Megadeth Bassist James Lomenzo Puts EV Wired/ Wireless Mics through Paces on World Tour!
Electro-Voice is extremely proud to have one of the most versatile and talented bassists in the world on its list of artist endorsers. With a pedigree that spans from White Lion to Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, and now Megadeth, it’s an understatement to say that James is on the “A list“. However, even though James is highly sought after for recording and touring by the industry’s top musical acts, he remains humble and courteous, a real gentleman.
A fan of Electro-Voice wired and wireless mics, James uses the EV RE20 and RE27N/D in the studio and on stage to capture his signature sound. When the venue or tour requires wireless-as is often the case with Megadeth-James uses the EV RE-1 wireless system, which provides flat, unaffected sound down to 30 Hz!
Currently on his way to Australia for a number of dates with Dave Mustaine and company, James still found time to talk with us recently. In place of a bio, he has supplied us with his “vital stats“. Please read on:
James Lomenzo’s Vital Stats
DOB: January 13, 1959
Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Weight: 150 lbs.
Siblings: 2 Brothers
First Band: Sir Donicus
Other Bands: Black Label Society, David Lee Roth, Slash’s Snakepit, Pride & Glory, Ozzy Osbourne, Ace Frehley, White Lion...
Band/Album: The Who/Quadrophenia
Movie: “The Tingler“ (Vincent Price)
Book: I Am Legend (Richard Matheson)
Politician: Robert Kennedy
Historical Figure: Jesus Christ
Song on TSHF: Kick The Chair
Mega Solo: Kick The Chair
Favorite Venue: Madison Square Garden
TV Shows: Politically Incorrect
Cliché: 80’s Metal
Most memorable concert: Too many to list, Paul McCartney & Wings ’75
Played: Too Many to list (still love Madison Square Garden)
Hobbies: Photography, Computer Art
Most Important Life Lesson: When one door closes another one opens...
What do you like to do to relax while touring: I like to “Hit the Bricks“ basically walk around town and explore
Occupation if not a musician: Photo Journalist