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Band News (more headlines) 02-12-2013

Instrumental Rock Guitarist Rod DeGeorge Is Back With A Vengeance In 2013

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Email: sthomas9@austin.rr.com
Website: http://www.degeorgemusic.com
Music: http://www.myspace.com/roddegeorge
After almost losing the ability to play his instrument 2 times in a year and a half, and taking 2 and a half years getting back to normal after a major car accident. Rod DeGeorge is back and ready to go with a new CD later this year!

That's right, this flourishing recording artist was on a mission to be the "best he could be" until an unforeseen car accident almost caused the loss of a finger and then later, debilitating neurological problems. However, with hard work and perseverance and a strong belief in himself, DeGeorge has prevailed and now is on a comeback mission to truly 'rock the world'!!! So keep your eyes and ears peeled for more news about his upcoming CD.

Rod DeGeorge Music >>>

YouTube: Dance of the Dragonfly - Rod DeGeorge Instrumental Guitar

By the way, have You heard of the Crossroads Contest to Play with Clapton? If not, please go by and check it out. You could help out as well... To raise the "Buzz Rating", you go to Rod DeGeorge's crossroads page below, listen to the tunes, leave a comment (click share to FB), add your name to the support list and share the link on FB and Twitter. You can do this as often as you like. Judging starts on March 8th, and a winner will be announced on March 15th. So, we have March 8th to get him in the top 100 & like I said he has been moving up fast. This is will definitely help us exposure-wise

Crossroads Contest to Play with Clapton (http://www.playcrossroads.com/u/roddegeorge )

Rod has been a full time musician for over a decade and has endorsements with XOX Audio Tools, the makers of the Handle Guitar (including a Rod DeGeorge signature model), Gibson Guitars and Dunlop Guitar Accessories. He also contributes a regular column for Guitar Connoisseur Magazine entitled, "Play What
You Mean, Mean What You Play."

He has appeared on VH1, E! Entertainment Television, and in the film, “Mayor Cupcake”, starring Leah Thompson (Back to the Future) and Judd Nelson (Breakfast Club). For the majority of the last decade, Rod has performed 3-5 nights a week, 50 weeks a year, throughout the Northeastern United States. He has shared the stage with Paul Stanley of Kiss, Earl Slick (guitarist for both John Lennon & David Bowie) and members of Foreigner and 38 Special. Rod has also performed to crowds of over 68,000 at the Half-time shows for the Philadelphia Eagles, and to over 20,000 at RFK Stadium. He has played special events in Washington D.C, at the Russian Embassy, as well as the Air & Space Museum's Inaugural Ball, attended by over 6,000 international guests for President
Obama's Inauguration.

When not performing, Rod has kept busy in his home studio. His original compositions, as well as his production and arrangement skills, have been used by MTV, The United Way, the cable show, Just Fishing, as well as being featured in the film, Butterflies in the Wind. He also wrote, recorded and produced a commercial jingle for the United States Census Bureau, and both the song and video were used in their Regional and National ad campaigns.

Rod recently released a CD entitled, Cosmic Playground, showcasing his instrumental music. The title track was featured in Guitar Player Magazine. He was also featured in many other major publications such as Hammer World in Hungary, and Guitar Player, Brazil. Rod has been generating quite a buzz as well in many popular music sites and blogs throughout the world.

His session work has included projects with Craig MacGregor, bassist for the platinum-selling band Foghat, and his songwriting abilities have gained the interest of artists from Sony and Motown Records. Foreign labels in Canada and Australia have also expressed interest in Rod's songwriting talents.

During his career, Rod has maintained a teaching schedule of 60 students per week. This was his inspiration to create a program for young musicians to gain first-hand knowledge of what it is like to be a professional musician. The Future of Music (FOM) program, developed by Rod, taught young musicians the fundamentals of music composition along with the basic principles of the music business. They were then given the opportunity to perform in a professional concert setting. The success of the FOM caught the attention of The United Way, who used the FOM performers to create a CD, A Generation Unleashed, to benefit their youth services throughout the region. Rod produced the CD and assisted in planning and developing the day long,outdoor CD release concert, hosted
by Motown's, R-Angels.

Rod DeGeorge!


“There must be a lot of monkey bars and turbo-tube slides in DeGeorge's playground. It's fun to zoom through all the melodies, wah stabs, keyboard flurries, shred bits and harmony solos, and then collapse with giddy exhaustion.” ~ Guitar Player Magazine

“If there's any justice in the world, Rod DeGeorge will be one of the brightest stars amongst 21st Century new guitar heroes...this is one of the hottest guitar instrumental records in the last few years. A must buy, no doubt about it!” ~ Hammer World Magazine, Hungary

“Check out this adventurous young fella: his playing is very exciting, and his technical proficiency is quite admirable.” ~ Elliott Randall
(Steely Dan/Solo Artist)

“It almost frightens me about what we may see in the future from this incredibly talented musician. Cosmic Playground is more than a calling card...it's a full-on statement of purpose that he has arrived and demands your attention.” ~ Progscape.com

“Rod DeGeorge is by far one of the most prolific talents I have come across in along time. His international flavor is sure to become a heavy influence of future artists for
years to come. “ ~ Twisted Voice

“I would pity the Devil if he ever made his way from Georgia to Pennsylvania, 'cause as bad of a time he had with Charlie, he would just be thrashed by Rod!”
~ Sea of Tranquility

“Rod DeGeorge has the potential to be a big guitar hero like Steve Vai or John Petrucci. Points: 15 out of 10 (not 10...15!).” ~ Gitarren-Blog.De

“Solid, clean playing and great shredding skills abound, but unlike the modern progmetal heads who are into shredding without making much of a musical statement, this guitarist speaks volumes in his writing, technique and phrasing.” ~ Music Street Journal

“Great playing! Some serious picking technique and cool tunes!” ~ Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper/UFO/Solo Artist)

“Amazing stuff!! Great guitar playing, it makes me want to practice more! ~ Steve Burrows (Beyonce, Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, Tommy Lee)

Scott Thomas
Guitarz Forever PR

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