ROSS THE BOSS
DISCIPLINE OF STEEL TOUR
Ross The Boss is excited. You can feel his energy through the phone. Ross has just successfully completed one leg of his tour and is gearing up for more summer festivals in Europe and beyond. Ross is also extremely excited of his current line up. After his last band decided not to tour anymore he says he went to "plan B" and brought in a few friends to help him rock.The Discipline of Steel tour features former Manowar drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl, Mike LePond (Symphony X), and Marc Lopes (Let Us Prey).
As Ross points out he is busy "Inflicting pain, kicking ass, and leading a productive life. We did 45 shows in 2 months so far." Fan response to the current line up of the RTB band performing Manowar songs has been Incredible. When asked what he attributes the success of the tour to, Boss replied, "this is real and you get a show full of energy, as it should be."
Booked to perform at wakken this August, I asked Ross how he prepared for a festival gig.
"Well we get to the show early, get to the hotel. You have about an hour or two to get ready. I don't really follow other bands. At Karmøygeddon METAL Festival, I got a chance to watch Saxon. Those guys are great. Still doing it. But I don't have a lot of time to watch or keep up with other bands. The other guys in the band know who everyone is and they keep me informed. "
On the subject of social medi a and its positive or negative impact, Ross states,"It's good exposure. Keeps everyone in the loop. Keeps bands communicating with each other and the fans."
As for future plans, Ross says more touring. Maybe more U.S. gigs and then hopefully bring this line up into the studio for an album.
Ross The Boss has dedicated his life to the craft of heavy metal. His performances are master classrooms of power, precision and passion. Do not miss the chance to see this icon of heavy metal.
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