Vinnie Moore

Tue
25
Sep

GUS G. - Force Majeure [feat. Vinnie Moore] (2018)

 
GUS G's new single and video for 'Force Majeure' (featuring Vinnie Moore) is out now and you can check out the video here:

Firewind and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G has released the official music video for his new song 'Force Majeure', a brand new track that's not on his latest album release 'Fearless'. The clip features a guest appearance from current UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore.
You can purchase the single here: http://smarturl.it/ForceMajeureSingle

FEARLESS UK TOUR:
w/ special guest Maverick + Crystal Tears
Oct 13 Pontypridd - Muni Arts Centre
Oct 14 London - The Underworld Camden
Oct 15 Grimsby - Yardbirds Rock
Oct 16 Sheffield - Corporation Sheffield
Oct 17 Bilston - The Robin 2
Oct 18 Manchester - Rebellion Manchester
Tickets available from all usual online vendors.

 
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Wed
22
Nov

GUS G signs with AFM Records / North American tour with Vinnie Moore

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Gus G signs with AFM Records / North American tour with Vinnie Moore to kick off on November 28.
Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Firewind mastermind Gus G. has signed a worldwide deal with AFM Records; for his solo band GUS G
“I'm very excited & happy to confirm that I've signed a worldwide solo record deal with one of Europe's premier record labels, AFM Records! In my opinion, AFM is one of the few labels today that care for artist development, their team is really passionate about what they do and they have fresh and exciting ideas. We briefly worked together on Firewind's "Immortals" album for the North American territory and now I'm looking forward to the full scale collaboration on my next solo album”, Gus G. states.
A brand new studio album is in the making currently and will be released in April 2018.
But before, GUS G. will play a North American tour with Vinnie Moore, kicking off on November 28th in Derry, New Hampshire – presenting a surprising, brand new power trio line-up for the very first time: Gus will be joined by Dennis Ward on bass / vocals and Richie Monica on drums.
“Metal fans might know Dennis as the bass player from the bands Unisonic and Pink Cream 69”, says Gus. “What people might not know about him is that he's a multi-talented songwriter, producer AND singer. Since me and Dennis have been working on songs for Firewind's latest album release but also now on my upcoming solo record, I only felt it was natural to invite him to play this music with me on stage. So, obviously forming a power trio is a new setup and we're really looking forward to rocking the US crowds this Winter but also with my upcoming album tour cycle.”
AFM A&R Timo Hoffmann: “After releasing Firewind’s latest studio album “Immortals” in North America earlier this year, we are beyond excited that Gus decided to make AFM the new label home for his solo career as well. No words needed to praise the man’s qualities – Gus was a household name and highly acclaimed musician/songwriter long before he joined Ozzy’s band. Ever since its inception, he is the driving force behind Firewind and in addition has established a solo career, delivering outstanding up-to-date hard rock with finesse. Fans can look forward to a fantastic new GUS G. album which will see the light of day in April 2018.”
“Gunslinger” tour dates (w/ Vinnie Moore):
Nov. 28 - Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall 
Nov. 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland Agora
Dec. 01 - Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
Dec. 02 - Joliet. IL @ The Forge 
Dec. 03 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Dec. 06 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
Dec. 07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar 
Dec. 08 - Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House
Dec. 09 - Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom

 

 
Wed
02
Aug

UFO Delivers First Covers Album ' The Salentino Cuts'

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Friday, September 29, 2017
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British Rock Legends UFO To Release First Ever Covers Album 'The Salentino Cuts'
 
Los Angeles - British rock legends UFO offer up their first ever covers album paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites! 'The Salentino Cuts' includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons's 'River Of Deceit,' John Mellencamp's 'Paper In Fire,' and Bill Withers' 'Ain't No Sunshine' alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as The Yardbirds' 'Heartful Of Soul,' ZZ Top's 'Just Got Paid' and lots more!
 
UFO's current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012. 
 
Vinnie says, 'Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ Top and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.'
 
UFO's 'The Salentino Cuts' will be released on September 29th and will be available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!
 
Track List:
1. Heartful Of Soul
2. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
3. River Of Deceit
4. The Pusher
5. Paper In Fire
6. Rock Candy
7. Mississippi Queen
8. Ain't No Sunshine
9. Honey-Bee
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Just Got Paid
12. It's My Life
 
In September & October, the band will be embarking on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon!
 
UFO European tour dates:
 
August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain
August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium
September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 9 - Holland - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender
 
UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:
 
September 22 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
September 23 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
September 24 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of The Living Arts
September 28 - Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey
September 29 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
September 30 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
October 1 - Portland, ME - Aura
October 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 4 - Montreal, QU - Corona Theatre
October 6 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
October 7 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
October 8 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
October 9 - Akron, OH - Tangier Cabaret Room
October 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Jergels
October 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
October 13 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza
October 14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian
 
UFO was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO has released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved success with several albums and singles  in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over 10 million records worldwide. UFO is considered one of the classic hard rock acts, and have influenced many notable rock bands. The band was ranked number 84 on VH1's '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.'
 
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Thu
15
Oct

VINNIE MOORE Delivers 'Arial Visions' On New Solo Album

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2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
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NYC - The long awaited new album from legendary guitarist VINNIE MOORE, will be released on October 23 on Mind's Eye Music. Titled “Aerial Visions”, Vinnie's 8th solo album features drummer Richie Monica (Tantric, Poppa Chubby), and bassists Dave LaRue (Steve Morse Band, Flying Colors, The Dregs), Rob DeLuca (UFO, Sebastian Bach), Dorian Heartsong (Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience) and Elliott Dean Rubinson (Uli Jon Roth, MSG).

“Everything that Moore throws himself into features his astounding 6-string abilities. Far from being a 'mere shredder', Moore combines insane technique with touch, taste, and stylistic influences that include Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Larry Carlton, and many other diverse talents. He can play sweep-picked arpeggios with a bluesy feel or play blues licks at neo-classical speeds, never sacrificing tone, time,or intonation. It's a unique and musical skill set.” - Matt Blackett, Guitar Player Magazine

Vinnie has released seven critically acclaimed solo albums; five albums and one DVD as a member of rock royalty legends UFO; and one album with band Red Zone Rider. His solo and UFO releases as well as LIVE performances have amassed rave reviews all around the globe from both fans and music press, inspiring guitarists worldwide and launching him into aerial guitar superhero distinction!

Says Vinnie, “I have been touring all over the world pretty nonstop for the past 12 years. I started this record about two years ago and have been working on it while at home. I'm totally jacked up about getting it out there for others to hear as well as playing these songs LIVE. Two of the songs on 'Aerial' were written as instrumentals but were included on a UFO record with vocals. I have also done a cover of ZZ Top's 'La Grange' which I have always thought is one of the coolest songs ever. I have done ZZ covers onstage a lot.”

Vinnie has toured several times all over Europe, UK, Scandanvia, Brazil, and the USA, as well as performing in India, Korea, Mexico, Russia, and Canada. The UFO “A Conspiracy of Stars” tour will continue in Europe on October 21, and will include nine shows in December as opening act for Judas Priest on their Redeemer of Souls tour.

“Eyes closed in concentration, his fingers dancing, he solos like a man possessed. Ritchie Blackmore used to be like this. Vinnie is that good!” - Neil Jeffriess, Classic Rock Magazine, England

Says Vinnie, “With my solo records I can cover a lot more territory stylistically. I enjoy this freedom to be able to follow my muse wherever it leads. All of my influences are in there, from Rock to Blues to Be-Bop to Funk. I am into so many different styles of music that I can't help myself, I’m basically a slave to it all and so there are inspirations from everywhere. Having said that, being a songwriter is the most important thing to me. I try to use my inspiration to create a mood and take the listener on a little journey to wherever.”

To purchase:
http://www.vinniemoore.com/purchase.html
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aerial-visions/id1043091793
http://www.amazon.com/Aerial-Visions-Vinnie-Moore/dp/B015SRY726/ref=tmm_msc_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1443903075&sr=1-1

For more information:
www.vinniemoore.com
https://www.facebook.com/Vinnie.Moore.Official
https://www.facebook.com/Vinnie-Moore-Official-Fan-Page-227063497501/timeline/
http://ufo-music.info/

 
Thu
15
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - VINNY MOORE & RYAN ROXIE

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2015
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ALICE COOPER guitarist RYAN ROXIE as well as UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE join Mitch on Episode 159 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.
 
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-159-ryan-roxie-vinnie-m

Ryan sits down with Mitch for a comprehensive interview covering his time with the Electric Angels, Alice Cooper, Roxie 77, Candy and more. Ryan also discusses his love for Cheap Trick, working on new music, Podcasting, the Rock N' Roll Parking Lot and much more.

Quotes from the interview: "My Beatles would be Cheap Trick." "I'm like a Rock N' Roll vampire. I'm feeding off the energy of the people that come see us."

On Recently playing with the original Alice Cooper group in Dallas: "It was like listening to a record and how I originally learned the songs."

On Alice Cooper: "I've learned so much about the music business by watching him and what he does."

For more about about RYAN ROXIE visit:
Online: http://www.ryanroxie.com and http://www.roxie77.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RyanRoxie
Twitter: @RyanRoxie

Our second interview is with UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE - he talks about the band, working with Alice Cooper, his new solo album 'Aerial Visions' and much more.

On making an instrumental album: "With no vocals, you need a lot of contrast between the songs."

On the guitar sound expected from him in Alice Cooper: "There wasn't a whole lot of guideline. I don't think they would want anyone to come in and play like somebody from 1970. Something had to be current or there's no point in doing it."

On Alice Cooper: "One of the hopes I had when I first joined his band was that someday we could write together."

For more about Vinnie Moore visit:
Online:http://www.vinniemoore.com & http://www.ufo-music.info
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Vinnie.Moore.Official
Twitter: @Vinnie_Moore

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
Thu
15
Jan

2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Rolls Across America

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Rolls Across America
 
SCORPIONS, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, DIO, JUDAS PRIEST, UFO AND MORE BOTH PAST AND PRESENT AND MORE PART OF TOURING PACKAGE
 
(14 January 2015 - Scottsdale, AZ) A classic rock guitar fan's dream tour will be making a coast to coast run across the United States.
 
An all star cavalcade of rock legends, including former and current members of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Dio, Judas Priest, MSG, Rainbow, Scorpions, UFO and Yngwie Malmsteen.
 
The XG Guitar Tour includes full performances by the legendary Uli Jon Roth and current UFO guitar extraordinaire, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and introducing ... Black Knights Rising.
 
Black Knights Rising is an all star project comprised of John West (vocals) Craig Goldy (guitars), Elliot Rubinson (bass). Alessandro Bertoni (keyboards) and Vinny Appice (drums).
 
Kofi Baker (son of Cream sticksman Ginger Baker) will be drumming for Roth and Joe Lynn Turner* and Tim "Ripper" Owens** will serve as the vocalists on select dates.  Black Knights Rising bassist, Elliot Rubinson, the CEO of Dean guitars, will also be holding down the low end of things for Roth and Moore.
 
Beginning 10 February (Newport, KY), Bobby Rondinelli will step in to replace Vinny Appice.  Tim "Ripper" Owens will jump on for the remainder of the dates on that same night while Vinnie Moore exits the tour. Vocalist John West will appear on all dates.
 
A Dean guitar will be raffled off at every single show on the tour.  To enter, simply head to the merch booth and enter your eMail address on a form there.
 
Dates are as follows:
1/21 Ramona, CA - Ramona Main Stage*
1/22 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues*
1/23 Hollywood, CA - House of Blues*
1/24 Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd*
1/25 San Jose, CA - Rock Bar Theater
1/26 Portland, OR - Tonic
1/27  Seattle, WA - Studio 7
1/29 Moorhead, MN The Garage
1/30  Spring Lake Park, MN - POVS
1/31  St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
2/1   Chicago, IL - Reggie's
2/2   Westland, MI Token Lounge
2/3   Toronto, ON Mod Club
2/4  Cleveland, OH The Agora Ballroom
2/5   Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
2/6   Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
2/7   Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
2/8  NYC, NY - BB Kings
2/9  Springfield, VA Empire
2/10 Newport, KY Southgate House**
2/11 Kansas City, MO The Scene**
2/12 Dallas, TX Trees**
2/13 Houston, TX Concert Pub North**
 
Canadian rockers Old James will be the support act on all shows.
 

 

 
Mon
17
Nov

Double Stop Podcast - VINNIE MOORE

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Monday, November 17, 2014
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This week on The Double Stop, Vinnie Moore (Solo, UFO, Alice Cooper, Red Zone Rider) discusses how he picked up the guitar, his first gig (a Pepsi Commercial), working with Vicious Rumors, and his early instrumental albums. He also covers working with Alice Cooper, how he responded to grunge, how he joined UFO (this one blew my mind), the formation of Red Zone Rider, and his future plans.
 
 
 
Mon
18
Aug

Another Supergroup is Born: RED ZONE RIDER (Keeling, Coogan & Moore)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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KELLY KEELING
VOCALS / BASS

 

SCOT COOGAN
DRUMS

 

VINNIE MOORE
GUITARS

 

The debut, self-titled album by RED ZONE RIDER (RZR) will be officially released by Magna Carta.

Consisting of world class guitar hero, Vinnie Moore; vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Kelly Keeling; and drummer, Scot Coogan, RZR plays rock'n'roll infected by a heavy blues-oriented backdrop. 

Played by the newly emerging AOR radio of the early 1970's which featured bands such as  Led Zeppelin, 
Deep Purple, Mountain, Grand Funk, the sound of this era is heard throughout RZR's album. 
Dripping with attitude and swagger, two of the chief components of music from this time period, Red Zone Rider sounds like they could easily have been recording in London in 1972 with Eddie Kramer at the board. 

Instead, RZR recorded the new album a year ago in Las Vegas with Mike Varney producing. In either scenario, Vinnie, Kelly and Scot have made an album that will span decades. Red Zone Rider is one of the finest musical combinations to have come forth in a long, long time.

 

RZR trailer video announcing the upcoming release:

 
 

 

Track Listing

1 Hell No
2 By the Rainbow's End
3 House of Light
4 Cloud of Dreams
5 Save It
6 Never Trust a Woman
7 Obvious
8 The Hand That Feeds You
9 Hit the Road
10 There's a Knowing
11 Count's 77

  • Label: Magna Carta Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2014 Magna Carta
  • Total Length: 57:32

Release date: September 16, 2014

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