Tony Reno

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Tony Reno
Birth name Tony Niemistö
Also known as Tony Lace
Born (1963-02-10) 10 February 1963 (age 51)
Danderyd, Sweden
Genres Heavy metal
Power metal
Speed metal
Instruments Drums
Years active 1978–1995
Associated acts Europe

Tony Niemistö (born on 10 February 1963 in Danderyd, Stockholm County) is a semi-retired Swedish musician, best known as Tony Reno, the original drummer in the rock band Europe.[1] He played on Europe's first two albums, Europe and Wings of Tomorrow. He parted company from the band before the second leg of the Wings of Tomorrow tour in 1984. He was replaced by Ian Haugland.

In 1986 Niemistö joined the sleaze rock band Geisha, replacing Mikkey Dee. Niemistö changed his stage name to Tony Lace, but eventually he went back to using his real name. Geisha released the album Phantasmagoria in 1987, before splitting up two years later. Geisha's vocalist Yenz Cheyenne then formed the band =Y=, which Niemistö joined. They released an EP, =Y= in 1991, and an album, Rawchild in 1992.

Niemistö is currently living in Upplands Väsby, Sweden, where he works for a computer company.

Discography[edit]

Europe[edit]

Geisha[edit]

  • Phantasmagoria (1987)

=Y=[edit]

  • =Y= (1991)
  • Rawchild (1992)

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Norum biography, TVcoast.com, accessed 2010-06-14