During the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., several metal icons teamed up for the “Randy Rhoads Remembered” concert to honor one of the genre’s most legendary guitarists.
Founded in 2013 by former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy and producer Joe Sutton, the event is aimed at recognizing the incredible contributions of the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, whose life was tragically cut short at the young age of 25.
Several artists collaborated on Osbourne’s greatest hits, including “Crazy Train,” “Little Dolls” and “Diary of a Madman.” And for those who couldn’t make it, fans have been sharing some of their footage, including the clip below featuring the fine talents of Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando.
Watch below as Orlando switches between his Charvel and an acoustic guitar for “Diary of a Madman.”
A few months ago, Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando announced on That Metal Show that he had formed a new band called A Beautiful Disaster with vocalist Nick Coyle (Lifer/the Drama Club), bassist Mike Morgan (the Drama Club) and drummer Chris Bones (the Drama Club).
Just recently, A Beautiful Disaster offered a taste of what’s to come with a short teaser clip of new music.
Fans wil have an opportunity to see A Beautiful Disaster in action in February of 2016 when they set sail on the Axes & Anchors Cruise along with the likes of Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker and more.
But until then, watch the teaser after the jump and click here for more information. (more…)
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.