If it weren't for Elvis Presley and Angus Young, you wouldn't be on this website right now. Elvis influenced Bill to be a musician, Angus influenced Bill to be a guitar player. Throughout his career he has performed/recorded with Simon Phillips (Toto/Jeff Beck/The Who), Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Mike Mangini (Extreme/Steve Vai/DreamTheater), Gigi Gonaway (Mariah Carey), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani/Steve Vai). He was also a member of the band Steelheart. During this time he fronted his own instrumental rock band called LoNero.
In 2008 LoNero released the CD “Relentless” and coined the genre “Guitarcore”. From that moment on, he has defined what that genre is. Unlike most instrumental artists, who’s songs emphasize solos and arpeggios, Lonero’s music features defined verses, choruses and emphases on melody and structure. Apple and QuickTime did a month-long promo for “Relentless” and helped build Lonero’s fan base from the ground up. This album features the song “Loose” which has been licensed by Discovery channel, MTV video Music Awards, “That Metal Show”, BBC and many more.
2010 saw the release of “J.F.L.”, a stripped down instrumental rock and roll album produced by Grammy award winning engineer Michael Rosen. This album had influences of punk with the songs “Fat Tat” and “Good Luck” and was a more straight ahead approach to Guitarcore but still had the definable LoNero sound.
In 2014 LoNero were handpicked by guitar legend Tony MacAlpine to be the main support for his first solo U.S. tour in 10 years. That tour went so well, that LoNero were asked again to be main support on a second U.S. tour in 2015. Traveling from coast to coast and into Mexico, LoNero proved they could hold their own even with the best.
In 2018, LoNero released their most advantageous album to date, “The Defiant Machine”. TDM is a thematic instrumental powerhouse focusing on war throughout the last 100 years. With historic speeches from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush intertwined with piano interludes, blistering guitar harmonies, solos and seamless time changes. The album features the song “Burning of Ideals (a date which will live in infamy), a 12 minute epic auditory journey. Also, TDM was named “one of the most noteworthy albums of the last 50 years” by Guitar Player magazine in their 50th anniversary issue! Rounding out the theme for TDM, all photos for the album artwork were shot aboard the historic and legendary U.S.S. Hornet aircraft carrier. The same ship that recovered the Apollo 11 capsule which carried the first men to walk on the moon and one of the most decorated war vessels to ever sail the seas.
2019, saw LoNero once again as main support for Tony MacAlpine on another U.S. tour.
Bill is also working on a solo album which will be produced by guitar legend Tony MacAlpine. Tony will also be performing keyboard and bass duties.