JANUARY 30, 2017 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I had a great end of 2016 with a nice visit to Scandinavia with family and friends incl. clinics and master classes in Stockholm and Tingsryd, Sweden as well as Naestved, Denmark. I also continued some work and promo with the project STEREO MADNESS which features my good friend Peter Hermansson (220 VOLT, JOHN NORUM) on drums & vocals. I rounded off my visit to Stockholm at the Friends Arena with a fun guest performance of the DIO song "Holy Diver" with friends of EUROPE, HAMMERFALL and DANGER DANGER.
2017 started off nicely with a show in Mexico City with TONY MACALPINE, followed by a busy NAMM Show incl. DIO DISCIPLES performing at the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame awards, signing for my longtime amp/pedal endorser EBS, and shows at M3 Live and The Baked Potato with TONY MACALPINE.
On Thursday February 2nd DIO DISCIPLES will do a US debut of the incredible DIO Hologram (created by Eye Illusion) at the Pollstar Awards at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles.
On February 10 & 11 I will perform at The Iridium in New York City with TONY MACALPINE. When I return awaits sessions and video shoots with PLENTY HEAVY, SOUL SIGN, TAKARA and more...
- STAY TUNED!!
DECEMBER 15, 2016 - JAM AT FRIENDS ARENA, STOCKHOLM
It's always fun to return back home and connect with old pals. On Dec. 10 I had the pleasure of being a special guest with the Rockklassiker AllStars at Friends Arena in Stockholm featuring Ian Haugland & Mic Michaeli (Europe), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall), Rob Marcello (Danger Danger) and Bosse Lindstrom (Dalton). Other guests included Mikkey Dee (Scorpions) and John Norum (Europe). Other bands performing were Helix, The Darkness and The Hooters. Pictured below L to R: Pontus Norgren, John Norum, Rob Marcello, Bjorn Englen.
DECEMBER 14, 2016 - MASTER CLASS AT AMB, SWEDEN
I will be doing a master class at Academy of Music & Business in Tingsryd, Sweden tomorrow at 5:30pm.
All students are welcome!
DECEMBER 6, 2016 - SHOWS WITH TONY MACALPINE
I will be peforming with Tony MacAlpine in Mexico and California in January
NOVEMBER 22 - SUPER DEALS ON T-SHIRTS & MORE
Rock'n'Roll Gangstar Super Deal! One of my favorite shirts - High quality & very comfortable!
(Photo: Jaymz Floyd Eberly)
NOVEMBER 21, 2016 - CLINIC IN DENMARK
On December 26th I will be doing a BASS CLINIC at Kongebryg in Naestved, Denmark at 5pm.
NOVEMBER 20, 2016 - INTERVIEW ON "AMPS & AXES"
I had a really fun interview a couple of days ago with Jeff & Mick of the Amps & Axes show about life, music, gear and my 32 years of playing from the start in 1984 (and before) until today! Check it out!
NOVEMBER 18, 2016 - 25% OFF MY SIGNATURE STRINGS
From now until the end of November get 25% off the Bjorn Englen Signature Bass Strings:
NOVEMBER 16, 2016 - MEXICO CITY SHOW ANNOUNCED
I will return to Mexico City on January 15!
This time to rock the Rock Son Centro Histórico with my good friend the amazing Tony MacAlpine!
NOVEMBER 15, 2016 - HOLIDAY SPECIAL
20% DISCOUNT ON ALL Bjorn Englen Signature Series Cables!
(Guitar/Bass/Line Cables compatable in any 1/4" Tip Sleeve application)
Discount code: bjorncables - Click Here!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 - "BOWL 4 RONNIE"
On November 4 I will participate in a celebrity bowling tournament in support of and presented by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund and hosted by Eddie Trunk at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA. This evening of fun, food and entertainment starts at 6:30pm. A live auction will include collectibles autographed by artists and more! Tickets
AUGUST 26, 2016 - US TOUR DATES WITH TONY MACALPINE
I'm happy to announce the following US west coast tour dates in October with guitar & keyboard virtuoso and good friend Tony MacAlpine:
Oct 7: Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato
Oct 8: Riverside, CA - Fox Performing Arts Center*
Oct 9: Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues*
Oct 11: San Diego, CA - House Of Blues*
Oct 12: Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater*
Oct 13: San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore*
Oct 14: Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades*
Oct 16: Portland, OR - Revolution Hall*
Oct 17: Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Oct 20: San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Oct 28: San Pedro, CA - Alvas Showroom
* supporting Steve Vai’s Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour
Tony MacAlpine - Guitar & Keys
Bjorn Englen - Bass
Aquiles Priester - Drums
AUGUST 10, 2016 - DIO DISCIPLES FESTIVAL FOOTAGE FROM FEZEN, HU & WACKEN, GE
JULY 23, 2016 - BJORN ENGLEN SIGNATURE CABLE BY SPECTRAFLEX
I have been a happy and proud endorser of the most reliable, highest quality instrument cables Spectraflex for over 8 years now. Spectraflex is a wonderful company, and yesterday I was honored with the release of the Bjorn Englen Signature Cable! Check it out here!
JULY 22, 2016 - GUEST VOCALS FOR UPCOMING HAMMERFALL ALBUM
I had a great time a few days ago recording gang vocals for my good friends Hammerfall's upcoming album which is set for release in November. Vocals were recorded by acclaimed producer/engineer James Michael (Sixx A.M., Scorpions, Motley Crue etc)
JULY 13, 2016 - OFFICIAL ENDORSER OF IBANEZ BASS GUITARS
I'm now officially and proudly endorsing Ibanez Bass Guitars! It's like returning back home. I bought my first Ibanez bass in 1987, and from 1991 until 2003 my main bass was an Ibanez Roadbass 707. Thanks to Al Bane for making a nice leather strap for my new Ibanez Talman Bass! Check out this video of me playing the Talman bass:
Insane version of Montrose's "Rock Candy" at RnR Fantasy Camp feat. Tracii Guns, Bjorn Englen (Y Malmsteen), Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath), Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr Big) and Teddy Andreadis (Guns'n'Roses)
AND check out this new
Interview with long time friend Hypnoteherapist Steve G. Jones about staying motivated!
(Photo: Jerry Averill)
JUNE 28, 2016 - PERFORMANCE WITH PAUL STANLEY OF KISS
I had a great time coaching at the Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles this past weekend, teaching and jammin' together with wonderful fellow Rock Star Counselors incl. Vinny Appice (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), Jeff Scott Soto (Journey), Evan Stanley, Teddy Andreadis (Guns'n'Roses), Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), Jeff Paris, Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper), Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr Big), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Melissa Manchester and Chip Z'Nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff), plus specials guests Don Felder (The Eagles) and Paul Stanley (Kiss)! My campers did a great job and I'm very proud of them. They also had the opportunity to record a song with producer Mike Clink (Guns'n'Roses, Whitesnake etc), which I will post when mixed!
JUNE 14, 2016 - DIO DISCIPLES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Aug 4, 2016: Fezen Festival in Budapest, Hungary (EU)
Aug 6, 2016: Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany (EU)
MAY 29, 2016 - DIO DISCIPLES PHOTOS
Check out photos from the Ride For Ronnie concert here!
MAY 27, 2016 - METALOMANIA
I will record bass for the project/group Metalomania featuring guitarist Mathias Hellberg and vocalist Göran Edman (Y. Malmsteen, J. Norum etc). Great people and musicians! I'm really looking forward to this!
MAY 26, 2016 - MORE TOUR DATES!
MAY 22 - 13 YEARS WITH EBS AMPS & PEDALS!
Read the interview HERE!
MAY 16 - THIS DAY IN METAL!
Watch me present this day, May 16, in metal history right HERE!
MAY 12, 2016 - QUIET RIOT RECIEVES AWARD
Tonight Frankie Banali will receive the "Pioneers of Metal" Award on behalf of Quiet Riot at the Vegas Rocks' Hair Metal Awards 2016. I'm really proud to be part of this iconic band's history!
May 8, 2016 - HEALTHY LIFE, HEALTHY CAREER
Watch my interview from the 2015 RJD Memorial with Indie Power TV right HERE!
MAY 5, 2016 - DIO DISCIPLES U.S. TOUR DATES
APRIL 13, 2016 - INTERVIEW WITH MUSICIANS INSTITUTE, HOLLYWOOD, CA
M.I. College of Music conducted an interview with me before my clinic at the school back in January - Watch it here!
APRIL 4, 2016 - DIO DISCIPLES TO PERFORM AT 2ND ANNUAL "RIDE FOR RONNIE"
On May 22nd between 12-5pm Dio Disciples will perform at the 2nd annual Ride For Ronnie Concert at Los Encinos State Historic park in Encino, CA - Tickets
Mar 16, 2016 - ROCK'N'ROLL FANTASY CAMP JUNE 23-26
I'm glad to announce that I will be coaching at another Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles on June 23-26
featuring Paul Stanley (Kiss) and Don Felder (The Eagles):
Feb 16, 2016 - DIO DISCIPLES TO PERFORM at MoR CRUISE & HARLEY-DAVIDSON IN GLENDALE, CA
I had a wonderful time counseling and performing at The ROCK'N'ROLL FANTASY CAMP in Los Angeles this past weekend. Click here for pictures and videos!
I'm looking forward to the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE next week. It's always a blast and just a great cruise! Aside from a show with DIO DISCIPLES I will also perform with HELLION.
On March 5th DIO DISCIPLES will perform at Harley-Davidson in Glendale, CA sometime between 2-5pm to support the DIO Cancer Fund.
Click here to make a donation for a great cause!
Feb 9, 2016 - ROCK'N'ROLL FANTASY CAMP
I will be doing counseling and master classes at the Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles this weekend. If you're in Los Angeles come by for shows at the Lucky Strike and Whiskey a Go Go on Saturday and Sunday night!
Jan 18, 2016 - NAMM SCHEDULE
The extravagant NAMM Show Convention in Anaheim, CA (US) is near (Jan 21-24). CLICK HERE for my complete schedule of appearance!
Jan 15, 2016 - LESS THAN 2 DAYS TO BID!
EBS helped me donate a small, lightweight but loud bass amp for an online auction to benefit my good friend and band mate Tony MacAlpine who is currently undergoing many rounds of chemo therapy. There is less than 2 days to bid on this and the highest bid is still low! Also included is: My Signature Bass Strings by Mari, PickGuy pick pack (3 different picks) & an EBS Fafner II promo shot, ALL signed by me. A great deal, but the auction will end on Jan 17 at 4:30pm PST so HURRY UP!: http://m.ebay.com/itm/291656793880?_mwBanner=1
Jan 12, 2016 - BASS CLINIC
There are a few seats reserved for non-students of the school free of charge. E-mail me if interested.
Jan 11, 2016 - Online Auction to benefit Tony MacAlpine
EBS kindly helped me donate a Reidmar lightweight bass amp to benefit my dear friend and band mate Tony MacAlpine who is currently battling cancer. It is slightly used but in great condition and signed by me. Included is also:
My Signature Bass Strings by Mari, PickGuy pick pack (3 different picks) & an EBS Fafner II promo shot, all signed by me as well. The auction has just started and will end on Jan 17 at 4:30pm PST: http://m.ebay.com/itm/291656793880?_mwBanner=1
Jan 6, 2016 - First NAMM signing announced!
Dec 21, 2015 - I wish you all a beautiful holiday season!
NAMM 2016 is coming up and I will be doing several signings/meet n greets for EBS, Straptight and Rock'n'Roll Gangstar. Stay tuned for scheduled times.
In February I will be coaching at the Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp, and later in the month I will perform with DIO Disciples on the Monsters of Rock Cruise.