Mike Orlando was one of the artists on hand over the weekend to honor guitar royalty at the “Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration of a Guitar Legend” concert at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.
The Adrenaline Mob axeman had an important job, too, as he lent his prodigious talents to a version of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” in which he had to play both acoustic and electric.
Joined by bassist Phil Soussan, drummer Brian Tichy and vocalist/bassist Michael Devin, Orlando performed the classical intro to the song before unleashing the fury with his Charvel Desolation series guitar.
Watch some fan-shot footage of Orlando after the jump. (more…)
With Adrenaline Mob getting set to hit the road in support of their 2014 album, Men of Honor, the band has released a sweet tour promotional video that showcases their raucous live shows.
Beginning Aug. 22 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn., Adrenaline Mob will then play a series of dates with Erik Leonhardt, formerly of Tantric, on bass, as John Moyer recently revealed that he would not be available for the run.
The concussive force of Adrenaline Mob is looming on the horizon, as the band is set to release their new album Men of Honor on Feb. 18 in the U.S.
And the hard rock foursome has recently given fans a taste of what’s to come with a lyric video for the track “Feel the Adrenaline.” In it, the words of the song splash across the a backdrop of a long and lonesome desert road, with the guys riding their motorcycles across the sierra.
Guitar Player magazine caught up with Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando to touch on his band’s recently released EP of covers, Coverta.
Inside the July issue, the Charvel artist explains what it’s like covering the Door’s “Break on Through (to the Other Side),” and how he was very cautious in covering classic guitar solos from greats like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and Black Sabbath.
“You can’t mess with greatness,” he said. “We picked iconic songs, and you run the risk of getting trampled on if you do things a different way.”
For more on this interview, order Guitar Player magazine here.
The tour starts in Cleveland, Ohio on May 10, and wraps up on May 22 in Charlotte, N.C. Tour dates are below:
May 10 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
May 11 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Show
May 13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
May 15 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 16 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
May 19 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
May 21 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
May 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend