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Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando Honors Randy Rhoads

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by Chrissy Mauck

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.”

Mike Orlando to Host Clinic at All Music in New York

Posted on October 21st, 2015 by MDuffy

Mike Orlando All Music
Adrenaline Mob and Sonic Stomp guitarist Mike Orlando is hosting a clinic on Saturday, Oct. 24 at All Music in Long Island, N.Y.

The event – which includes a Q&A session and meet and greet – will take place from 6-8 p.m.

R.S.V.P. for the event here.

Sample Music From Mike Orlando’s New Band A Beautiful Disaster

Posted on July 8th, 2015 by MDuffy

A Beautiful Disaster

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 Runs Through His Rig on ‘That Metal Gear’

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by MDuffy

Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob recently appeared on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, where he exhibited his supreme shredding skills while taking the program in and out of commercial breaks.

In addition, he took some time to run through his rig with Mark Strigl for an online-exclusive episode of That Metal Gear.

Orlando discussed his favorite guitars, which include a shimmering Charvel Super Stock So-Cal.

Check it out after the jump. (more…)

Mike Orlando Shreds at Randy Rhoads Remembered Concert

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by MDuffy

Mike Orlando Randy Rhoads Remembered
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…)

Adrenaline Mob Unveils New Tour Promo Video

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by MDuffy

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.

Check out the video below.

Check Out a New Adrenaline Mob Track

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by MDuffy

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.

Check it out below and visit Adrenaline Mob’s official Facebook page to keep up with the band.

Note: Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando will hold a free clinic at the Collective School of Music in New York City on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m.   To reserve seats, call (212)741-0091 (ext. 100).

Adrenaline Mob Release New Lyric Video

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by MDuffy

Adrenaline Mob’s latest album Men of Honor is set to drop on Feb. 18, and the supergroup recently premiered a lyric video for one of their new tracks.

“Come On Get Up” is led by a thumping groove and heavy guitar riffs.  In addition, guitarist Mike Orlando handles some of the vocal duties, trading lines with singer Russell Allen.

Check out the lyric video after the jump and visit Adrenaline Mob’s official Facebook page for more information.  (more…)

Mike Orlando Featured in Latest Guitar Player

Posted on July 12th, 2013 by MDuffy

By: Jimmy Smith

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.

Adrenaline Mob Cover Sabbath, Zeppelin at the Roxy

Posted on April 9th, 2013 by MDuffy

Metal Assault was on hand at a recent Adrenaline Mob at the Roxy in Hollywood, and they were able to capture several performances on film.

The all-star band played tracks from their debut full-length Omertà and their 2013 covers album Coverta.

Watch Adrenaline Mob perform their own single “Undaunted” and two covers – Black Sabbath’s “Mob Rules” and Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song” in the clips after the jump (more…)

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