Al B. Romano

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Al Romano
Born (1965-04-23) April 23, 1965 (age 49)
Yonkers, New York
Genres Rock, Hard rock, thrash metal, Heavy Metal, Nu Metal
Occupations Guitarist, Songwriter & Producer
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Associated acts Sun Red Sun, Joey Belladonna, John McCoy, Dali Gaggers
Notable instruments
1959 Les Paul

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

Musical career[edit]

Romano co-wrote 2 songs on Mountain's 1986 Go For Your Life album. In 1990 Al teamed up with former Ian Gillan & Mammoth bassist John McCoy. They recorded an album called Heavy Metal Cowboys (later entitled McCoy Brainstorm).

In 1992 he joined the band Belladonna with former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna. After writing 8 songs Romano quit the group. He then formed a "supergroup" Sun Red Sun,[1] which 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] The Sun Red Sun album also featured guest appearances from Chris Caffery of Savatage, John West, John McCoy and Mike Sciotto. Gillen died of AIDS on December 1, 1993. 2 years later Al released the album and received two star reviews worldwide.[3]

In 1996 Romano formed the Dali Gaggers with former Marilyn Manson bassist Gidget Gein. they recorded one album called Dali Gaggers Just Ad Nauseam. (later entitled Gidget Gein Confessions of a Spooky Kid). The band split up in 2000.

Promoter[edit]

Romano is a known vintage guitar collector.[4] Among his collection are guitars from Jimi Hendrix, Ace Frehley, Eddie Van Halen, and Felix Pappalardi.

References[edit]

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