Singer Ronnie Romero Says He Has Been Exonerated From Allegation, 'We Proved That It Was Not True'
Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke with singer Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Elegant Weapons) about his new solo album Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters’, that was released on Sept 15, 2023 via Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Romero also talks about being in Ritchie Blackmore's inner circle and surviving and overcoming allegations in his personal life.
Romero was asked about how the title of his solo album related to his recent personal issues he said," I'm glad you asked. Well there was a mix of a lot of things. It was a sum of everything coming at the same time. Because most of the times you can deal with certain things when it comes in your personal life, you have a problem you can deal with it or if you have a problem in your work you can deal with that, cause are okay in your family. But when you have everything coming at the same time and not only that I was really disappointed about people. How people behave. And that's actually part of the title of the (new) album because I failed, especially in 2021-22. I felt like the people they didn't care for each other anymore. They don't care, they don't care about anybody. They say whatever they think, they can say about you. I was having this personal problem with my ex-wife she made a complaint about me and she said that I was threatening her. Which is totally a lie. Actually two weeks ago they disclaimed this complaint, so everything's totally solved. But it was not only that but she was putting that in the news, she was going on television talking about me. So obviously the people who were listening and watching they were calling me a criminal. They were telling me that I should be in jail, for many horrible things that I felt I didn't deserve because I'm not a bad person. I feel that I'm not a bad person. So if you take that and at the same time we're coming from the Covid (lockdowns) which was a very hard time for musicians. And on the socials (Media), we were being bulled. Even my wife, she was getting nasty messages, like you are married to this criminal and it was happening every morning. Also I was missing my kid because I couldn't talk to him, I couldn't see him I was not allowed to to even send him a message to see how is it going. So during a couple of months your wife is working every day and you have a lot of time alone at home overthinking all of that. And you lose hope on people, you lose hope on yourself and you start to think that you are the problem. So if you think that you are the problem the solution is okay, if I am the problem I'm gonna release everybody from the problem and that was the way of thinking. Gladly and luckily I had my wife with me and she was taking me out of that out of that Darkness, I was going through. But it was really hard, it was really hard to manage because as I told you before I'm not a bad person and I just felt that I didn't deserve that treatment. Now I'm okay, I have my wife, she's a very strong person and she was supporting me and now all the legal things are getting solved because we proved that it was not true. So hopefully in a couple of months I will have the chance to talk to my kid again and we'll be okay."
TOO MANY LIES, TOO MANY MASTERS sees Romero delivering a powerful musical statement on the first solo album of his to feature all-new original material.
Written by Romero with drummer Andy C. and guitarist Jose Rubio, TOO MANY LIES, TOO MANY MASTERS marks the first time that Romero has been involved with 100% of the songwriting on an album he sings on. Romero also co-produced the album with Andy C., marking another first for Romero. While these 'firsts” certainly add to the excitement for the album, it is the songs that truly take center stage. Romero's voice is completely at home on this diverse, hard rockin' set which is certainly going to please any fan of his vocal style and his work with his other bands.
Romero's voice and prolific musical activity have brought him to the forefront of the hard rock/metal scene where he can be seen/heard with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, The Michael Schenker Group, Lords of Black, The Ferrymen, Sunstorm, and the recently launched Elegant Weapons with Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner. With an impressive discography already under his belt, TOO MANY LIES, TOO MANY MASTERS is arguably the crown jewel of Romero's recorded output thus far.
Here’s the track listing for TOO MANY LIES, TOO MANY MASTERS:
1. Castaway on the Moon
2. Mountain of Light
3. I’ve Been Losing You
4. Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters
5. Girl, Don’t Listen to the Radio
7. Not Just a Nightmare
8. A Distant Shore
9. Chased By Shadows
Don't Call It Hair Metal: Art In The Excess Of The 80's Rock w/ Sean Kelly (Lee Aaron, Coney Hatch)
Bob Dylan's Childhood Home in Hibbing, Minnesota USA- Covers- Jimi Hendrix, Guns N' Roses, Nazareth.