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The first gig I did with Ozzy was Allentown Pennsylvania I think, or someplace in that area: Randy Rhoads funeral had only been a day or so beforehand, and I guess I had only been in the states for three maybe four days in all. All my gear was still in transit via rocket cargo, […]
JACK STARR: How long have you been playing and what made you start in the first place? BERNIE TORME: Far too long. Almost 40 years actually. I started when I was 11 and I’m, oh, Gawd, you’ve just made me feel very sad and old Jack, where did I put that zimmer frame. I started cause I […]
NAME: – Bernie Torme PLAYING (YEARS): – 39 years(jeez!) STYLE: very loud, my own way GEAR: – marshall 100 watt superlead(s), hiwatt 4X12 cabinet(s), electro harmonix big muff (sometimes), fender stratocaster guitar(s). ENDORSEMENTS: – none on my current driving license. I totally endorse everything I play on and everyone I’ve played with. PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: – In Music: releasing three albums with […]
In the course of his career as a highly rated guitarist, Bernie Torme has played with some of the biggest names in rock including ex Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan’s band Gillan and ex Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne. Bernie joined Gillan in 1979 at a time when Ian’s career was in the doldrums. Gillan […]
Bernie Torme, legendary cult guitarist, uses his 60’s Fender Stratocaster and Marshall 100 watt amp like he knew them in a previous life.