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LONG WAY FROM HOME

Yesterday I did an interview with Metal Maiden Vicki for her Metal Euphoria show. Just like the last time I was there, we had a good time, just chatting about the music, song title ideas, and overall silliness. Of course, she played my songs and whatever I requested (Rainbow, Rush, Living Colour!)

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LIVE INTERVIEW THIS SATURDAY

Flyer by Metal Maiden Vicki for this Saturday’s live-in-studio interview

This Saturday I will be doing a live-in-the-studio interview hosted by Metal Maiden Vicki! The show is on from 3-8pm but my interview will take place around 5:30 or so. But be sure to tune in and listen to her show for the full five hours, as she always has surprises and plays some deep tracks (metal or not!)

We will talk about a few things such as the upcoming show at The Chance on Aug 11, as well as discuss my new album that I will work on soon, and whatever else Vicki can think of. A good time will be had by all.

http://www.sonicasylumradio.comĀ 

And while you’re on the site, be sure to log into the chat room and ask questions about my music or whatever!

Tune in, turn on, and crank it up!!!

 

DINGBATZ REVIEW

Aside from annoying technical difficulties as soon as I started playing the intro to “Layers Of Time”, my trio sounded really good. Thankfully, I fixed the problem quickly and the crowd were patient.

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NEW PEDAL ON MY BOARD

Updated Pink Beast 2.0 with new Layers Of Time pedal

Christmas came early today, as the mailman greeted me with a box that had my new signature pedal encased therein!

I will make a demo video soon but will definitely debut it tomorrow night at Dingbatz. I still need to clean the board up a bit more, maybe add a riser so I am not tripping on any pedals (my feets too big!) Read more

SECOND SIGNATURE PEDAL!!!

Rick Bethune of Checkered Pedals sent me this pic from his workbench…it’s my second signature pedal!!! I will hopefully have it in my hands before my gig this Friday in Clifton but nonetheless…here it is!

Second signature pedal called LAYERS OF TIME by Checkered Pedals.

I will make a demo video soon showcasing what this pedal is all about. But for now, here’s the skinny:

It’s called LAYERS OF TIME (and it has the same colour scheme as the album cover of the same name). It’s a triple delay/boost/overdrive pedal with a couple of cool twists. It has separate ins/outs if you want to run the delay through the effects loop (like I do) or you can run everything in tandem. Also has a 9v/18v switch on the back for the BOOST button if I want my solos to really jump out.

Plus it has pretty lights!

 

WHAT’S OLD IS NEW!

I decided this morning to re-release my 2011 cd GO BERZERK! as a download only on this site. I have 5 hard copies left but am saving those for selling at shows (I forgot that BCR Music in Lemoyne, PA has some left so I asked to take them back). I still perform “Surfing To Venus” from this album, but maybe I will resurrect a couple of songs that I haven’t touched in two years. So cough up $10 and the download is yours!

 

Also, you can now purchase the single-only “Quicker Than The Devil” on here for the stupid low price of 99 cents!! This song is a crowd-pleaser live and I still love playing this song as well. So even after the show is over, you can enjoy the tune at home or in your car or wherever.

 

“Isn’t he ni-i-i-i-ice?””

 

THIS? ON A STEVE BELLO SITE???

I know, I talk about my music all the time. Some of you are cool with it, others tend to roll your eyes. I get it. But what I am about to show you is something you would NOT expect from me…

Allow me to be in fanboy mode.

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF BLOG

This is going to be a different kind of blog for those who do check out this website from time to time. Normally I write about, well, my music a lot. But this time I have to shift gears, so please allow me this moment to be…

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MORE TO CLEAR UP

Yesterday I received a message from a guitarist in a metal band around here (not saying his name for privacy reasons). He said “Your band isn’t opening for Blaze, you’re not on the list anymore.” I thought this was a mistake but it wasn’t.

Remind me again why I am a musician?

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ABOUT THAT RAINED-OUT PARTY…

Mary’s Basement was supposed to play a private party on July 1st.

The gods had other plans… Read more