford, CT - The Webster Underground
01/06/13 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
01/11/13 - Dallas, TX - O’Riley's Billiards
01/12/13 - Laredo, TX - Average Joe's Sports Bar
01/13/13 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
01/16/13 - Las Vegas, NV - Count Vamp'd
01/17/13 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
01/18/13 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
01/19/13 - Corona, CA - Marquee 15
01/20/13 - W. Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go-Go
Paul Di'Anno Press Release:
"As most of you know, the next USA tour is starting in December,. Now it's time to introduce you to the incredible band who shall be backing me on the tour, as well as playing their own set each night. Hailing from San Jose, California.... LONERO
They have so many fantastic recordings, that it's difficult to pick a favourite. Their new album 'J.F.L.' is out now and available via Sony Red. Get a taste of it from here; www.youtube.com/ watch?v=fCQSPVICIYI
Also, check out their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LoNeroMusic
And website: http://www.lonero.net/ mainindex"
Once again LoNero's music has been used on an episode of "That Metal Show". You can hear it on the Doro Pesch episode. In case you're wondering which episode it was used on before, that would be the Steve Vai episode. Yeah!
Out of 22 songs we have to learn for the Paul Di'Anno tour we only have three left! It's been really cool learning the rhythms, different harmonies for these songs and the solos. The first two Iron Maiden albums were really the birth of Progressive Metal. We are definitely going to rock these songs on the tour! Can't wait! This is a list of songs we will be performing:
1. Ides of March
4. Marshall Lockjaw
5. Murders In The Rue Morgue
7. Strange World
8. The Beast Arises
9. Children Of Madness
10. Genghis Khan
11. Remember Tomorrow
13. Faith Healer
14. A Song For You
15. Charlotte the Harlot
17. Phantom of the Opera
18. Iron Maiden
19. Running Free
22. Blitzkrieg Bop
LoNero are heading out on a 25 city tour across the United States with original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno starting on December 21st and ending January 20th. We will be main support for Di'Anno as well as his backing band. Some expenses are paid for however it is still expensive to go on tour. Things like merchandise, fuel etc costs a lot. Unfortunately we don't have a major label supporting us.
From the beginning we have always gone against what is the trend of the day. We play music we are passionate about and others are passionate about listening to. To us the most important thing is the music and the fans.
Our fans have always been some of the most loyal around and we can't thank each of you enough. For years we've been getting emails from fans asking us to play near them. This tour is our way of finally bringing our music directly to you. It's very important for us to do this nationwide tour to meet our fans. They've stuck with us through the years and it's the least we can do to say "thank you" personally.
So far the states we will be playing are:
- Fri 12/21/2012 Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro
- Sat 12/22/2012 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
- Sun 12/23/12 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
- Thur 12/27/12 Chicago, IL - Double Door
- Thur 01/03/13 White Marsh, MD - House of Rock
- Fri 01/04/13 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theater
- Sat 1/05/13 Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
- Sun 1/06/13 New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
- Fri 1/18/13 Ramon, CA - Ramona Mainstage
- Sun 1/20/13 Hollywood, CA - Whiskey A Go Go
- MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED SOON
What We Need and What You Get
- We need to raise $10,000 for a van, more merchandise, fuel, etc.
- $2,500 for van rental
- $1,500 for fuel
- $4,500 for merchandise (CDs, shirts, posters, stickers)
- $1,500 for miscellaneous
- What you get for helping us is everything from a shoutout on our Twitter/Facebook page to autographed CDs, personal phone calls, backstage passes and even dinner with the band before a show. A few of you will even get to hang out during soundcheck, get a guitar lesson backstage and more (full details of perks are available on the campaign page).
- Even if we don't reach our goal any funding will still go towards the tour (but we really hope we can reach our goal of $10,000)
- Your contribution is invaluable to us. By contributing any amount you will be helping us get our music out there to a wider audience. Live music is suffering because less and less bands can afford to tour. We LOVE playing live and want to bring our passion to our fans.
We really want to make this tour not only successful for us but for
our fans as well.
We are proud to announce some news that we've been keeping to ourselves for a little while. Ex-Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno has asked LoNero to tour with him across the United States starting December 20th. Here's the kicker though....not only will LoNero be main support but we will also be his backing band which means if you come to the show you will see and hear us performing all the classic Iron Maiden songs like " Wrathchild", " Running Free", " Genghis Kahn", " Murders in the Rue Morgue" and many many more with the original Iron Maiden vocalist.
We are really excited about this because it gives us the opportunity to play for our fans across the U.S. and play with a true rock legend. Below is a partial list of the tour dates. More are being added and will be completed by the end of October. We really hope to see you at a show!
Fri 12/21/12Oakland, CAOakland Metro Operahouse
Sat 12/22/12Portland, ORHawthorne Theatre
Sun 12/23/12Seattle, WAEl Corazon
Thu 12/27/12Chicago, ILDouble Door
Thu 01/03/13White Marsh, MDHouse Of Rock
Fri 01/04/13Poughkeepsie, NYThe Chance Theatre
Sat 01/05/13Hartford, CTWebster Underground
Sun 01/06/13New York, NYB.B. King Blues Club
Fri 01/18/13Ramona, CARamona Mainstage
Sun 01/20/13West Hollywood, CAWhisky A Go Go
Please stay tuned for lots more dates. Check www.LoNero.net for all the dates as we post them.
See you at a show!LoNero
Bill, Brandon, Mike and Marco
LoNero is proud to reveal our live performance video of our song "Eden" at BAMM TV. This is one of 5 songs we filmed at their studio in San Francisco, CA. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we do.