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Steve Luongo / Press

“MUSIC; Power Chords From the Past: A Popular 70's Band Returns By JOSH MAX Published: March 14, 2004 SIGN IN TO E-MAIL PRINT SINGLE-PAGE IN the 1970's, Long Islanders had their pick of rock music clubs that mainly showcased local groups, and among the most popular of those groups were Twisted Sister and Rat Race Choir. Twisted Sister, led by Dee Snider, who grew up in Freeport and Baldwin, eventually had a big career, selling millions of albums and touring worldwide. Rat Race Choir gradually faded in popularity, its performances becoming memories for its once-ardent fans. But recently, two of Rat Race's early lineup -- Steve Luongo, a drummer who was one of two founding members, and Mark Hitt, a longtime guitarist -- formed a new group, Torque, with Chris Clark on keyboard and Jeff Ganz on bass.”

“When bassist John Entwistle died of a heart attack on June 27th on the eve of the Who's summer reunion tour, he left behind many aggrieved fans and several unfinished projects. Some of that business will be settled on November 26th with the release of Left for Live: Deluxe, a twenty-four-track expanded version of the John Entwistle Band's 1999 Left for Live album. In addition to a healthy dose of Entwistle solo material ("My Size," "Love Is a Heart Attack," "Too Late the Hero"), Who songs ("The Real Me," "Boris the Spider") and classic covers ("Summertime Blues," "Shakin' All Over"), the album features a never officially released Keith Moon drum track behind "Bogeyman," the band's walk-on music. ”

“Steve Luongo chooses DDRUM! NAMM 2011: After releasing the John Entwistle bass series with Dean it was decided that I would perform a set of music with Dean owner / bassist Elliott Rubinson and my guitarist Mark Hitt at the Grove to kick off the release of the basses. I was provided with a set of DDrums and began tuning them during the sound check. The snare drum was killer and the next day on the floor of NAMM I asked Felix DeLuna if that snare was available for me to play in the sound proof drum booth. It was a black chrome reflex snare drum. I beat this thing full out for about an hour and fell in love! I was surprised to find out that this was not a top of the line drum but rather a mid line series. ”

“Steve Luongo: APHEX Ambassador -The Drummer. The Composer. The Producer.”

“SARASOTA - No one would mistake rocker Brian Johnson for Santa Claus, but the lead singer of AC/DC delivered an early Christmas gift for sick children. Johnson, fresh off a two-month concert tour, dedicated a music room in his name at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Monday. "If you ever see a sick kid walk into a music room and they pick an instrument up, their faces are just these pictures," said the Bird Key resident, wearing his trademark flat cap. "When they pick up the drumsticks and bash their drums or make a big loud noise on the guitar -- it's priceless." The gift came courtesy of the John Entwistle Foundation, a group founded in honor of the late bass player for The Who. Johnson, AC/DC bandmate Cliff Williams and drummer Steve Luongo -- the foundation's director and friend and former bandmate of Entwistle -- raised money for the room in gigs last year.”