Firehouse Guitarist Releases Video For “The Bloom Is Off The Rose” Single

Firehouse Guitarist Releases Video For “The Bloom Is Off The Rose” Single

February 13, 2014

Firehouse guitarist Bill Leverty has posted a video for his 2013 single “The Bloom Is Off The Rose”. A brand new single entitled “For Better Or Forget It” has also been released by the guitarist and can be purchased directly through his website at

The melodic rock song “The Bloom Is Off The Rose” features Michael Foster on drums, Keith Horne on bass, and Leverty himself on guitars, vocals and keyboards. Lyrically, the song is about people who think that they are “special”, and the negative impact they have on the people who surround them.

In the mid-2000’s Bill Leverty released several musically diverse solo albums — ‘Wanderlust’ (2004), ‘Southern Exposure’ (2007) and ‘Deep South’ (2009). In 2013 the guitarist released a collection of cover songs as the album ‘Drive’. Said Leverty about ‘Drive’, “These songs were all very personal. In choosing these songs to cover, each had to be a song that I loved before I started playing guitar, that I still love today, a song that hadn’t been covered to death in the genre, and a song that I thought I could put my own spin on, while still staying true to the original recordings. That narrowed it down to these ten songs.”

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Bill Leverty and FireHouse first gained recognition in 1992 when they won the ‘Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist’ at the American Music Awards, beating out Nirvana and Alice In Chains. Signed to Epic Records, FireHouse would go on to release several hit songs throughout the ’90s such as “Don’t Treat Me Bad”, “Love Of A Lifetime”, “All She Wrote” and “Reach The Sky”, to name a few. The band sold over 2 million copies of their debut album ‘Firehouse’, and sold close to a million copies of their second album ‘Hold Your Fire’ in the US alone.

For their third release FireHouse secured the production chores of famed producer Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Damn Yankees, UFO, etc). ‘Firehouse 3’ went on to be another big seller, especially in Asia. Their next release ‘Good Acoustics’, the first of several albums produced by Bill Leverty, won them a Gold record in several countries. Firehouse would go on to release five more well-received critically acclaimed albums as well as successful world tours throughout the 2000’s. The band to this day continues to tour playing their back catalog of hits to cheering fans everywhere and has sold over 6 million units worldwide.

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