All posts in 2013

BONRUD rocked MelodicRockFest 3 in Chicago!


We had a great time playing for everyone at MelodicRockFest 3 in Chicago on September 27th, 2013. We also had a great time meeting all of the fans and musicians. Everyone was so cool! It was really fun. I’d like extend our sincere thanks to Andrew McNeice for including us among the fantastic line up of artists featured during the festival.

We’ve posted a few pics from the show on our website right here Check them out! 🙂



“We Collide” Video Released!

BONRUD has released a rocking new music video for the song “We Collide”. Check it out and make sure you watch it in full HD!!!!


New BONRUD Song Featured on MRCD11


The new BONRUD song “In Your Arms Again” is featured on’s latest compilation CD MRCD11.
You can order a copy here.

BONRUD Playing MelodicRockFest 3 in Chicago September 27th!!!


BONRUD is pleased to announce that they will be playing MelodicRockFest 3 in Chicago on Friday  September 27th along with other great melodic rock acts such as Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Steve Augeri (Journey), Kevin Chalfant (The Storm), Jeff Scott Soto and many more! BONRUD will be closing out the show friday night with a complete electric set. Tickets are on sale now at MelodicRock.Com.

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BONRUD voted top album of 2012 by Grande Rock’s reader’s poll!!!

BONRUD’s “Save Tomorrow” CD was voted the top album of 2012 by Grande Rock’s reader’s poll!!!

Read more about it here on Grande Rock’s website:

BONRUD voted top album of 2012 by Grande Rock’s reader’s poll!!!,

BONRUD voted top album of 2012 by Grande Rock’s reader’s poll!!!,

Bonrud Voted Rockin 101’s Band of the Month


Bonrud won WHMH Rockin 101’s band of the month contest by a landslide victory of 87%!!!! Thanks to all of the fans who voted for us. We greatly appreciate it! Paul Bonrud and Rick Forsgren will be interviewed by Rockin 101 DJ Tim Ryan this weekend.

Read more about Bonrud on Rockin 101’s web page here


Hammer World Magazine Interviews Paul Bonrud

Paul Bonrud interviewed in February 2013 issue of Hammer World magazine.

Gyorgy Danev of Hammer World magazine in Hungary interviewed Paul Bonrud for their February 2013 issue which also features interviews with Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge and Slash. Check it out! 🙂

Bonrud’s Olsen in Premier Guitar Magazine’s December 2012 Issue

Bonrud mentioned in December 2012 issue of Premier Guitar magazine's interview with Keith Olsen.

The December 2012 issue of Premier Guitar magazine has an in depth interview with music producing legend Keith Olsen. Bonrud is mentioned along with Ozzy, Fleetwood Mac, Sammy Hagar, and others.

With over 200 album-engineering and/or production credits to his name—and 39 of them have been certified gold, 24 went platinum, and 14 went multiplatinum—it’s no stretch to say Keith Olsen has helped define the sound of modern music. On top of that, he’s won six Grammy awards, sold more than 110 million records, become a trustee of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy people), designed music gear, written books, and worked as a recording and touring musician.

Read the Full Interview


Save Tomorrow gets 9 out of 10 Stars from Kronos Mortus Metal E-Zine!!!!

The new Bonrud CD “Save Tomorrow” received 9 out of 10 stars from Kronos Mortus Metal E-Zine!!!

Brief Summary: This is for fans of classic AOR / Hard Rock. A really strong album – the second one under the Bonrud moniker – with highly enjoyable, diverse songs (from guitar fueled uptempo rockers to power ballads), brilliant musical performances and perfectly balanced mix. Definitely a band to watch out for over the next couple of years.

Read The Full Review Here


Interview with Paul Bonrud at Kronos Mortus Metal E’Zine

Paul Bonrud & Rick Forsgren Shooting New Video 9-2012

First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the “Save Tomorrow” album. The previous one was pretty good too, but “Save Tomorrow” has definitely been one of the greatest surprises of last year in melodic rock for me. Why did so much time pass between the two records? What kept you so busy? In which bands and projects were you so actively involved?