Michael T. Ross

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Michael T. Ross
Born Biloxi
Genres hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1990-present
Associated acts Lita Ford, Hardline, Angel, Missing Persons

Michael T. Ross is an American rock keyboardist, based in Hollywood, California.

Career[edit]

In 2002, Ross joined the group Hardline as a keyboardist, releasing the album II, a collaboration with Neal Schon, on Italian label Frontiers Records. In 2003, Ross joined Angel, playing concerts throughout Europe and the United States, including Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany, Z7 in Switzerland and Dallas Hard Rock in Texas. Ross has also performed with Accomplice since the early 2000s, appearing on their 2006 album She's on Fire alongside vocalist Johnny Gioeli of Hardline and Axel Rudi Pell.

In 2007, Ross played keyboards on XYZ's Here and Gone, J.K. Northrup's Wired in my Skin and Lizzy Borden's Appointment with Death. In 2008, Ross joined Lita Ford on tour and during recording and in 2009 was part of the Hardline line-up that released the album Leaving The End Open. In 2009, Ross performed multiple shows with Lita Ford, including the Bang Your Head!!! Festival in Germany, Gods Of Metal in Italy, and the Sweden Rock Festival.

In May 2010, Ross performed shows throughout Italy, including the Music Italy Show in Bologna, and in Croatia. He also performed several shows as part of the band Missing Persons throughout the United States.

From May to September 2011, Ross performed three shows with Lita Ford in California, opened for Whitesnake at the M3 Festival in Maryland, played the House of Blues in San Diego, performed in Minnesota with L.A. Guns, and Dallas with Skid Row, among other live performances.

On 1 March 2012, Ross announced that he is no longer part of Lita Ford's band or Hardline. On 15 September in the same year, he played with Missing Persons at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, California, alongside Toto, Pat Benatar and Joe Walsh.

In November 2012, Ross joined the Rock Vault supergroup, featuring Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow), Howard Leese (Heart), Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, King Kobra), Jay Schellen (Asia), Tracii Guns (Guns N' Roses), Andrew Freeman (Lynch Mob) and John Payne (Asia). They played their debut show at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on 29 November 2012.

Ross now plays in the Las Vegas, Nevada production of Raiding the Rock Vault at Tropicana Hotel/Casino.