Alex De Rosso
Alex has worked with rock icons Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley (KISS), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Glenn Hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, Eric Martin, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Nuno Bettencourt, Don Dokken (Dokken), Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake, Dokken), George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken), Timothy Drury (Whitesnake, the Eagles), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Steve Lukather (Toto)
Alex De Rosso’s passion for rock guitar began in 1982 in Padova, Italy.
In 1997 Alex started to record his second album “Ossimoro”, that has been released in 1998.
In 2002, right after the release of his third album, “The thin line between black and white”, Alex joined Dokken taking over guitar duties when John Norum (Europe) left the band. As the new Dokken guitar player, Alex toured in 2002 and 2003 playing something like 100 shows.
In the middle of all this Alex recorded as lead guitar player, with producer Fabrizio Grossi, the album “Vertigo” featuring Joseph Williams (TOTO) on vocals, and the album “Perfect World” with Kelly Hansen (Hurricane, Foreigner) on vocals.
Back in Italy, after the Dokken days, in early 2004 Alex started to work on productions @ “the cube”, his own recording studio.
In the meantime, Alex started a new hard rock band, Headrush, with italian singer Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth). The first and self-titled album of Headrush will be released in early 2005.
2008 is the perfect year for the release of King of Balance “A rockwalk through the TOTO years”, a tribute to one of the best rock bands ever and one of Alex’s favorites, ToTo.
In fact Alex recorded the all-star album for the Russian band Pushking, a project where you can hear Alex together with rock icons Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley (KISS), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Glenn Hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, Eric Martin, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Nuno Bettencourt.
After this Alex finally joined the band, collaborating with Pushking for live shows and the release of their new album.
And in 2012 finally Alex started the production of his fourth solo album, “Lions & Lambs”, released in January 2013.
In 2014 Alex started a new band: The Big Swing, producing the first album released in early 2015.
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