I recently saw this awesome interview with Lag-playing guitarist Dario Lorina on Metal Sludge and thought “that dude’s I Heart Guitar worthy.” At the age of 16 he was playing guitar for Jani Lane. He has since graduated to the lead guitar spot in Lizzy Borden, and there are rumours swirling about that he’s about to take on a pretty big job with a much higher profile. What could that be? So I’m issuing an official Cool Player Alert for Dario Lorina. By the way, notice that he simultaneously looks like both Randy Rhoads and Zakk Wylde (when Zakk first joined Ozzy, I mean)?
Here’s a little excerpt from his bio:
Dario Lorina is a 19-year-old guitarist who has been making waves in the music industry. At age 16, he was recognized for his passion and what some may call exceptional talent, and began touring with multi-platinum songwriter and Warrant front man, Jani Lane. During that time Dario strongly made a reputation and name for himself as a player and has gained the respect of many which has given him the opportunity to play with various notable artists. He has been touring consistently throughout the USA and Europe since 2006.
“Dario Lorina, playing it the way it should be played”…Jani Lane (Warrant)
In 2006 he was featured in an instructional video entitled “Rock Begins” which was targeted towards a younger audience and taught the basics of rock guitar. He’s received attention from major companies, USA and abroad, such as Coffin Case, Marshall Amps, Crafter USA, Snap Jack Cables, Sfarzo Strings, PikCard and the European guitar company, LAG who has since invited him to the annual Musikmesse fair in Frankfurt, Germany for the past two years to work with the company on promoting their guitars. Dario was featured in Guitar Player Magazine and Europe’s Guitare Xtreme Magazine and asked to join Motorhead for a song at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. He is also featured in the Music Star Productions new All Star DVD (2008) with George Lynch, Bruce Kulick, Jennifer Batten and Darrell Roberts as “Next Generation of Rock Guitar” with Dario Lorina and more. (See Blog)
“He has the skill and heart that reminds me of Randy Rhoads”…Vegas Rocks Magazine
Here’s some video of Dario shredding it up at NAMM