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Guitar Player Magazine 50th anniversary issue

LoNero’s“The Defiant Machine” was listed as one of the most important and noteworthy albums of the last fifty years by Guitar Player Magazine! We could not be more proud and honored to be included with such greats as Metallica, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Van Halen, and many others. Thank you Guitar Player!



I’ll be playing trombone in the pit for Moreau Catholic’s production of “Oklahoma” later this month. Get your tickets here


LoNero in Guitar Player’s new compilation album!

We are very proud and honored to be chosen for Guitar Player magazine’s first Instrumental album “Stormy Weather” in their Awesome Instrumentals series. Our song “Burning of Ideals” was chosen and we couldn’t be more happy. We are alongside some amazing players such as Steve Hunter, Jude Gold, Ana Popovic, Gretchen Menn and more. We hope you will support the guitar community by downloading your own copy of these amazing songs by these amazing players! The photo below is on page 14 of the February 2017 issue of Guitar Player Magazine.


LoNero video premiere at!

Our first official video from the album “The Defiant Machine”. Thank you Guitar Player Magazine!


Live webcast tomorrow!

Defiant Machine webcast

Join us for a live webcast! We’ll be signing our pre orders getting them ready to ship out while talking about the new album “The Defiant Machine”.



CD Release date!!

LoNero’s new album “The Defiant Machine” will be released August 2nd, 2016! Click the image below to pre order your copy!



new interview. Bass Musician Magazine

I recently did an interview with Brent-Anthony Johnson for his ongoing project “Why is music important” in Bass Musician Magazine!Click here to see the interview.


Time, it’s not just a magazine.

metronomeLike myself, anyone who has studied music in a high school or college environment has heard something like the title above. In my observation, outside of those environments it doesn’t seem to be discussed much especially with rock musicians.

When I was in college all of my teachers used to say “as musicians, TIME is our greatest asset no matter what your instrument”. As much as we were drilled in theory, tone, technique, reading, etc we were drilled in playing with good “time” even more. Now that doesn’t mean to cause your playing to be “robotic” or “stiff”, just that your time is consistent and doesn’t vaccilate. Playing in time doesn’t mean to be absolutely right on with the metronome either...


“The Defiant Machine” preview video


Tony MacAlpine / LoNero tour wrap up

That’s a wrap!!

What a ride it has been! October 2014 will be a month to remember. Our first North American tour was a success. We didn’t know what to expect going from city to city, venue to venue but regardless of any obstacle we overcame and won over the audience. We also got to share five shows of the tour with our good friends Travis, Jennifer and Dale of the Travis Larson Band. Great to hang with them again. Best thing about it was the new friends made and the great times we had laughing until our faces hurt. Hearing Tony, Bjorn, and Aquiles every night was a real treat. Amazing musicians and great guys. Michael (manager) and Chris (tech) were so great to work with as well. Awesome experience all around.

Thank you everyone!