Ross The Boss Band confirmed for ProgPower USA XIX


ProgPower USA has announced its lineup for it's four day festival for 2018! Ross The Boss is proud to be kicking things off the first day, Wednesday September 5th with a set of Manowar songs!

Tickets go on sale November 11th. They'll go fast, so be sure you don't miss out!

More info and ticket links TBA. 

Posted on September 14, 2017 .

Ross The Boss at Wacken will be Live Streamed!

Set your alarms! Ross The Boss will be playing a full set of Manowar songs off his first six albums with the band at Wacken this year. You can watch it live streaming Thursday August 3 16:00 German time (10 am EST) at!!

Wacken Open Air, the world's largest Heavy Metal music festival, and the Hall of Heavy Metal History, have joined forces to induct Legendary Manowar co-founder-guitarist/Dictators guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman into the Hall of Heavy Metal History. A special ceremony inducting Ross "The Boss" Freidman as "Global Metal Ambassador," will take place on-stage at Wacken Open Air festival, August 3, 2017, in front of 75,000 metal fans. Joining Ross on stage for the Induction Ceremony will be various Wacken Open Air officials, AFM Records representatives, and Executives from the Hall of Heavy Metal History.

"It is a great honor to join with Wacken Open Air to Induct Ross "The Boss" Friedman, with the "Global Metal Ambassador Award," says Hall of Heavy Metal History Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo."If anyone deserves this award, it's Ross. He’s been working extremely hard for decades to ensure that metal continues to thrive." 

“We are very happy to be part of this very special ceremony and looking forward to having Ross the Boss on our stage for the very first time in Wacken”, says one of the Wacken Open Air promoters, Thomas Jensen.

Posted on July 30, 2017 .


With a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time - the Dictators and Manowar - guitarist Ross the Boss’ stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point. 
And he continues to rock - as the leader of his own solo outfit, and such stellar releases as ‘Hailstorm’ and ‘New Metal Leader’ (as well as having just completed a major European tour, and has an all-new solo release coming soon, via AFM Records).

For the band’s upcoming three New Jersey/New York area shows (July 28 in Clifton, NJ, July 29 in Queens, NY, and July 30 in Long Branch, NJ) and an appearance at the massive Wacken Open Air Festival (August 3 in Germany), drummer Kenny “Rhino” Earl will be stepping aside, and will be replaced by Ross’ nephew, Lance Barnewold. 

“We - the Ross the Boss Band - are sad that Brother Rhino cannot be with us, and we wish him all the best,” says Ross. “Now we have my amazing nephew, Lance Barnewold, to pound the drums into oblivion!”

Ross the Boss was one of the pioneers of both punk rock and heavy metal. He's proud to know that the music he's made has influenced and inspired so many other artists. You can be sure that whatever band he's in or whatever style he's playing in, he's always happy to be writing new music and playing the guitar with his friends.

And soon, fans will be able experience Ross’ immense guitar legacy on a concert stage!


July 28 Clifton, NJ USA Dingbatz   
July 29 Queens, NY USA Blackthorn 51
July 30 Long Branch, NJ USA Brighton Bar
August 3 Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Wacken Open Air

Posted on July 20, 2017 .