Al B. Romano

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Al Romano
Born (1965-04-23) April 23, 1965 (age 53)
Yonkers, New York
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, thrash metal, nu metal
Occupation(s) Guitarist, Songwriter & Producer
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Associated acts Sun Red Sun, Joey Belladonna, John McCoy, Dali Gaggers

Al B. Romano (born April 23, 1965) is a musician. At age 14, he was taught guitar by Leslie West of Mountain.

Musical career

Romano co-wrote 2 songs on Mountain's 1986 Go For Your Life album. In 1990, he teamed up with former Ian Gillan & Mammoth bassist John McCoy. They recorded an album called Heavy Metal Cowboys (later entitled McCoy Brainstorm), which was released on Angel air records in the U.K.

In 1992, Romano joined the band Belladonna with former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna. After writing 8 songs, Romano left the group. He then formed Sun Red Sun,[1] a supergroup that featured an all star cast of hired musicians: Ray Gillen on vocals, former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr, Bobby Rondinelli on drums, and Al Romano on guitar.[2] Their initial album, Sun Red Sun, also featured guest appearances from Chris Caffery of Savatage, John West, John McCoy and Mike Sciotto. Shortly after completion of the recording, Vocalist Ray Gillen died of Aids complications on 12-1-1993 and the group Sun Red Sun split up. The album Sun Red Sun was released two years later and received a 4 star review in Kerrang Magazine.[3] Among his collection are guitars of Jimi Hendrix, Ace Frehley's 1959 Les Paul, Eddie Van Halen, Leslie West, Eric Clapton, and others.

References

  1. ^ No Life Til Metal Sun Red Sun
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Review: Sun Red Sun". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sunn's Big Guns and the Jimi Hendrix Experience" (reprint). Vintage Guitar. November 1998. 


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