"THE instrumental album of the year doesn't belong to (Steve) Vai, *Yngwie) Malmsteen or (Paul) Gilbert...that distinction belongs to LoNero for their album "The Defiant Machine.."
"I think we all liked your new CD!"
"Unlike most instrumental guitar players out there who's music is soft, LoNero's music is mean, intense, nasty, urgent, aggressive and angry! I'm definitely a fan!!!!!"
"You guys are pretty damn good!!"
"The term 'rocking out' can be severely over-used, but take it from us: guitarcore pioneers LoNero seriously ROCK OUT. "
"...Put the preconceptions away and indulge yourself in an instrumental album that has as much, if not more power, emotion and clarity than most of the lyric based acts around. LoNero deserve to be huge, it's up to you to get them there!"
“They call it guitarcore. What I call it is great instrumental guitar driven rock and roll. It is a genre that has few who can do it well but many who try. LoNero has got it right. Instead of showing how many notes can be crammed into a bar of music or delving into what can only be called extended wanking, they remembered that the most important aspect of music is melody. The many different sides to this band makes this disc a dynamic listening experience. JFL just begs for you to slap it in the car player and head down to the nearest coastline and just cruise. I have been trying to figure out what the name of the album means and after hearing it I think it must be an abbreviation for Just F'ing Listen!!.......”
"LONERO are the self proclaimed purveyors of “Guitar-Core”, and after hearing their new album JFL, I see no need to argue with them on the subject. I think it’s safe to say that shredding has taken on a whole new meaning when it comes to great guitar driven records. Sure, there are a lot of great heavy instrumental bands out there, but this is something different altogether. Each and every track on JFL is unique to itself… Those of you who find it hard to get into compositions without lyrics should have no problem getting comfortable with LONERO’s music. Although the words aren’t there, the instruments are well capable of doing the speaking in a language that we all can understand. Each song has it’s chosen path and sticks to that formula for a good four or five minutes, then on to the next one, giving you the feel of a conventional rock record, even if this is anything but run of the mill. Stream, buy or inject this entire album………..NOW!"
"The hardest part of doing what I do is sifting through the endless stacks of CDs and MP3 downloads I receive from bands to try and find something worth writing about. I get endless albums of bands that sound like 3rd rate versions of already crappy bands making it downright painful to listen. Every now and then an album shines through the muck like a gem in the rough. When LoNero’s album “JFL” was brought to my attention, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, all I had to do was “JFL” just like the album title says. JUST FUCKING LISTEN….. …..Lonero’s “JFL” was a breath of fresh air for me. Words can sometimes get in the way even for a guy like me who loves lyrical music. Do yourself a favor. Pick up this album and do as the title says; “JFL”!"
“Guitarist Bill Lonero and crew have gear endorsements out the wazoo, promotional help from Apple Computer, two-million MySpace plays, and they claim to have invented "instrumental guitarcore," so you should really hate them. But you can't, because they're just so damn good.”
“BATTLE AXES: Pumping out straight-ahead, all-instrumental rock with the technical precision of a computer engineer whiz on speed, LoNero takes the stage at VooDoo tonight supporting their long-awaited sophomore album, Relentless. Led by one of the best guitarists in the local scene, Bill Lonero, the quartet rips out metal-laced rock anthems that are as polished as anything you're going to find circulated on the airwaves or the well-established arena circuit. If you dig the sounds of Joe Satriani or Steve Vai, but don't feel like kicking down half your paycheck to Ticketmaster to see them live, swing by the VooDoo and check out what this local ax-man and LoNero bring to the amp wars.”
“There’s quite literally an endless amount of music genres these days, but none focuses more on the talent and melodic power of a guitar than guitarcore. A new term coined by California instrumental guitarist Bill Lonero (whose band LoNero — same name, different spelling — champions the genre)”
“I just wanted to type a personal message to you guys to thank you, not only for suggesting I take a listen, but also for the music it is that you are offering to your fans. Too often, I find that I will like a band until the vocals kick in and then that will become my determining factor. However, when your "vocals" kicked in, I was quite pleased. Immediately I saw you guys as a band I would love to have the opportunity to see live and a band that I found I could listen to with my father, which is something I often listen for. My father is a guitar fan and I am a bass fanatic. Thanks again and keep it up guys. I would love to see you in AZ one day!”
"In this world of musical labels and genres, none describes the capabilities of the true guitar musician than (LoNero) guitarcore. Based totally on talent, rhythm and melodies…"
“Well, guys! I don't know what to say! I don't know how to say! This music is insane, very great! Honestly, this is great! Wish you all the best, maybe we meet one day, that would be also great! Have a kickass weekend! Cheers* Read more: http://www.myspace.com/lonero ”
“LoNero’s “Relentless” is a great way to escape the noise of daily life and enter a world of musical harmony. Show your support today by checking out myspace.com/LoNero, where the music allows your thoughts to be the lyrics and your life to be the thesis”.”
“I did this amazing interview with a rock instrumental band, LoNero. I mostly spoke to the founder of the band, Bill Lonero, but all of the members did have something to say at some point or another. Though they are from Northern California, they have performed from Melrose to Anaheim, and most resent at the HOB-Hollywood opening for Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp. Soon they hope to corner the music scene with their amazing rock instrumentals that take you back to times when rock instrumentals where hot and in demand. Following in the footsteps of greats like Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. When I first heard their music I could also picture flashes of Eddie Van Halen when Van Halen was at the height of their career, compare Bill and the rest to other great bands like Santana, and Eric Clapton, minus the vocals. They are all well rounded and accomplished musicians and not to be passed up, in fact I think a vocalist may just get in the way of the great vibe this band already has going.”
“LoNero is from California and play the best instrumental music I have ever heard; It is not just instrumental skills, but also a variety of arrangement and major difference of composition that blows you away after listening to it. Its not just guitar solo after guitar solo on the top of rhythms and sounds- the whole band is equal in the sound picture.”
“The motto of instrumental band LoNero is "No Excuses" and after hearing their music you immediately know why. They have gone against the grain of popular music by delivering their own unique style of rock that is hard-hitting and, yet, melodic.”