March 2, 2014

The Hot Rod Cowboys will do its first show at Houston’s own Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar in the Houston Heights. Very well-known establishment bringing live music and great talent to the area for 40 years. You can find out more information on my dates tab on the website.

February 18, 2014

Well know local blues guitarist Richard Lullo along with James “ Corky” Tubbs and bassist Brian Robinson AND MYSELF are in rehearsals for upcoming events. This will be a great blues and Southern Rock band. Rehearsals have gone very well and look forward to playing out soon.

February 2, 2014

My friend and guitarist Bill Nelson (The Bill Nelson Band) along with bassist Paul Byron (Love it to death & CRASH) are re-joining as the Hot Rod Cowboys. Playing much of the forgotten hard rock of the 70’s. It will be a pleasure to work with Bill and Paul again. You can find some information and upcoming dates for the band at

January 30, 2014

Had the pleasure of doing an interview with a syndicated online music publication talking about local and regional bands and talent. The interview can be found at: Part of the interview is here. “Interview with Michael De Luco of Guitar Clone Odyssey Band Name: Guitar Clone Odyssey Members: Jeff "Spike" Wong, Michael DeLuco, and Patrick McClain Website: Event: Coming up in Houston, ready to play! NCH : Why are you called Guitar Clone Odyssey? M: Because of all the effects and the approach we have. Jeff uses a bunch of looping effects and clones himself playing on guitars and synthesizers. NCH : When did you all start playing together? M: About three years ago, at first it was Jeff and I. We played improvisation type fusion music - he also played bass but we needed a bassist to let Jeff switch guitars - we use lots of layering techniques and we found Pat who has been with us for a year and a half. There is a great chemistry in our band. NCH : What genre of music would you say it was? M : It is akin to progressive, fusion type music - jazz/rock - there are no vocals - it is all instrumental” - Caroline Ross, (Jan 30, 2014)

January 15, 2014

Recovering from surgery must faster than expected. Props to the surgeon and staff who worked on me. After nearly a month I am back on the kit ( with caution) and beginning to plan again. It does feel right at home.

24 December 2013 - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all

Best wishes for 2014!

Happy Holidays!

December 18, 2013

Well after over 35+ years of playing the drum set and being a part of a working band, I am going to have to shut it down for a while I will have rotator cuff surgery to repair my wore out shoulder. Promise though I will be back with a vengeance.

2 August 2013 – Love it to Death

It has been a long journey and Love it to Death (The Alice Cooper Tribute Show) still moves forward. This year we will play our traditional Halloween show on October 31st. I imagine that on the day of the dead. After six years there will be a new cast of characters in the band. Myself and Paul Byron (aka Alice Cooper excluded). I would like to extend a warm welcome to John Lassen (Lead Guitar), Bill Nelson (Lead Guitar) and Mike Tinsley (bass guitar). The show will have a great supporting cast as usual in the likes of Dana Ridenour who plays an assorted group of acting roles like The whip girl in "Go To Hell" , the spoiled brat in " Wish I were born in Beverly Hills", the oriental spy lady in " Halo of Flies" and Hillary Clinton in "Elected. Also we have Jody Hickman aka Snakebite, would handles all snake handling duties, yeah that's right real boa constrictor. And executioner for those scenes. Gallows, electric chair etc. And as always my drum tech Donny Napier. Without his help I would be a pile of rubble after the show.

The link to the band can be found here:
Love It To Death - The Alice Cooper Tribute Show

1 July 2013 – Sacred Ground

I have been asked to join Sacred Ground, which is a modern rock an alternative music band out of Houston Texas. I have decided to join the band. They are all great musicians, and have a unique sound of their own. I have never done alternative or modern rock before, so I considered this a challenge to learn and play. Of course I brought a long with me my long time (when I say long, I mean long, 25 years' worth) best friend and bassist Greg Norton. Greg and I make a solid rhythm section for the band. Members include David Mena (Lead guitar and vocals), Felix Munoz III (Guitars and vocals), Bruce Knutson (Lead vocals). We are also supported by Dave Stojan (sound engineer). Of course as always Donny Napier my drum tech.

A brief description of what we do is Rock Classics from the 70s, Metals of the 80s, Alternatives from the 90's, and mixing it up with today's modern rock music.

The links to the band can be found here at these sites:

17 June 2013 – Light and Shade – Celebrating The Music of Led Zeppelin

I am truly honored to be asked to step in on drums for this band. I will be an understudy for the great John Douglas. John supports the big boys as their drum tech for the road duties. Drummers like Alex Van Halen of Van Halen, Joey Kramer of Aerosmith. John is currently in Japan supporting Alex Van Halen. As it turns out I will have the privilege of doing the first show with the band. Some very good friends of mine as well as incredible musicians are in the band. Darby Usey (lead vocals), Mike Lambert (guitars), Rob Jacobs (lead guitars), Hugo Rodriguez (bass) and Jeff Ball (Keyboards). These players are as professional as the come. The band has a very authentic Led Zeppelin sound and feel. I am very proud to be called a member.

The link to the band can be found here:

31 March 2013 - Golden Westwinds Television & Film works

Golden Westwinds

Television and Film works "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE" Contact: Jeffrey Wong Golden Westwinds Television & Film works 281-844-5348 Local Woodlands Production Company approved by to public fund film project named Music, Magic, Energy and GOD Golden Westwinds Television & Film works out of The Woodlands, Texas has partnered with Sound chaser Labs of Los Angeles California to produce a documentary film about the history of music in human evolution. It examines music as a language that connects the spiritual self to the higher source of the universe. This documentary will also explore communications using energy from rituals and meditations. Houston, Texas has been selected as one of several locations for principle shooting, casting and filming which will start promptly at the conclusion of public funding efforts ending May 25th, 2013 7:09AM CST. Funding for this enormous film project is a coming from a grass roots effort hosted by at or

Crowd funding campaign launched on March 28th, 2013 with positive support from social media and local music talents. Local Houston band, Guitar Clone Odyssey will be featured in the film along with other Houstonians including a Houston based spiritual leader coupled with local actors and film production crews. "A film like this is long overdue. With communication technologies the way they are today in literally every household, it makes it essential for this film to be made so we can learn about our past, examine our present and prepare for our future."

For additional copies or more information: Contact: Jeff Wong - Golden Westwinds Phone: 281-844-5348 Email: March 28th, 2013

24 December 2012 - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you and all the best for 2013!
Happy Holidays!

22 December 2012 - Official Launch of Guitar Clone Odyssey

Official Launch of Guitar Clone Odyssey

We strive for artistic truth and integrity. We honor the energy from the universe. We commit to bring you memorable snapshots of life. Biography Guitar Clone Odyssey is made of musicians with combined over 120 years of experience.

First and foremost, I want to thank you for taking the time to read about this exciting new music coming out of Houston Texas.

"Be Free of the classical mess" inspired by Tao of Bruce Lee "I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves". ." Bruce Lee

To communicate with pitch, tone and time, countless voices drive the very heart and soul of this band. Feel the Oneness, the very core of our energy We are Guitar Clone Odyssey Technology: Ranging from traditional tube guitar amplifiers to "out of this world" guitar synthesizers.

Theology: To trust our emotional feelings and reacted/reproduce the flow to seize "be in present moment". Application: Music is performed and written in real time. It's like basketball, we start focused and let the game come to us.

The Guitar Clone Odyssey Creed We strive for artistic truth and integrity. We honor the energy from the universe. We commit to bring you memorable snapshots of life. Stay tuned, live shows being scheduled

15 Aug 2008 - Harder Beat Review

Love It To Death - Firewater, 7/4/08
A tribute band is more than just some guys onstage playing their favorite artist's songs. The really good ones put on a show and make you actually believe in the illusion they create. Houston's Alice Cooper tribute, Love It To Death, is by far one of the best tribute bands around. Paul Byron does a dead-on Alice Cooper impersonation. Every detail is perfect - from his voice and mannerisms to the authentic makeup, stage costumes and props. Mike Lambert (guitar), Rob Jacobs (guitar), Greg Norton (bass) and Mike DeLuco (drums) play each song flawlessly. LITD perform most of Cooper's biggest hits including "School's Out," "I'm Eighteen," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Billion Dollar Babies" and "Poison." They also do some killer deep album cuts like "Only Women Bleed," "Go To Hell" and "Lost In America." This band is as good as it gets. See them once, and you're guaranteed to pull out the old Alice Cooper albums the next day. (Andy Laudano)

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