Paul Di Leo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Paul Di Leo
Paul Di Leo Fozzy.JPG
Background information
Genres Hard rock, pop rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, music producer
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Columbia, Bertelsmann Music Group, WEA Records, Century Media Records
Associated acts Nena, Rage and Beyond, Adrenaline Mob, Fozzy
Website pauldileo.com

Paul Di Leo is an American bassist who has worked with such bands as Nena, Adrenaline Mob, and Fozzy.

Musical career[edit]

Adrenaline Mob[edit]

In 2011, Di Leo joined the newly formed band, Adrenaline Mob. A self-described heavy metal "supergroup",[1] with fellow members being a who's who of rock/metal musicians; Rich Ward (of Stuck Mojo and Fozzy), Mike Portnoy (of Dream Theater), Russell Allen (of Symphony X) and Mike Orlando.

In January 2012; citing a need to concentrate on other projects, he and Rich Ward left the band.[2]

Fozzy[edit]

With Sean Delson's announcement to "retire" from Fozzy, to pursue other musical interests; Fozzy announced Di Leo as Delson's replacement, on September 9, 2011. Di Leo was already known to the group, as he played with Fozzy co-founder, Rich Ward, in Adrenaline Mob.[3][4] Di Leo's first show as a member of Fozzy was at the House of Blues, in Paradise, Nevada, on October 15.

A month later, Fozzy (with Di Leo) landed in the United Kingdom for their "The Madness Returns - Winter 2011" tour. The band played back-to-back shows in Reading, Southampton, Cardiff, Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow, York, Wrexham, Plymouth, High Wycombe and Brighton, between the dates of November 2–13, before departing to tour in Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark.[5]

On January 18, 2012, Fozzy announced that they had signed with Century Media Records and subsequent plans to release their fifth studio album during the Summer.[6] Fozzy's fifth studio album and debut with Century Media is entitled Sin and Bones and is set for an August release. On July 10, Fozzy released their first single from their new album, as "Sandpaper" (featuring M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold) was published onto YouTube with an "Evolution of Fozzy" video.[7] "Sandpaper" became available for download on iTunes on July 17.[8]

Discography[edit]

with Nena
with Head
  • 1992: Head
with Summerland
  • 1996: Summerland
  • 1998: 2
Lauryn Hill
with Keren DeBerg
  • 2001: Gone
  • 2008: Overwhelmed
with Voodooland
  • 2004: Give Me Air
Rage and Beyond
  • 2008: Corporate Nation
with Adrenaline Mob
with Fozzy

Awards and recognition[edit]

Gold Record Award
Platinum Record Award

References[edit]

External links[edit]