Keeping The Blues Alive

Joe Hangs With Rambo’s Brother

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Oh my gosh is that Joe with Rocky and Rambo?! Not quite, but they look similar enough! That is our blues boy Joe Bonamassa hanging with Sylvester Stallone’s younger brother Frank Stallone in none other than Norman Harris’ Rare Guitar shop in Tarzana, California.

As we all know, Joe is an avid guitar hunter, searching far and wide all over the globe for his next vintage guitar, amp, or random knick-knack. His frequent shop of choice is of course Norm’s, owned by his long-time friend and fellow gear addict Norman Harris. Joe is always heading in just to make sure Norm doesn’t have something new to torment him with.

Norm’s is a great place to visit and for musicians to hang while they are touring in the area. Norm’s Youtube channel is full of awesome videos of musicians trading licks, road stories, and their collection of gear.
Another avid Norm’s visitor is Frank Stallone. Unlike his brother, Frank gravitated toward music, performing in various bands when he was younger and maintaining a steady career as a musician.

He has written several songs for various movies for Sylvester, including “Far From Over” which was in the soundtrack to the 1983 move Staying Alive. The song hit some success, earning Stallone a Golden Globe, a Grammy Nomination, and a spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Stallone has released 10 studio albums and has appeared on a few television programs as well, but his career as an actor or musician never really took off.
Joe still has a great time chatting with Frank about gear, life, and antics he and his brother found themselves in as kids!

 

Patrick Ortiz 

KTBA

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