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Robert Mason

From his early New Jersey beginnings with Magnum, to his latest monster success with Warrant, follow the brilliant and facinating career of one of rock's most respected journeyman singers.

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From his early New Jersey beginnings with Magnum, to his latest monster success with Warrant, follow the brilliant and facinating career of one of rock's most respected journeyman singers.

Combining a pure natural voice with classical technique, Robert Mason is a dominant and powerful vocal force. His depth and versatility have taken him on a journey through several musical styles. From the bombastic driving metal of Big Cock, or the dark expression of Lynch Mob, to the vintage southern feel of Cry Of Love - allowing him to express his passion for the style of seventies' rock.

Respected and admired by all in the business for his hard-working professionalism and discipline, Robert has never been one to sit back on his laurels but is constantly creating his own unique opportunities for musical expression.

Skirting under the "A-List" radar, he has often found himself working behind the scenes as a ghost singer, voice teacher and other neccessary yet sometimes nameless positions, gaining him a wealth of experience other singers spend a lifetime striving for. This lends a certain acting ability, passion and depth to his song interpretations not often delivered by standard rock singers. Trained in voice and piano, as well as self-taught on guitar, Robert can hold his own as a song writer and lyricist. Most recently, having co-wrote a great deal of the music on Big Cock's latest release, "Motherload" alongside fellow band member Dave Henzerling.

One of the most pivotal moments in Robert's life came in 2003, when he was nearly killed in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident. Ruining his joy of riding and leaving him with scars over much of his upper body, but also leaving him with perspective, and a resillient strength. Letting him approach his life and career with gratitude and a sense of humor.

Take a moment, to discover this truly amazing vocalist.

1987 - Magnum (The Final Countdown)
1987 - Magnum 1992 - Lynch Mob 2005 - Alive 2008 - Big Cock 2008 - Warrant SURE FEELS GOOD VIDEO CLIP 9-19-08 Robert's Warrant Road Report dated 11/22/08, available on www.warrantweb.net Dateline: Riverside, CA. 11.22.08 Well, rock fans, now I've seen everything. Nestled in an unassuming industrial complex in the evidently not so sleepy town of Riverside, CA stands one mans' vision of the ultimate fun, cool hang out. An intimate venue; a "Tiki Bar" for several hundred of his friends and associates. His name is Mark Herbert. The place, you ask? The Voodoo Lounge. Some of you may know Mark from Wild West Guitar, the business he owns which is located in the same building as the VL ( I love acronyms I am the self proclaimed KOA). It's a "one stop shop" for rare, new & vintage guitars, basses, boutique amps, etc. (The VL is a private, members only establishment…Members Only jacket not required ). Let's move on to the chronological play by play, shall we? Firstly, we endured a long and arduous load in & sound check (our friend, producer Ryan Greene brought out both his assistant/intern Justin and a mobile ProTools rig to record our show, which took a bit of time tweaking and connecting to the existing PA/monitor systems). This gave yours truly ample time (hours, in fact) to peruse the venue & check out cool guitar gear. And what a sight; the Voodoo Lounge is an indoor tropical jungle complete with generous tree cover, several well-stocked bars & various combinations of comfortable seating, all in perfect view of the pro stage, suitable for rocking. And rock we did…let's move on, shall we? Afterward, we were all released for the remainder of the night, left to our own devices (I'm not saying anyone has any specific devices; I operate on a strictly don't ask/don't tell policy). I enjoyed a relaxing night at the Joey Allen Bed & Breakfast (many thanks to the Allen clan & menagerie for their hospitality). Morning; show day. Breakfast; hearty. Egg whites; undercooked. Waitress; notified. Omelet; re-prepared. End result; perfect start to a damn fine day! But enough about me & breakfast… The rest of the day just flew by- a little pre-show mixer in the formal ballroom of Chez Allen set the proper mood. Arriving at the VL around 8:30-ish, I saw tons of cars, a few Harleys, & heard loud music. Perfect. Once inside, I enjoyed along with at least few hundred new friends the one and only Big Ball Stars band. Brent Woods (our "go to" guy for guitar reinforcement when our boy Joey is called away to leap tall buildings in a single bound, or whatever he does when he cannot perform with Warrant ) , Teddy Zig Zag ( how proud Mr. & Mrs. Zag must be of their talented son cause he rocks! ), Rob Crane ('nuff said ), Robin McAuley ( see Rob Crane ) & my old NJ bud Brian Tichy ( insane talent ) just motoring through some cool classic rock chestnuts we all know & love. Great way to open the show! After a quick change over of equipment & a few pleasant exchanges, the stage was ready for us & vice versa. Opening with the sounds of a dramatic thunderstorm recorded outside Jerry's house one, well, stormy night, Joeys opening riff brought us into Mr. Rainmaker. I've got to say, it's one of this reporters' favorite songs to sing, & it makes a KILLER opener. From then on, honestly, it's all kind of blurry. It's difficult for me to descriptively articulate the song by song, play by play of our show; I am so focused on the performance itself, the experience is more trance-like, punctuated by moments of specific visual & aural pictures I retain. For example, I have a memory of Erik riffing heavily on what looked like Eddie Van Halen's actual 1 "Frankenstein" guitar…could that have been possible? Did anyone get pictures of that? Does Ed even know? Also, I remember Steven harmonizing perfectly with me while playing the verses of Blind Faith for the first time live in I don't know how many years ( thanks man, I don't know what I'd do without you there ). It was the first time for me & that song publicly, that I know. Glad it was recorded! OK, here's another; Jerry head banging like the "ol' days" just in time for me to barely miss his noggin while flinging around my new custom mic stand. Talk about intuitive teamwork!! Completing the night for me is my memory of Joey, leaned back just letting a note ring out in all his silver sparkle guitar glory. Damn.


Best of all for me, the VL that night was full of Warrant fans that made me feel welcome. I am, after all, the "new guy", & it's of paramount importance for me to earn your respect. I want fans all over the world to know that the 5 of us can come to your town & do our best to rock your respective asses off. No excuses, no filler; all killers.

Tell everyone.

Until next time,

Robert

Major updates to Robert's performance schedule: -
Warrant Summer Tour 2010:
New Upcoming Shows (Updated 3/27/10)
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
Lucky Star Casino Clinton, Oklahoma
Apr 17 2010 7:30P
State Farm Arena Hidalgo, Texas
Apr 23 2010 11:00P
37 Main Buford, Georgia
Apr 24 2010 8:30P
Leesburg Bikefest Leesburg, Florida
Apr 30 2010 8:00P
Pechanga Resort & Casino Temecula, California
May 28 2010 8:00P
Oasis Convention Center Springfield, Missouri
Jun 19 2010 8:00P
Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Maryland
Jul 16 2010 8:00P
Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den Uncasville, Connecticut
Jul 23 2010 8:45P
Half Way Jam Festival Royalton, Minnesota
Jul 24 2010 7:00P
Dakota Rock Fest Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Aug 14 2010 8:00P
Wisconsin State Fair West Allis, Wisconsin
Sep 10 2010 9:00P
Blarney Island Antioch, Illinois
Sep 11 2010 8:00P
Mississippi Moon Bar │ Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, Iowa


STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Little known Robert Mason Facts:

1. Loves Mel Brooks movies.

2. Was part of an experimental, 1988 demo project that was shelved, but later actually released under the band name "Silent Witness". This was done after his Lynch Mob success - and without his knowledge. The CD is a rare but occasionally available find, and a great testament to the longevity of his voice.

3. Is an animal lover.

4. Has a passion for muscle cars that was renewed after his motorcycle accident. "You can't get knocked off a car!"

5. Admits he's "addicted to Starbucks, caffeine rocks!"

6. Works out regularly for flexibility, energy and to stay lean.

7. Is actually the one pictured on the front of the second Big Cock album entitled, "Big Cock".

Photo credit for Big Cock album and title photo: John Covington

8. Birthday - August 6th, making him a Leo.

9. Was singing backup for Ozzy on tour in Japan when he was called to come audition for Lynch Mob.

Alive! 2005

10. Born in New York City, raised in New Jersey.

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ROBERT MASON HUGE SUCCESS AT ROCKLAHOMA '09!!!! SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS!!!
YouTube review quote; "Former LynchMob frontman kicks Janie Lane's ass all over the stage, takes Warrant to the next level of live (and sober) performances!!"

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Photos by: Dave and Kat Henzerling, and Terry Wilson
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***Great New Photo Gallery Added! Enjoy!***

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Discussion Forum

Robert Mason at Rocklahoma '09! 3 Replies

Started by Kylie. Last reply by valitchy May 21, 2010.

Robert's comments on the passing of his friend, Ronnie James Dio 1 Reply

Started by Kylie. Last reply by valitchy May 21, 2010.

What song would you pick? 8 Replies

Started by Kylie. Last reply by Kylie Jun 11, 2009.

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Comment by dokkcrue71 on May 10, 2012 at 6:12pm

Lynch Mob - Tie Your Mother Down

 

Comment by Melody on August 23, 2011 at 12:02am

Hi, I'm Melody, and I'm a Robaholic...

 

Saw him 8/6/92 w/ LM, and 7/14/11 with W.   Have not been much of a W fan over the years but have always loved RM's work!   Rockaholic has not left my car since I got it...HOME is such an awesome song!

 

Great page, glad I am not the only Robaholic out there!  :)

 

 

Comment by Kylie on April 30, 2010 at 3:07pm
Welcome Joe and all the newbies to the RM Group! Glad you could join the fun!
Comment by Joe Adamo on April 29, 2010 at 11:22pm
Thanks for the invite!!
Comment by Kylie on April 29, 2010 at 12:04am
Welcome Tanya, He does have a georgeous voice.
Comment by Tanya on April 16, 2010 at 11:07pm
What a voice..

its nice to hear him still sing so beautifully
Comment by 80s Hairband World on January 25, 2010 at 1:43am
You can hear a snippet of the song "Greed" with Robert Mason and Jerry Dixon here at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lnj

Also this week on the Hard Rock Hideout, they might even play the song Greed on their show. Tune in at 9pm CST to 12 midnight here at http://www.kacvfm.org/
Comment by Kylie on January 24, 2010 at 5:36pm
Robert sings as guest vocalist on the new Liberty 'N' Justice album, "Light It Up". Check out his song, "Greed"!
http://hardrockhideout.com/2010/01/21/liberty-n-justice-light-it-up...
Comment by Kylie on January 24, 2010 at 3:58pm
Hope everyone enjoys the new pictures added! Just a few different moments in Robert's career.
Comment by AndrewAxeman on December 26, 2009 at 3:52pm
Very cool, thanks for posting Kylie!
 

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