There's something to be said for having conviction and dedication for your art in a business that is so watered down that it has become a shallow shell of it's former self. LoNero is one of those rare bands that strays away from trends and the beaten path. They are four musicians that got together to create a new genre of instrumental rock. Guitarist Bill Lonero, drummer Steve Spicer, bassist Mike McKaigg and guitarist William Baglivio created Guitarcore, a genre all their own. So infectious that even those that don't listen to rock find themselves headbanging and foot tapping to their unique brand of Instrumental Guitarcore.

LoNero's debut cd "Relentless" (released 2007 with a month long promotion from Apple Computers) is 14 tracks of punishing rhythms, beautiful acoustic and infectious melodies. Built on the principal that the song should always come first, "Relentless" proves that you can still be instrumental and gain a wide and varied fan base without having to follow what others have already done.

Unlike most instrumental artists LoNero is a band in the truest sense of the word. Everyone contributes to the unique sound that is LoNero. But LoNero is not just a band that records in the studio album after album. They are a dynamic group that performs live every chance they get.

Currently, the band plans an extensive tour and with endorsements/sponsorships from products such as Peavey, Hot Picks, Seymour Duncan, Dunlop, Rebel Straps and Lava Cables the band plans on "playing 'til we drop" says Bill Lonero. "I've had the privilege of playing or recording with the likes of Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani), Gigi Gonaway (Mariah Carey), Mike Mangini (Extreme and Steve Vai) and Polo Jones (Zucchero and Whitney Houston) so I understand what hard work is and am prepared to do what it takes to build our fan base. We love playing live because we can connect with our fans."

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 07 2004
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
43 years

Members Of Band

Bill Lonero - Rhythm/Lead/Melody Guitar
Mike McKaigg - Bass
William Baglivio - Rhythm Guitar
Steve Spicer - Drums


Bill Lonero Gear List:
Peavey Wolfgang Stop Tailpiece x3
Fender Telecaster American
Fender Stratocaster American
Ibanez USA Custom
Ibanex RG-550
Washburn N2
Schecter "Frankenstein"
Ovation 6/12 Double Neck
Charvel 3DR

Peavey Triple XXX Head
Genz Benz El Diablo Head
Line 6 Flextone Plus XL
Genz Benz 212G - Flex Cabinet
Peavey XXX 4x12 Slant Cab

Prototype Dunlop 535 Crybaby
Digitech Whammy Pedal

William Baglivio Gear List:
Gibson BFG
Carvin DC747
Ibanez RG7cst

Fractal Audio Axe-FX ultra
Mesa/Boogie Simulclass 2:90 poweramp

Silver Machine Wah
Peterson Strobostomp
Axess Electronics FX1 (midi controller)

Mike McKaigg Gear List:
Custom Six String Bass (Fretted)
Custom Six String Bass (Fretless)
Custom Four String J type Bass

Peavey Pro 8x10
Peavey BAM 2x10

T.C. Electronics "Triple C" Stereo Compressor
Electro-Harmonix "BassBalls" (Russian version)
Boss Bass Overdrive
Boss Octave
Morley Pro Wah