Please sign my Guestbook, feel free to leave here your message to me. Thanks!
and thanks for the 10th November 2016,I was next too your amplificators it was a magical night ! ?
Hello John ! I’m 14 and I’m from France,I’m a big of you and Europe! I can’t wait for your DVD tomorrow I hope mine will be signed ! 😀 I’m a young guitarist and I hope become a fantastic guitarist like you 🙂 Thanks for all John!You’re the best! 😀
Happy birthday John! Hope it’s wonderful!
Hi john, i am 13 years old and from england. I just wanted to say happy birthday and thank you for being amazing. My dad introduced my to europe when i was 6 years old and i’ve loved you guys ever since. Europe has guided me through some difficult times like when my grandad died in 2016?. I acctually saw you guys live on the 21st of march 2015 and cried when you started playing because it was amazing!!!!!!
Hope you have a great birthday?
Happy birthday, dear John! be happy! be healthy ! I wish success to you !
hello john norun love album play yard blues
I have a dear friend from Australia. Hes name is Jac Dalton. His grandparents are from Sweden and his greatest wish is to come to Sweden and see his roots and play here with his band. He is good. You can check him out on fb and jacdalton.com. I know you can help him will yo do that? Send me a mail and i give you his private mail. Thank you
Hey John….long time fan in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hope to see another solo album in the near future and hope you can get back to the states. Looking forward to the DVD as well. Glad to see you playing Stratocasters again. You are the reason I started playing Strats in High School. Hope all is well! Cheers!
I really enjoyed reading johnnorum.se , bookmarked your website
Älskar din musik och kommer aldrig att glömma när jag såg Europe live förra månaden. Hoppas att ni kommer med en ny platta snart.
When will you release the instructional dvd???
Hi Dear John,hi Dear EUROPE!!!Please come to Russia.We love you very much and waiting for your concert in Moscow and Peter.We missed you.Your devoted fans from Russia.
Hi John ! First, i’d like to thank you and the band for your music.I never stopped listening to it since 1981. It’s still a pleasure today.I had a ticket for my birthday and i ‘m really happy to come on your Port Grimaud gig.I will be great to hear you and meet you , why not !
Thanx for everything Mr Norum…
You Are An Amazing Musician and Singer Always A Fan, Tricia Price
You are o great part of Europe I love to hear and see you play you show such emotion on stage
Tack för allt du gör, för musiken du ger oss. Det är en upplevelse att få lyssna till dig o de andra i Europe, du gör så mycket för oss som följt dig o Europe så länge. En dag ska jag se er live, det är min dröm.
Ha det gott
Hälsningar Annika Jensen
I just wanted to tell You how much I have enjoyed your shows with Europe 🙂 amazing performances from all of You 🙂
I had the chance to see you at Wacken Open Air and in Odense, Denmark and now I can’t wait to see You again in Hamburg 🙂
Hi Ed. If everything keeps going smooth, you’ll have your copy by Christmas. 🙂 Cheers, /Wm
Hello Mr. John Norum, Just want to say thank u so very much for the Music.. Rock On! Was also Wondering on When is your DVD “Let It Shine” Coming Out?? Thanks Again And Peace Out………………_@_
Im looking for a guitar that I sold (that I would like to get back) that you owned, ESP white body with a maple neck an a reversed banana neck with a floyd rose! Only way to get hold of it, I’m desperate! By the way I really love the way you handle the instrument, All the best !
Hello Mr Norum! It’ll be another grest show in Norway this evening. I’m sure of it. I just look at your Facebook page and you see that you have tousands of fans when you play live and this, I believe , is because you are real artists and you are even better musicians when you play live, you can give the audiance grest emotions! Thank you and enjoy the Concert! All the best to all of you.
Just wanted to say thanks for the music.
Absolutely love it! Amazing playing!
My friend just sent me a video of one of Your solos
and I thought I’d try and show you just how much you inspire
people like us everyday to pick up a guitar! Hopefully u get the video attached.
Keep up the shredding!
Cheers from Australia.
Just wanted to say thanks for the music John( and all past and present bandmates)!
Absolutely love it!
Heres a quick video of my mate Jake Langham playing some lead from John.
All learned by ear. I just thought I’d show you guys how much you inspire us everyday!!
Cheers from Australia
Congratulations Mr Norum for the album WAR OF KING for new video DAYS OF ROCK AND ROLL and for the new page is fantastic, Cheers from Spain.
That was an awesome concert in small town Sault Ste. Marie last night. I was front row center. I hope you guys tour in Michigan again soon and not wait ten years to come back
Dearest Sir V,
You have become almost magnetic in your ability to draw towards you the support, love, recognition and the appreciation that you so deserve.
Each time you find yourself in a situation, remember that your occasional encouraging intuitions are not just comforting distractions.
They are the glowing dials and needles of a natural inner compass that will eventually guide you towards the source of your aspirations.
Du är så jävla bra, satan vilken ton du alltid har!
You must get asked this all the time but I was wondering if it would be possible to get you to sign my copy on c/d I own the tape version also of TOTAL CONTROL when you are playing in Cambridge as I have tickets to the show I know its a big ask and I understand if you are unable.Best Regards Darren
Hi John, my name is Martina, I’m 17 years old and I’m from Italy.
My dad is a guitarist, so I grew up with music, and thanks to him I know a lot of things about guitars and amps, although I don’t play… It’s always great to talk to him about guitars and music!
I’m always asking to him “Dad, what kind of guitar is John playing in this video?”, but now I can recognize your guitars by myself 😉
I discovered Europe and you only recently, but I’m already a massive fan, I really love every Europe album and every song and I can’t even chose a favourite, but you are my favourite guitarist, and even though I adore also Out Of This World and Prisoners In Paradise, I really miss your wonderful guitar playing when I listen to them, because your style is unique. I’m so so happy that Europe came back and especially that you came back with Europe! You guys are wonderful and I hope one day I could come to see you live.
I love also your solo career, and Total Control is one of my favourite albums ever, I just adore Let me love you, but the whole album is great… And also Play Yard Blues, of course, your last masterpiece.
And it’s always great listening to your beautiful voice! Now I’m really looking forward to War of Kings, I can’t wait to listen to it. Thank you for all your music and for your evident passion when you play, because a lot of your wonderful solos almost make me cry, and I’m really thankful that exist a great guitarist like you. Well, say hello from Martina to all your guitars, your Les Paul, Stratocaster, Explorer and your Marshall amps, to Camilla, Jake, Jim and Celine, to Joey, John Levén, Mic and Ian!
Good year and best regards from your big Italian fan,
I,m wish you very happy new year 2015 and a lot success with the new album of EUROPE war of kings, I,m can,t wait to March for buy the album. Cheers from Spain.
Congratulations Mr John Norum and all members of EUROPE for the + of 1,000,000 followers in Facebook.
Too wish you a very merry christmas, cheers from Spain Mr John Norum.
Hello John Norum,
thank you for that wonderfull album “Start from the Dark” with Europe.
I was not a fan of “Final Countdown”, but I very much enjoy those powerfull riffs you are offering on Songs like “Got to have Faith” and “Start from the Dark” (I think I can hear that you have studied Jimi Hendrix in that song, which every guy who takes up a guitar, should do!
Why praise an album with ten years delay? Good music is timeless and I happened to get that album only recently. What i like best: You keep so called soloing very short and mainly propell the songs forward by powerfull driving guitar-chops!
Aah, love it! Sheer energy !!!
As a lot of jazz-musicians say: Know what to play – and what to leave out.
“Start from the dark” is an album which has no fillers songwise or musicwise. Everything makes sense and serves the music.
Efficent, rich, satisfying, I am happy, to have come across Europe and especially your guitar work maybe twenty years late, but finally I am here to enjoy what you are doing!
References what I enjoy in guitarmusic otherwise: Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth – these guys can do whatever they please to do, but they only do, what serves the music, the song! – Julian Bream, John Williams, Rick Nielsen, Richards/Wood, early Eddy Van Halen, David Sancious (rather known as a keyboarder for early Springsteen), Pete Townshend (a guitar legend, who probably composed most of his songs on the piano and hardly ever solos on his albums – let the bass player do that R.I.P. John Entwistle!), Fripp/Belew, Tommy Bolin, Frank Zappa sometimes, Tommy Clauss formerly of Zar
So I will start to work my way from 2004 into 2015 trough your clear, well structured, powerfull music!
Maybe I did not show remarkable, leave a comment, but I would love to say that I love your music, from creativity! This is truly an art. I confess that for a long time did not go to sleep until I listen to the singing of your guitar. Especially love the solo in Milano and Girl From Lebanon! Simply magical! brings back memories and gives just relax and immerse yourself in a world of beautiful music. I myself vocalist. I know the vanity moving, performances, rehearsals. This is my life. And I love it. I dream to visit you at the concert. Keep doing what you know how that is necessary for us, the listeners. Give us great music that pours from the inside and warms our hearts. Creative successes. Thank you. Irina. Gomel. Belarus.
Hallå där John! Matt här från Örebro som fick min strata signad av er i Europe på Metallsvenskan 2012 !
Jag har en ide till en Turne du borde göra 2017!
We give you John Norum
(Total Control Tour 1987-2017 )
För 30 år sen släppte du mästerverket Total Control ! Du borde Damma av stratan go back to basics och köra igenom denna superplatta + kanske några xtra nya låtar som en sommar turne:)
Bara en ide 🙂 Mvh Matt
JOHN,when will the dvd be released?It`s been 1 or 2 months since you`ve posted your last step.
Whats going on with Europe?Are you going to use your Strat in the record.Is it gonna be old school blues rock like bag of bones or you are gonna do something bit diffirent.Oh yeah and when you played in Kavarna why weren`t you with joey on the meet and greet thing.When I was there I saw only the other John,Mic and Ian.I didn`t had a chance to see them but whatever next time.And congratulations for your new child.May she be happy with all of your care!!!
I wish to congrats for your beautiful new baby princess !!!!.
Congratulations to you and Camilla on the new born! 🙂
A huge hug to you two and the entire family! ?
Been following you since 1986. Your a huge influence on me as a guitarist. I was addicted to the ‘Total Control’ album when it came out and thought you picked up where Gary Moore left off. I also feel that ‘Pay Yard Blues’ is one of your strongest albums to date. I hope that you will play the southeaster part of the United States in the not so distant future. I have never seen you live. I hope all is well and look forward to your instructional DVD. Cheers!
A privilege to have a few refreshments with you in the hotel bar in Bulgaria. Being a Brit a long way from home it was a pleasure to chat. The only thing I regret is not getting the picture taken with you as I’m sure when I’m retelling the story in another distant bar somewhere it will be met with some disbelief. All the very best.
Nu har din Les Paul fått en bra plats i vårt vardagsrum. Ha det bra i sommar.
John…i`m a big fan of your music and EUROPE.I want to ask you if you just play Aphasia in the EUROPE concert in Kavarna cople of days later.
Long time fan John. I’ve enjoyed the full spectrum of your work with Europe, other band projects, and mostly your incredible solo work through out the years. Truly a master of tone, technique, and the ability capture the imagination of players across the globe. Thanks!
Tack för en skön taxiresa igår. Förlåt att jag inte kände igen dig men mitt minne har tydligen blivit fullt av andra bilder och människor. Lycka till på spelningen,
Please come in Preveza (Greece) for a concert!!!!
Hi John!!! I am Vilelmini and i am musician to!!!! I would like to collaborate with you!!!!! 🙂
You are my favorite guitarist and Europe by favorite band!!!
Har en liten fråga, är ett stort fan, undrar om det finns någon möjlighet att få ett A4 foto på dig med autograf,
vet att du inte kommer att svara på min fråga, men hoppas på det.
såg dig live för första gången med europe tror det var 1985-86 på hjortnäs festplats i öxabäcke då var jag nog 18-19 år.
jag jillar din gitarr teknik!
jag önskar att jag fick se europe live. det är synd att ni spelar mitt i natten när ni ska spela i
Väsby i sommar, och att man måste köpa biljetter till hela festivalen.
hälsningar Tobias 9 år från Uppsala!
Hej John:-)) Såg eran spelning i Luleå:-)) synd att gitarren strula i solot på final countdown:-(Älskar ditt sätt o spela gitarr,kollade på Youtube när du hyllade Gary Moore på shepards Bush med låten the löner,det är så sjukt bra du gör det:-))Ha dä bäst John mvh Roger Nyman i Örebro
Dear Mr. John Norum,
I’m writing this down to you, because of my daughter Yluna.
I’ve been a big Europe fan from since I was a twelve year old kid.
When you left the band, I’ve been following your guitar solo career, and became a big ‘Norum’ fan too.
Although my daughter is only five, se seems to be a big fan of you too (I guess she maybe might be one of your youngest fans ;-)).
She really loves your songs, especially from the ‘Play Yard Blues’ album.
As I told her lately that Europe is coming to Belgium, and I’m going to see you in real life then, she asked me questions like:
“Mummy, is John Norum coming to our home then”? and “Can I come to Rock Zottegem with you then”?
I smiled at her and tried to explain that this is not quiet possible (yeah right, how you explain this to a five year old huh).
The look on her face then reminded me of my time when my parents forbid me to go see my favourite band, because I was too young then, and it really broke my heart.
Finally this is what she requested: ” can you please write a letter to John and just ask him”?
I told her I’d see what I could do, so here is her story. (At least I’m keeping my promise to her by writing this down to you).
Thank you very much for your time reading this.
We wish you the best, and a big hug to our favourite guitarist.
Diana and Yluna
jag var i Europe show i Barcelona och det var ju spänande. Grattis paa det och lycka till med allt som du gör. Hälsingar fraan Europe fans i Spanien
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John, du är fantastiskt bra på guran. sitter å lyssnar på Errol the king. gråter när jag hör människospillror, när man drömmer sina drömmar, och med mera. du fick lira med kungen, hoppas att även du uppskattart det.
John I met you on one of ships to Åland many years ago , skulle vara kul att träffa Er i samband med Water Front efter alla dessa år och bara säga hello ring eller texta mig på 0708-550266 eller mail
Hälsar en äldre Djursholms bo
I sent you the best wishes for your 50th birthday, and also want to thank you for your great music, you made me play the guitar again after all these years!
Hope one day you would come to Belgium again.
My very best wishes for your 50th birthday!
You really inspired me, after 24 years you got me playing the guitar again. Thx for your wonderfull songs!
Hope one day you would like to come to Belgium again.
Love, Diana xxx
Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever.. your presence in this world is the one celebration that will never end..
Have a wonderful day John.. thinking of you..
All my love today and always.
x Annemarie x
Hi John. I am such a big fan Of Europe and you as well and Your such a great guitarist. Your one of the best!! I really love Joey Tempest too. Well I hope you and your family have a very great year All the best to you.!!
Does anybody know, will there be new Unplugged dates of John and Tone?
Dearest Sir V.. Light of my life..
Perfection can never be rushed, but I walk in a swoon of slumber awaiting your next masterful creation.
I feel the time has come for your velvet tones to cascade across the English countryside, lifting the veil of silence which now looms like dark thunderous skies over a stormy sea..
How much longer am I to be starved of your greatness?!..
x Annemarie x
Europe come to Italy
We attend you
I’m influenced by the greats like John Sykes as you are……but your melodic feel, smooth touch and obviously your sound to my ears is beautiful. I feel I’m a better player from listening to you.
Hej! Vore kul med repris på den fantastiska konserten med dig och Tone! Såg er i Örebro! Härligt!
Hey John, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Hope to see you next year in London. Greetings fron Germany. I love you. Juliette
You are an amazing guitarist. When I first heard Europe, Kee Marcello was already there. So, when y’all got back together after the millennium, I was a bit apprehensive about a different guitar player. You quickly won me over and are now my guitar hero. I would love for y’all to tour the USA…especially Texas. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous new year.
Är det någon som vet hur man kan få tag i inspelningen från Almost unplugged i Nalen, Stockholm.
Solot John spelar på “Since I´ve been lovin you” är top 1 bland mina favoritsolon, men då videon är blockad från youtube vet jag inte var man skall leta. Släpptes det någon DVD från den spelningen?
Hi John,Well,when all my friends were loving Joey,I saw you.Got away from my music for awhile,raised a family etc.Now that my kids are grown,and I’m divorced(Ha,Ha)I’ve been looking at everything you’ve done over the years!Couldn’t be happier! Love your music! Had no idea you’d been so busy.My sister introduced me to UFO and many other bands.That was 76,I was 10. Took me until I was about 14-15 to really appreciate all the stuff I heard come out from under her bedroom door.Anyway my biography aside,just want you to know that Canada remembers!! Would love to see you in British Columbia some day!! I liked Europe,but I have to say I like what the band is doing now better!!I guess I’ll always be a bit of a head banger,although I think I’m a little older than the other folks who have written here.Peace and Happiness to you!!
Hello to Sweden!
I hope you will take the time listen to me for 5 minutes – or better read what I want to tell you.
I’m currently living in Bulgaria and I’m a big fan of Ultimate Frisbee.
In addition to that when I was 10 years old I got my first LP, it was in 1985 and of course it was The Final Countdown.
Now I count on you to help me fulfill a dream and maybe make a big change happen in the world.
We should never stop dreaming.
What brings Ultimate Frisbee and Europe together?
In June this year I travelled with a bunch of my team mates from Sofia to a tournament in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
It was a long trip of about 11 hours – just to play an Ultimate tournament which was organized for the first time by the Lukavac Ultimate team.
There were only 4 teams participating from Hungary, Bosnia, Serbia and Bulgaria.
We won the tournament because our Bulgarian (Inter-)National Team because, the Bulgarian guys,
me from Germany and Tom from the US, we did our best.
On Sunday afternoon or evening on the way back to Sofia somewhere in Serbia I took over the steering wheel and the mp3 Stick had loads of Rock music saved on it. And among these songs were the hits of Europe.
I was so filled with positivity after this warm welcome from the Bosnian people, to have met other players from Europe and started singing along the song Carrie while it was playing. Suddenly, I thought this could be our Frisbee hymn. First only me & then Lyubo joined and we sang Friiii-iiiiss-beeee instead of Carrie. And with some changes of the lyrics it became our frisbee hymn.
Back home, I posted the following text on my FB page the 4th of June:
Okay, I have to out me. I’m a kid of the 80es.
But this song unites so many good feelings from the last weekend in Lukavac, Bosnia i Herzegovina,
when playing Frisbee there and from my childhood.
Thanks for being such great hosts, Cejvs!!!! (–> the guys from Bosnia)
When a disc comes home…
I see no reason
For you to cry.
We’ve been through this before
In every time, in every season,
God knows we’ve tried
So please don’t ask for more.
Can’t you see it in OUR eyes
This might NOT be our last goodbye
Things they change my friend
Friiisbeee, Friiiisbeeee, maybe we’ll meet again somewhere again
I read your mind, with no intentions
Of being unkind, I wish I could explain
It all takes time, a whole lot of patience
If it’s a crime, how come I feel no pain.
Can’t you see it in our eyes
This might NOT be our last goodbye
Friiisbeee, Friiiisbeeee! Things they change my friend
Friiisbeee, Friiiisbeeee, maybe we’ll meet again
Friiisbeee, Friiiisbeeee! Things they change my friend
Friiisbeee, Friiiisbeeee, maybe we’ll meet again somewhere again
When a disc comes home… o o o o o o
NOW 4 months later we played our own tournament the DISC OF PEACE.
This time participating again 4 teams: the American University Blagoevgrad in BG, the Bukarest team from Romania & two teams of Sofia.
Again it was great to be there and I loved it. Still at the young age of 37 I was so happy on Saturday like maybe never before in my life.
And now to put a long story short:
I want you to convince the band Europe to record this new version for us.
We believe that our following idea can change the world, but in order to achieve this high goal, we need every possible help.
And this song can contribute and put forward the idea.
Our project “Discs of peace travel the world (& bring peace to the world)” will start in December this year or January 2014.
We are going to send out 4 different colored Ultimate frisbee discs in every direction of the world to make a world tour.
On their way these discs will meet people, Ultimate matches will be played and the medias will talk about the idea.
Why shouldn’t such sport like Ultimate that emphasizes very much on fair play and the Spirit-of-the-Game not be able to make people reconsider their habits? In Ultimate the feeling of friendship, fair play and fun weighs more than the competition aspects.
We want people in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and America to start thinking differently.
And we also want to invite more teams to our next DISC OF PEACE tournament in 2014 to Sofia.
Now it’s your turn to help us and first to lend us another ear and to come back to me to continue dreaming this crazy but still possible story.
For sure, the Band Europe doesn’t need this project. But the people of countries in war like Syria and many others need it. You only have to look at what’s going on at the shores of Italy. We need a drastic change in our way we do think.
Thank you very much for your attention.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
if you are not right person or address to talk, let me know to whom this appeal can be forwarded to.
Thank you very much in advance. :o)
When will John and Europe tour the United States?
Hello John, someday in a Concert of Europe in Argentina. I rose a poster with the legend ” My dougther’s name is Jillanna” Do you remeber that?. Thank you very much. I love that song and I love my dougther. Thanks Jhon!
Jag längtar ivrigt på SwedenRock DVDn som jag förbeställt, jag stod längst fram på konserten och det var helt jävla outstanding!
På EUROPEs hemsida så har ni inte så mycket merchandise till tjejer, så ett tips som jag tror många skulle uppskatta är att trycka fram långärmade “baseball shirts” (i tjejmodell) med något av era album som tryck.
Jag har hört att det är många som skulle uppskatta det! Så jag tycker ni ska ta åt er det tipset 😉 För det är lite tomt bland tjejkläderna.
Fortsätt sprida er grymma musik, Tack för att ni ger inspiration och glädje till era fans!
Well, I’m not so old fan … and I fell in love into your music few years ago. Separetely, I enjoyed also Phantom Blue band … and for me, it was quite surprise that you and Michelle, you were a couple. It’s funny, both of my favourite guitarists were husband and wife, isn’t it 🙂
But the point … I tried to find some higher resolution photo on internet to make a wall-poster of you both guys 😉 But there are just 3 and pretty small :'( Would be possible to upload some small album of you both, please?!? 😉 I would be really happy to hang you both up over my guitar corner 🙂
Thank you for any picture! R.I.P. our dear Michelle!
Vlada from Czech rep.
Hello John….I can not remember if I have posted here before. I have been a big fan of yours since I was in High School in 1986. I have always loved your guitar playing. Your attack and vibrato have had a big impact on how I play the guitar as well. As a matter of fact….after seeing MTV air the live Europe concert from Sweden in 1986 and seeing you play….I decided to buy a Fender Stratocaster. That concert film made me want a 70’s style white strat with a rosewood fretboard. I finally got a guitar that looks almost identical last year. I really hope you will come play in the United States again as I have never seen you live in person. You, along with Brian Robertson, Michael Schenker, Adrian Smith and Ritchie Blackmore are one of my biggest influences. Thanks so much for all the great music over the last 28 years. Cheers from Raleigh, NC!
Dear John Norum
First of all I apologize for my horrible English. My Name is Jaquelin Piassalle, I am sixteen years old and I’m writing to tell you that since I was very child I listen Europe. However, subtracting five years of my age,I began an obsession with the band. I listen all days all the day your music and I watch all day your videos, and photos, I have a lot of things about you and the band that I love . On the wall of my bedroom I drew a picture of you and the band, You became my hero, I love guitars and solos, later this year I think about buying one and learn to play. I HAVE SEEN THE PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILD IS PERFECT LIKE YOU IS VERY BEAUTIFUL,My dream is to meet you and the others participants of the band, Europe is my life,mi dreams, and more. Please come to Argentina, It is my dream. I love you and I love you forever. Yours Sincerely.
first I have to say sorry for my bad english, I’m from Germany…
I got the first touch with the music from Europe, when I were just a baby(yes, im 14 years old), and when I started taking guitar lessons I fell in love with your music and, of course, Europe’s music.
Luckily,I had the chance to visit the concert with Europe in Mannheim. It was awesome!
I hope, I can visit a few of the next concerts:)
My name is Sokol Georgiev , music teacher from Bulgaria!
I have one request to you , please take a listan the songs :
“Show me the way in time” and ” Crystal Ball”
If you like the songs ,throw them in any music label or use them!
I can sand you and score of the songs!
Be aware that these recordings are made just for demonstration purpose.
Should I have arranged them for a full band they would undoubtedly sound better.
I write in diferent styles: pop, rock, soul, latino etc.
Thank you in advance.
Been a huge fan since Wings of Tomorrow. Love your solo stuff. Up From the Ashes, Don Dokken a keeper.
John come to ITALY
Hello John….I have been a fan since 1986. I hope to see you play in the States in the near future! ‘Play Yard Blues’ is a great record and i look forward to the next album!
John was born in Vardø. Check the official bio at http://www.johnnorum.se/biography/ Cheers, /Wm
It’s been stated that John Norum is originally from Porsanger and is of Sami/Kven descent. It’s not posted in any bios related to him, so I wish to know if it is true. Hope to see you perform in Los Angeles soon.
Greetings from Polish!
Hello Mr Norum!!
The summer tour is almost to its end! It must have been another great success! Wishing you all the best for your summer holidays now! Cheers, Michi
Thanks for great music! Are you sweep picking the Final Countdown solo?
Nice site! Brent
First time I’ve looked at this and its a pretty logical and ‘clean’ site (I don’t mean dirty but easy to navigate around). The reason i’ve looked this up is because i discovered an old tape (yes tape) on a shelf in my house of ‘Face the Truth’ and i can’t be bothered to transform it into mp3 so I i’ve decided to buy it on amazon and listen to it when out on my bike it makes me pedal faster. It’s good to see a guitarist from my growing up rock days who hasn’t turned into an overweight ego, nice one! If you are ever over in good old Blighty particularly York England then let me know cos I’ll take you out for a beer in the ‘city’ to watch the local bands play – alot different to playing 10,000 seater jobs and you’ll get to taste the local beer – better than American stuff – locally brewed you see. By the way I’m not some sort of fruit cake but it would be quite good to take some one famous around the town and it been my round. By the way do you get royalty’s if people buy your stuff of the internet?? Ideally yes..bye
great guitar player ole nielsen denmark
hi john ole from denmark via australia , going home to denmark soon , discovered you last year ,i am a player and collector off old gibsons , you are a great guitar player and more euopean guitars player should get the same recognition as the usa and english players as there some great guitarists in sweden and denmark soren andreson etc , hope to see you live when back home , ole
hello John I’m 13 years old and I come from Italy, my name is Ricky, I’m using the profile of my friend.
Since this year I have exams, and I do my study on you, I would like to know if I could interview you.
please, if you can answer me at this address
if you can say hello to others. thanks again see you soon
Hello John, I am sorry but it is so difficult from Italy with job and family to come to your concerts in Sweden or Norway. I wish you and your sisters very good nights with your fantastic music. All the best, cheers, Michela
Hey John!!! Thank you for your songs!
Dear John, congratulations to your contract with Gain/Sony music. Last weeks I often thought back to Bochum & Kroneberg. There`re great rocking and good times and I`ll never forget them! I felt a great appeal and rapport. Keep on rocking this sommer at Loreley together…….kisses, Kirsten
Hi Mr. Norum,
Thank you for taking a chance to attend an Unplugged show. The point is that, I planned to stay in Stockholm May 2-26 mainly for the Ice hockey World championship. But for now the only date which is scheduled in Stockholm area is April 27th. Could you tell me, are there any other dated scheduled in Sweden in May in addition to Örebro (SE) May 4 and Varberg (SE) May 11?
Alex from Moscow
Dear Mr Norum, I admire you, your music, you are a real artist and a great man. I wish you and all your dears all the best. Good luck for the new live tour!! Cheers, Michela
I wish you Happy birthday.
Alberto Cornalino. Italy.
Hello John. There’s super that I can listen your music (You are guitar hero). I’m waiting for yours new album in this year. I hope see you on a concert in Poland soon.
Today is yours great day so I want to wish you all of the best and happy birthday.
hello john. i really enjoyed the photos on your website & reading your bio. thanks for all the great music! i hope europe can do a tour in the usa soon. would love to see you perform all those great songs! take care
hi john. first of all , congrats on your band europe’s latest album – bag of bones. this album has just rocked me from head to toe. man, you are even more like jimi hendrix. great riffs . enjoy life and live like a true rock god. seriously i am a big fan of you and EUROPE.
I enjoyed your playing some years ago in Gasometer VIENNA. Actually there is a guitar from you on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=111009106787&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123 . The neck is from 1973 but neck plate reads 898 181. Normaly 1973 Strats have a SN from 300 000 to 500 000. Could you please explain? Additional I’m interested what the 4 holes around the truss rod were good for?
Thanks for any reply.
Du är en av mina största hjältar genom tiderna. Jag har försökt att maila dig “privat” men har inte hittat nån kontaktinfo till dig..
Hur som helst. Jag är en gammal farbror som nu gör mitt sista ryck inom musiken. Och till min sista platta (innan jag dör) så försöker jag att hitta alla mina gamla hjältar för att försöka få dom till att lägga ett varsitt solo någon av låtarna jag gjort. Vissa har tackat ja, och vissa har också slutfört vad dom lovat..
Jag vill göra en “Phil Lynnot” och säga att “jag kommer, efter min död, att bli ihågkommen för mina grymma gitarrister”.
Nu är jag tyvärr ingen Phil Lynott, men jag har trots detta fått flera duktiga, och världskända, slog i tar Rister att spela på min platta.. Så.. Vad tror du? Skulle du kunna ta fem minuter av ditt livet för att göra mig till världens lyckligaste man?
Vill du veta vilka andra som är med, så maila mig på firstname.lastname@example.org
Samma sak om du vill vara med..
Från ett fan (från då ni vann Rock-SM)….
Det ända jag vill säga är att…Woow vilken röst du har john! För att jag såg dig inne på youtube när du sjunger ”The world keep on turning” Och så vill jag säga att en av mina favorit låtar av dig är ”I got my eyes on you” och ”We will be strong” So keep on rock the world john.
Hoping to get to meet you at Sweden Rock Fest in June. You are the only member of the band that I did not get to meet back in 1987. You are a great musician and an inspiration to many people. 🙂
Tack som fan för ett bra gig på hovet sthlm, som alltid lirar du svinbra! 🙂 och helvete vad bra du gjorde the world keep on turning.
Milan 29-october you and Europe….G-R-E-A-T!!!!!!!!!!!Your sound was incredible..!!BEST,BEST,BEST guitarist in universe.
I can´t wait for the new album!!!
Hi we would love to hear duet with Nina Soderquist, It would be so rock n roll. Best regards Thomas
Thank you for your music and your songs! The concert in Padova was really great. You and Europe band are part from life from when I was a teenager. I really hope one day to meet you.
congratulations and carry on to play with Europe.
many thanks for your music. I follow Europe since 1986 and I met you in Portugal and Milan.
JOHN…BEST GUITAR PLAYER IN UNIVERSE….GREAT SHOW IN MILANO YESTERDAY!!!!!
I like your Playing and Sound very well. I Hope you will do a Guitar Lesson DVD for Guitar. You have a very Great Heart for Music i See..
There are many Otter Guitar Players but you have the Sense and cool like Randy Rhoads, Jimmy Page, Gary More and so on.
I also Play Guitar and Love Music. I Hope i will Met you in this Life Ort the next Life and we will Play together in a Band
Best Regards and all the best
My name is Verónica and I’m writing from Montevideo, Uruguay. I got my tickets for the Europe concert that was scheduled for October on July 13th and I was eagerly waiting for this concert. Since my youth, I’ve been a Europe fan following their career and enjoying their different hits. In particular I love this post-comeback grown-up Europe (Last Look at Eden and Bag of Bones) and because of that I didn’t hesitate while buying those tickets, getting 4th row seats for me and my son, who is also an Europe fan.
We were terribly sad (in my case, almost to the point of raging tears) when we heard about the cancellation but we were also angry at VPA (the contact in Uruguay) and kind of disappointed with the band for giving such a lame excuse, since the storm also affected Argentina and they performed there anyway… considering that the storm hit that country around those days.
We just want to know the true reason behind this cancellation because we can’t believe the weather excuse.
Thanks for your time and I’d trully love to receive an answer.
Wishing you the very best for the tour ahead, hope you have a wonderful time and I’m so looking forward to seeing you back in the welcoming arms of the UK.. a solitary garden without you.
The song of the sea does not end at the shore but in the hearts of those who listen..
All my love today and always.
Dear John, how about a tour in Spain. How about Madrid?. Thank you. All my best. Asun.
Såg på Kalle Moreus häromdagen och kan inte låta bli att nämna va kul att se att ni har “Norum1” skylten kvar:)) jag skrattede faktiskt till när jag såg den å blev lite stolt:) För av en händelse så var vägskylten helt plötsligt borta efter er spelning på Kornsjöstrand en gång på de ljuva 80-talet;)
jag undrar vad det var för wah-wah du använde när ni var med i Kalle Moraeous program? Den lät fantastiskt.
Tacksam för svar!
Alright enough with the silly fuckin questions. John will you Please come to the US and open up for Michael Schenker Group at the House of Blues in Chicago October 30th. Yeah I know its on a Tuesday but this would be a kickass show with you there. I’m a big fan of your music, my favorite CD would have to be Face the Truth. I also like your cover of Opium Trial, that song fucking rocks. Your guitar playing is just phenomenal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0hX1CtLGSM&feature=g-upl kan du være så vennlig å hjelpe meg å sette ny melodi på sangen min,du får frie tøyler.
Don’t mean anything bad with this, but is it impossible to have a concert in Finland that’s not “K18”. I would’ve come to see u in Oulu this year (live 30 km from there) but couldn’t cause I’ve born -98 🙁 Have waited for so long to see u live but seems I gotta wait a little while longer now…
Love ur music so much, hope I’ll see u someday 🙂
From the “Eleganten från Viddarna” it seemed you were not very fond of Eddie (kanskje bare hvordna filmen var kuttet). Was it tough for you beeing so young to play with such hardcore drunken guys? Did you leave on a bad note with Eddie?
Best of luck to you with music! 🙂
im your bigest fan down here in willow springs north carolina love your music
Blir det några gig med ditt eget material i år
Hade vatt redigt roligt
Lasse P, Ystad
My name is Daniel Müller Guerrini, and I´m fro São Carlos-SP Brazil and I really enjoy your work, I´m a producer here and also work with music, a dream come true, now that I´m 38. So just passed by to congratulate you for your grate work with the Guitar, the Rock songs that you made in your SOLO career it´s just Wonderful. I listen to them All. I´m too small yet as an agency, but who knows in the future to take you here to Brazil, let me get a little bigger…hehe…Best Whises mate!!! You have made a great contribution to the world of music. Um Abrazo!!!
Hello 😉 I just want to say, you’re Greatest Guitar Player. Your guitar style is unique and I love it. I love your solo albums too. I listen to them all the time.
Greetings from Poland,
I hope see you soon 🙂
PS. I can’t wait to buy something in your merchandise 🙂
Congratulation from France for new born ,to John ,Camilla and Jake!!!!
Congratulations and many wishes to you to camilla john jake and welcome to the new arrival a big kiss.from italy.
=0) My congratulation to John and Camilla for new born boys, a big kiss to major bross Jake !!!
Nu rivs stället där WC spelades in en gång för länge sedan….
/Jonas Persson – Upplands Väsby
I have followed you and Europe since the heady days Countdown and your first solo single with Goran Eddmund, I think that was his name, on the single “Love is meant to last forever” and your own personal best album, in my humble opinion, with Mr Dokken on ” Up From The Ashes” through to the last 3 new albums with Joey and the boys. I am not a guitar or music person at all but you are the best modern day guitarist of us forty something,s generation. I will see you in Glasgow in November with Joey and the boys. I have even introduced junior to the heaven sent music you guys make. Can,t wait fr the new album release in the UK in April.
My first and big influence in 12 years of guitar !
My setup is Gibson Les Paul, Marshall JCM 800 2205 and setlist of total Europe since first album in 1983 !
Thanks John Norum, Gary Moore, John Sykes, Michael Schenker, Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch and Ritchie Blackmore, my best influences in guitar since 2000 !
EUROPE THE BAND !!! THE BEST OF WORLD !!! JOHN NORUM THE GUITARIST !!! THE BEST OF WORLD !!!
Ive noticed Norum’s tone have gone a bit soft and i just have to say, the tone he had during 2008-2009 was just perfect. In 2004-2007 it was a bit too crunchy and stale. But i recently watched the Stockholm Hovet concert from December 28 2009, and that tone! Damn! It was just PERFECT! Not to crunchy and not to soft and fuggy. I really wish he’d go back to the rig he was using back then because it was just kick-ass!
/Norum’s biggest fan!
Hi John, you are my guitar hero! Please come in Italy ! In July 5-6-7 there is the HEINEKEN JAMMING FESTIVAL ! i wish you were here.. ! 🙂 thank you very much ! there is the link of jamming festival http://www.ilsussidiario.net/mobile/Musica-e-concerti/2012/2/29/HEINEKEN-JAMMIN-FESTIVAL-La-prima-volta-a-Milano-Fiera-di-Rho-5-6-e-7-luglio-Il-programma/249905/
Gratulationer till sveriges gitarr kung N1
Happy Birthday dear John…..
You enjoy this special day and and all you dreams come true.
Are you my Guitarist Hero!!!!!!!
You’re very talented and a great musician.
I wish you all the best from Spain……
Many Kisses and hugs!!!!!
Happy birthday guitar hero! =0)
Dearest Sir V,
You are such a precious gift who has timelessly opened a new window to the world.. always turning the mundane into the magical.
In honour of it being your special day, I’m all set up on the roof at work with guitar & amp & I’ll be playing Frank Marino’s World Anthem across the sky for you.. until I’m either fired or arrested..
Have a Great Birthday JN!
All my Love, Annemarie.
Happy Birthday John, looking forward to see you in örebro at Metallsvenskan 🙂
When “The final countdown” in France? France expects Europe, my cameras are waiting too!
hoping u r well and no so tired of making bag of bones.
u r touring in Germany on summer i see well Greece is not far away ….
Mary from Greece
an old fan of Europe
and now a new one of u…
John Visit us when your in California and we will visit Michael Schenker concert together.
Hey John! Great music, great solos… wow just listening to them over and over today!! Keep on rockin’
Greetings from Germany
Hi John, My norsk is too bad so will put it in english. Are you planning to return to Argentina in 2012/2013. I missed those ones in 2010.
Jag är 44 år och har börjat jaga min dröm om att kunna spela gitarr. Tittade på Europe spelningen från Nalen på min dator i morse och såg dig spela för första gången i mitt liv. jag visste inte att du var så bra som du är, men din gitarr fick mig att gråta! Du är en sann inspiration för mig.
Vh Peter i Västerås
Hello John, du är och har alltid varit en grym player, alla vi som spelar gitarr, & har gitarrer som passion “kräver” *ler* att gitarrerna på gear-sidan ska specas lite med model, tillverkningsår & pickuper… / Mange
Happy new year! France is waiting for you!! Me too!
happy new year to all staff of this site.
Happy new year to my favorite guitar hero!!
Dearest Sir V,
Almost another year since I last saw you play and I miss you terribly..
You are.. and always will be.. the best!
Merry Christmas to you John, keep heaven in your heart and may your beautiful spirit dance through time and space forever.
All my love, Annemarie.
I like too much the way you play the guitar.
John, I admire your playing, singing and overall musicianship. It is unfotunate that Europe doesn’t come to North America very often, but being a fan of hard rock/metal, it is something I have become accustomed too. We are a very trendy nation.
Just picked up the Live at Shepherd’s Bush CD/DVD. It is really, really good. Nice to hear alot of the newer material live. What a great location for filming. It would compare to Massey Hall here in Toronto. Well done.
Looking forward to the next studio album. Take care.
Tyson – Toronto, Canada
The Viking Guitar Hero ! Thanks for all the awesome songs and solo’s over the years! My son Mattias has a 1950 GibsonLG Accusstic Like yours.
In Christ Love,
Shimmering highs : great !
fantastic guitarist !
Wonderful John Norum !
Great page (photos, contests, music, polls … ) thanks, always moving and updated … John, good luck in the recording the next album EUROPE, many fans are waiting … Wm, great job! Greetings from Spain / Eva.
Very nice work on this website.
Thank you for giving us news of John Norum.
Nice for his fans.
John, I wasn’t a Europe fan but your playing spoke to me. I found ‘Shimmering Highs’ on YouTube and worked my backward through your discography and found you have an amazing solo career . You’re like Schenker, Lynch, V.Moore & Gary Moore meets Yngwie, F.Marino + yourself all rolled into one!!! And man you can sing too?? Hey, truth is its hard enough being an American and writing cleaver lyrics let alone a native Swede and do an amazing job. I am formerly from So Cal and now up in Boise Idaho. If you tour your solo efforts in the Sates again, I would love to support you as well as this great hard rock community up here. Hope you and your family are blessed and doing well and continue to do so. Thanks so much for your musical efforts as it brings me so much joy and inspiration to hit those repetitions, soulful note bends and vibrato on a consistent level. Gob bless you and your son. Sincerely, Steven Stetzel – Boise, Idaho
Hello from France John! Nice website for a great guitarist. Hope to see you soon on stage!
HI John ….kul musikk du spiller …jeg har en lønn les paul 81 custom som jeg kjøpte i stockholm for noen år siden …tror du vet hvilken ….har den utstkilt i en stor musikk butikk i hjem byen min sarpsborg ,,,, hadde vert fint om vi kunne fått en autograf engeng ….ha en fin høst
jonny …big fan of the sound….
Happy Birthday to that little angel named Jake Thomas Norum please give him a kiss for me ..blessings to you ….. hugs from Mexico…
Tja John! 🙂
Long time no see… Hoppas allt e’ väl med dig.
Ha de’ bäst / Lasse 🙂
Hi John, I wish you all the best for the next album … thanks for the fantastic “Last Look at Eden” is an album that already is part of our lives and congratulations for the great tour that the band has given us, I’ve enjoyed three unforgettable concerts, thanks again, see you in the road.
I was wondering if anyone knows where I could get a backing track of John Norum’s cover of Travelin in the Dark! I’m a guitar player (play as a hobby) and I would love to find a backing track (minuss the guitar parts, or lead parts especially) of that song.
Of course, John is a fantastic player on all the stuff he does!
How many guitars you have? 😀
This website is fantastic : almost an encyclopedia ! Everything we need to find about you is here…
An excellent site, for an excellent musician.
Jag reviderar året till troligtvis 1988. Du hade Marcel Jacob på bas och Göran Edman på sång…..
PS. Tack för bra spelning i Visby! 🙂
Jag har en barndomsvän som gifter sig i ockober. Eftersom hon är en sådan fantastik person som jag älskar skulle vilja ge henne något alldeles exrta på hennas möhippa i september . Hon har varit ett fan av dig sedan vi var i tonåren och jag är jag övertygad om att en hälsning från dig skulle göra henne överlycklig.
Jag undera därför om det är möjligt att få en hälsning med dina lyckönskningar inför bröllopet.
Om det är möjligt skulle det vara roligt med en videohälsning eller några skrivna ord.
Skulle bli mycket glad för kontakt.
Med vänlig hälsning Franciska
Hej! Jag har en fråga, vilken tjocklek har du på strängarna till låten Love is not the enemy och Last look at eden?
Vill bara gratulera till en skön DVD-release och ett underbart framförande av Gary Moore’s The Loner….
Sen har jag en fundering?
Du var i Sandviken någon gång på 90-talet (tror jag?) och spelade på Jernvallen (i sporthallen).
NÄR VAR DETTA?
Jag sätter just nu ihop en lista över alla besökta konserter i mitt liv (har blivit en del) – men saknar biljetten till denna så datum och år är borta…
Tack på förhand!
PS. Kanske någon annan som läser detta var där och kan hjälpa till att minnas? DS.
I love your music for 25 years. Team – Europe is well known also in Poland since 1986. just like many other countries. I remember the discos were playing a few times The – Final Count Dawn and everyone went wild with rado?ci.Kupowa?o then cassettes and I fell in love with your songs, music and voice of Joey:)
How is that possible? … handsome, talented with a beautiful voice:) There are many Cool music and performers, but their hits are bored with the time and to your music always comes back, listens, sings and lives all over again. This music has a great soul when I listen to her my heart is crying, screaming, and I do not know how to explain it:) How? Be at your gig is a dream, and probably never will I dane.w 2010, it was difficult and I did not know that you were in Poland: (I’m very sorry about that. You have many fans in Poland, of all ages, even as I used to be. We know that you change your music from time to time because I can hear it:) just the other team Europe:) also my sons. EUROPE … THIS THING! I do not know how to express it but I love you very much for the existence of the talent and the miracles that you create. Miraculously, it would be if the world and the people were so wonderful as your music.
John you have a beautiful and wonderful son. I wish you much happiness, peace and joy! It is unfortunate that not all dreams come true.
I greet you and the entire team EUROPE! I kiss and embrace with all my strength:)
Hi! I think you’re the best guitar player in the World. Europe’s music is a fantastic and your some of your own albums are so great that I could listen them for ever.
När får vi se en solo turne med godis från fantastiska Playin Yard Blues
Jävla bra platta
Håller tummarna för att det blir snart
Lars i Ystad
Dearest Sir V,
May the remainder of your conquest on the road be a victorious one.
My heart will be forever buried in stone at the thought of not being there to see the wonder that’s you.
In genius there lies a mystery far more profound than the mystery of life itself.
My best wishes, thinking of you.
In the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is often useful..
Yesterday evening Europe’s live Last Look at Eden was broadcasted during Pino Scotto’s Data Base on Rock TV channel. The video was taken from your gig @ Gods of Metal in Milan on June 22.
I am proud to see Europe on italian TV playing new stuff!
Enjoy tonight in Gothenburg!
Hej John, jag skriver för att föreslå något, jag skulle vilja som din fan och jag älskar mycket, skriv till oss med dina ord något av dig själv eller ditt dagliga liv, i dag många konstnärer använder teknik för att få kontakt med dina fans kallar det twitter eller Facebook skulle det vara något fantastiskt och en gåva till alla som älskar dig och vi kan inte resa för att träffa dig eftersom vi är så långt som jag är i Amerika, kanske en dag kan se dig, men samtidigt längtar efter att få veta ditt läst ett meddelande från mig … tack för er uppmärksamhet och jag tänker på det lite .. Jag skickar dig massor av kramar och kyssar för dig och ängeln Jake …
Till min omöjlig kärlek … någon som djupt beundrar självkänsla och …
hey John, for me europe is one of my favorites and i know that europe doing a concert in jordan is not something that you think about but it would be really nice if you try and come it would be the greatest thing in my life …
Love you all <3
John your a fantastic guitar player, you need to do some video lessons somewhere (I cant find anything)! Lots of people would be greatly interested in your playing techniques and ideas, including me!
John, just keep on rockin’ till you need the Zimmer; and then carry on!!! All the best AliXXX
Brincadera festival!! 🙂 SPAIN new song?
Thank you and the band for great performance tonight in Milano.
It’s nice to see U smiling & funny on stage!!!
Tonight was probably my last last look at eden date, so have succesfull summer tour and good studio recording this autumn.
See you soon,
Hola John, te escribo en español porque soy de Chile, y aunque en la última acutación de Europe en Chile me parecieron distantes y algo desteñido, sigo pensando que tu eres un gran músico, tienes una voz muy hermosa y particular, además me encanta tu estilo. Espero verte pronto, acá en el último país del mundo donde tienes muchos fans. Un gran beso para ti.
Hi John!, I finally got your CD! Congrats It’s really awesome!…You should give some presentations in Buenos Aires, there are very nice cozy places here, the ones you would like for a show. We miss you and the band deeply. We’re looking forward to the band’s next work 🙂
Have fun Friend!
I like your guitar sound.
Keep up the good work and rock on!
Hej, John, du är min favorit gitarr, bara vill göra ett förslag, skulle jag vilja skriva till oss från tid till oss dina fans, din handstil, hälsning vissa av er eller känner någon historia, främst för att se om du läser våra meddelanden … tack, kärlek omöjligt ….Te amo…….
John just want to say I’m your fan.You’re a guitarist fantastico!I love you and the band Europe.
When you come to Brazil again? We are waiting!
Heisann John Norum.:)
Du er i slekt med Liv Norum, ja?
Hun er søskenbarn til mora mi, viss eg ikke tar feil, men iallefall har no hørt det, oss har eg fått vite at du er 4 meningen, med meg og lillebrorn min.:)
Kjempe fin sia du har laget deg.
Mvh Alexandra Lovise Storvoll Hekkilæ
Just wanted to say that you are my Biggest inspiration as a guitar player. Been playing since I was 10 years old and I am now 17 and I love learning your solo’s. Total Control is my favourite Album by you. Seen Europe 3 times so far and hope to see you and the rest of the band again in Birmingham, Still not met you either so there’s another one for next year haha
saw you in Newcastle with europe and you were so awesome! I was at the front and kept staring at you and your guitar the whole time. I ended up getting your guitar pick it was great. You are such an amazing guitarist and your version of the loner was mind blowing. Ive got all of your solo albums and all of the ones with europe. I particullary like face the truth n face it live and I think the songs are so well writen and the guitar solos really blow me away. You have been such an inspiration to me and my guitar playing and you really rock!! Hope to see you again sometime
One year of PYB, Thank You John
Fran & Terry
I just wanted to let you know, how greatfull we are as a family that we got to know and love your music. You inspired my son to play gitar. Everything started in September 2010. First we tought, because he is only 9, that it will be a temporary hobby of his. So we sad, if he learns how to play a classic gitar, than he can have a electric one for christmas. You know, here in Hungary it is a very expensive instrument. People earn less money, than in the western countrys. We brought him to a privat music teacher. After couple months the teacher was amazed by his talant and endurance. So he got his electric gitar. He started to play the melodies of The final countdown. By now he knows the whole song and guess what even YOUR SOLO part. I am so proud of him. We had a talentshow in Sopron-Hungary where we live, and he won!!! Since then 4 little boy started to play together as a band. The bands name is P.A.C.K. You can see them on youtube. So thank you again, for being such a great rolemodel to my son and us also. His biggest wish is to meet one day personaly. By the way, we took him to the Europe concert which was in London on Feb.19th Sheperds Bush. HE sad it was the best day of his life!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND KEEP UP THE AWSOME JOB. Andrea and Christofer (9)
TE ENVIO MIS MEJORES DESEOS PARA TI JOHN Y PARA EUROPE
GRATTIS PÅ NAMNSDAGEN, JOHN!! 😉
Thanks Europe for great show last Saturday.
Thanks for 7 doors hotel. **AMAZING SONG**
Thanks for “melodic ballad” Scream Of Anger 😉
Bravo John, I really love your high concentration/hypnotic approach on the stage.
See you @ Gods of Metal
Happy Easter, John, the best for you and your son….I hope someday to see you in concert…..kisses from Mexico…
Finally i have gotten round to coming to have a full look on your site John.
Hope to see you when you’re all in the Uk next & please please take Diamond Head on tour with you again because it was one hell of a wicked tour esp the last date in Glasgow.
& hearts; BellaxXx
There isn’t still dates in Spain for this summer so I have to keep traveling out from my country for to see the band. See you in Portugal !I have already ordered my tickets…Greetings!
Undrar hur John´s sound hade låtit med en custom MusicMan ax inpluggad till MesaBoogie insteg..
Definitivt tyngre…! Rock on!
John, please come to France for a solo tour ! HUGS
You’re one of my favorite guitarists together with Gary Moore (R.I.P) . I pleked my LP 59 at guitarlabs and asked for your settings – works perfectly!
Very nice music, a great band .. a great man.
John, din version av Opium Trail är bätre än orginalet, och orginalet är grymt bra.
Kul att veta att du spelade med Eddie Meduza, vilket jag inte hade en susning om.
Live long and prosper.
Thanks for coming to Italy, especially to Rho 🙂
You are very welcome here
Otroligt album , Play Yard Blues – Grattis!!!
När i hela friden får i tillfälle att se o höra det live??
Kommer att bli en klassisk platta i min “samling” – ett av dom man vill ha med till en “öde ö”
Ha de underbart o rocka på – c u soon out there
/Lasse Persson – Ystad
Great to see you and the band again at Manchester, wathcing and listening to you play is very enjoyable, such a skilled craftsman. The Gary Moore tribute was very touching (big fan too). Can I be slightly critical about somehting (please??) OK, you played Manchester 2010 and 2011 but you sneak out of the front door and avoid the handful of fans wanting a signature? I will track you down as you are the only band member missing of my poster!! A tale of two John’s perhaps as the other spends 20 minutes with fans as does ian and Mic (Joey sometimes). Please could you review your policy on this?? 🙂 thanks.
Thanks for B’n’B pictures, they all look great 🙂
Tour dates, more to come??!!! I just can’t wait!!!! ?ITALY?
I really like this web site
hi John thank you for a great gig in Bristol,and it was great to meet you. I’m the guy who has the same birthday as you, and the one who asked why europe didn’t play my favourite song Prisoners in Paradise. Ok take care mate can’t wait for the new cd and a tour in the uk next year. Any chance of a gig in Wales?
Bonjour dear John Norum.
Bournemouth and Bristol concerts were exceptional moments for me.
A thousand of thanks !
Hi John, I was in the concert of Europe in London last week, congratulations for the show, it was amazing…and thank you for the unforgettable moment when you played “The Loner”, it was one of those moments lived, that I’ll never forget… A hug from Spain.
Happy Birthday Joooooohn!
All the best to you and all the happiness of the world! You are the best, man. Thank you for your music, with and without Europe.
I love you!
Kisses from a fan of Brazil . (:
JÄTTEstort grattis på födelsedagen! Hoppas dagen blev kanon:D
***Thank you for the music, the songs you are singing,
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live witout it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be? Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me
***Happy Birthday John***
Happy birthday John.
Have a greath day 🙂
a kiss to you!
John, I send you , several photos about you, I hope that you like it……kisses from Mexico..
Hi, John, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, I wish the best for you and your family, kisses for your son…I hope someday to may to see you…..I love you with my soul………kisses and hugs..
Hi John, just here wishing you the very best not only for your birthday but for all your days! Enjoy and celebrate one more year of your life with all the people that you love and be happy.
Much love for the best guitar player in the whole world !
Happy birthday to you John !!!
P.S. I’ve sent you an e-card with happy birthday wishes to the webmaster’s mail, so i hope the webmaster won’t delete it….and you will actually view it:)
Great site !
Hey John, Many many happy returns of the day. Its 3:08 am in India while I’m typing this. Cheers and please come soon to perform. 🙂
Oh what a band!
Thank you John and all the group for great show in London last Saturday!
Waiting for you in Italy with PYB
HI John!! Did you finally learn how to use a computer or is someone else answering your mail :)? When are you coming back to the states? Miss you……liz
P.S. If you want to get in touch with me, use my facebook page- Liz Tukenmez
R.I.P. Gary.I´m 40 years old guitar player from Finland.I have always loved John´s playing.One of my best guitar players.Yngwie and John is in my heart.Best ever guitar players in the world.Since total control I have listening John´s music and it´s awesome.Man and guitar it looks like them are borned to be some kind of love flame.Jillana,Catalin sunset,Face the truth……Endica is what turns me on.AWESOME guitar player.I love you!!
Jag älskar John Norums sound. R.I.P Gary Moore.
Vänligen från Sundbyberg.
HEY JOHN!!! HAVE A NICE BIRTHDAY!! GREETS FROM CHILE. HOPE YOU COME BACK AGAIN!
if you look at the webb-status thing on the start side i am the red dot in sweden:P
I’ve just came out of a “Lizzy fever” since the new expanded editions is released. Then I remembered that you have recorded a bunch of Lizzy tracks, so I sat down and collected them all and WOW. Your versions are really great, my question is why don’t you record an album of Thin Lizzy tracks as the next solo album?
It would be awesome, your guitar playing and vocals on tracks such as Jailbreak, Southbound, Sugarblues, Renegade, Johnny The Fox and The boys are back in town would really blow us away:-)
I’m really looking forward to the next Europe album and then the Lizzy tribute;-)
All the best//Uffe
I´m latin fan from Mexico, I like Europe since 80s, you specially are awesome with big talent, I hope someday to see you and give you a strong hughes, sorry my english is not good, I speak spanish, I´m sorry about your wife, she´s an angel that is watching you and son….god bless you….
If you need someday to talk with someone, I´m waiting for you to give you support and good friend…..I love you…….good night….thanks for your space…..
hi mr. j.n.
yes you are a really musichero — your guitarplaying and voice is some of the coolest on this planet!!! – but the most amazing for me is — your ideas to that 100 of songs. — it is funny that you have made that stuff with the band europe — but i know you just wos the guitarplayer there — and i think you are very lucky this days you can make your own music and that is a big present for all people on earth. normally i listen to music of andy timmons, guthrie govan, brett garsed, greg hoew, satriani …. but you got the rythme and feeling in a special way … KEEP ON DOING THAT — AND I PRAY THAT GOD WILL FILL YOUR HEAD WITH MORE OF THAT GREAT IDEAS!!!!
i am not a really musican —- i am a rock-climber and lifestyle-coach —- and out of that hope you also try to live a healthy lifestyle as far as this is possible in the musicians world of alk….., drugs, travelling, ….. take some minutes each day for your health —- maybe you know all about that … — and hopefully you get the age of 112 …..
cheers and all the best from austria – salzburg
Är i Sverige och så er för första gången förra året “live”. Du är välkomen att titta på FANTASTISKA bilder jag har tagit av dig och Joey på min sida (klicka på “In the Spotlight” bilden när du är inne). Låt mig veta om du vill ha copier. MVH! Cathy Björk (cathybjork.com)
When Will You Play Back in Sweden again???
John-I’m really digging Play Yard Blues! When are you coming to the US? I live in the Chicago area. Looking forward to seeing you there, or in Milwaukee, WI.
My personal countdown has started today…-30 days to the London GIG!
Italian delegation of 5 people will be somewhere in front of you. Two of us are new entries…I did my homework and spread the word around.
What I ask you back is to play “devil sings the blues”. Will you?
See you there!
Hello dear John Norum. My name is John. I was born on February 23, 2001 in Bulgaria. When I was five years trying to play the bass guitar. From 7 years old playing the piano and 8 years old I fell in love solo guitar and try to play it. When I was 6 years (May 11, 2007) I was at the concert of my favorite group “Europe” in Lovech (Bulgaria ) and then they saw for the first time live.
This was my first rock concert that will remain forever in my heart! I want to learn to play like you! I love „Rock the night”, „The final countdown”, „Carrie”, „Open your heart” and many others played by “Europe”. Of your albums are my favorites songs „In your eyes”, „Still the night”, „We Will be Strong” from the album „Face the truth” (1992) and many others! Very loving and your last album “PLAY YARD BLUES”!!! Many want to come back and play in Bulgaria! I will be happy to meet again with your wonderful music!
I wish you much success with the guitar!
Hi, Is there going to be some kind a music video to your new songs???
Hi John I’m looking forward to seeimg u with Europe in Feb ,But when u doing your own gigs? i love your work and would like to see u play under your own name many hugs to u love Amanda x
You have nice day John……..hughes……
I play electric guitar and I’m a huge fan of yours. I have all of your albums which I listen to both for enjoyment and inspiration. Thank you for a career full of great music. Look forward to seeing you on the next tour!
My Name is Marc and I live in Soligen(Germany)and started playing Guitar at the age of 13, now I’m 37 years old. Since the Day I’ve heard the fantastic Guitarsolos that you play in Europe, I’ve been a Fan and following your Solocareer.
I’ love all your Records and your phenomenal art of playing Guitar, especially Face the Truth, Optimus, Play Yard Blues. Your’ Guitartone is awesome and I love listen to.
I wish you good luck for the Future.
Marc Straw SDMF
P.S John Norum and Zakk Wylde are th best Les Paul Slingers in the World
When Norum plays i fell allrigt, when norum sings i dance all night!!
That song is 5 on the new album:D
Tanx for your great album Play Yard Blues.
I,ll play it a lot.
What a cover of Travel in dark-you put it as track 8
Best Wishes Micke
I have done a solo cover on back on the streets plz take a look at the link it would mean everything for me..
Are you goning to do a tour whit play jard bluse and if that case…. Come To Sweden!!!!!
Hi Norum! some days before x-mass me and my dad whent to a guitar shopp in stockholm and they ask me for what kinda guitar i want, and i said i want a norum-kinda guitar…
And THats the store how i get my guitar:D
I´m your latin fan No.1, I live in Mexico border with Texas (U.S.A.)..I like Europe since 80s….my best wishes for 2011, sorry my english is not good, I speak spanish….I send you kisses and hughes from Mexico, I hope someday to see you in concert…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, PEACE AND ARMONY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY…..FELIZ AÑO NUEVO , BESOSSSS….
Hi John…..happy new year…u are the best in the world!! I love u!!
Happy New Year John! Best wishes for 2011…
Please take just 4 minutes!. Very important request for the concert on 02.19.2011 in London (funny home video).
PS. Happy New Year!!!
Thank you for your explanations Webmaster !
I’ll try to remember your advice for the next shows (even if it’s not always possible to stand or seat where you want in some venues…)
the best position to appreciate the real sound at a concert is where is the mixer and the sound engineer, usually in the center, front stage and far enough from it. If you are too close to the stage, it’s normal to miss some instruments because of the amplifiers in that side. The videos that you can find on Youtube are most of the times not professionally taken, you have to consider that most of them are taken with photocameras. Cheers, /Webmaster
John Norum, there’s something else i’d like to tell you. Maybe you won’t like it, so feel free to delete it…
It’s about Europe shows and sound, and it’s just my opinion : it seems to me the guitar sound is too loud compared with the other instruments. In Skien, it was so saturated that Joey Tempest voice couldn’t be heard. And in fact, even what YOU played was lost in a kind of big noise; and I think it’s a pity : everything you play must be clearly heard, from my point of view. (Too saturated sound, it’s good only for not very talented artists, who need the audience not to hear their mistakes)
On youtube, I’ve noticed that the videos filmed from the keyboard side have a good sound, but the ones filmed from the guitar side often have a problem with the sound…
All right, I’ don’t know many things about rock, so maybe I’m wrong…
Hope to see you perhaps in some shows in Great Britain !
“A shining year” to you, too.
The word “shining” fits you perfectly you know ? I used the same as a conclusion of a message about you I wrote on my blog (http://valeriealmamarie.blogspot.com/2009/04/john-norum-is-brilliant-guitarist.html )
The CD Play Yard Blues is one of the 15 cd’s that are still running for the Bluesforum.com CD Award 2010.
Mr.John Norum !
Jag har följt din musikaliska utveckling från SM-rocken fram till nu.Du har liksom funnits där från det att jag var tonåring.Själv spelar jag (Bas)Så mina tankar går även till Marre.Känner ett stort tomrum nu när det inte kommer sjukt bra bas-gångar längre. Mvh Ronney J Hedlund
Vill bara säga hej och önska en god forts på julen =) Gillar din musik jättemycket.
ha det så gott!
Nice! It’s snowing on the website of John! Merry Christmas.
The Eve is now upon us as I sit here raising a glass to your greatness!
My affection for you remains sincere and I will always remember the gentleness of your manners, your wild originality and candour.
Who could not love the immortal soul of a man who has surely wept in hell and yet carries heaven in his heart?
My love and best wishes to you this Christmas.
Dear Santa Claus,
This year I have been quite good that my halo may be a little bit crooked… but I am on your Nice List!
Something that I might like for Christmas is:
[chose among the following]
• New Volvo S60
• John Norum touring with Play Yard blues next spring
• The Gucci leather handbag
Santa, I bet you know the answer!!!!
Wishing everybody Happy Christmas full of Joy & Good Music
you were my inspiration for years, and you still are. keep rockin’ man !!!!
Hola JOhn! For me you are NORUM, THE GREAT!! I`m chilean and last november was the first time I saw you on stage. The only memories that I had about Europe was when I saw them with Kee Marcelo. ANd I always wondered wht would happen with the band. But since I listened to you I can`t stop looking for your new material, old records and new ones, and knowing evetything that I can about you.
I love the way you play the guiter. I do it too. You are an inspiration.
Have fun this Christmas and New Year, and HOpe you had had a great time here in CHile. Will you return back? I`ll be there.
Best Wishes forever! And long live Europe!
Hi John! Thanks for coming to Buenos Aires, the show was great!!!
Last year I also went to Santiago to see you and the band there, it was amazing!
Hope to meet you again some other day.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hi everybody, the improvements of this page are great, it’s becoming more interesting, with the contests and also the Web-Statcom, but I have a curiosity, What is the meaning the different colours of the dots ? Anybody knows?
and thanks a lot for your message. The colours depend on the number of visitors:
RED = last visit, BLUE = last 10 visits, GREEN = last 50 visits, YELLOW = last 100 visits, ORANGE = last 1,000 visits
Hi! I’m Laura from Argentina. John, you’re a great musician and best guitarplayer. I love your works.
It was amazing and a pleasure heard you in Argentina. I hope you come back soon!!!!! Greetings!!!!
Happy Holidays to you, Joey, John, Mic and Ian. Peace.
Thanks John!! you’re the best
Hi let me send yoU this link is dedicated to Europe and John Norum , because I hope that one day this band come to Mexico
I hope you like it
Love to see rock still lives on, we play you on our station and would love to give a interview anytime
We MUST keep rock alive and kicking at all cost!!!!
HELLO JOHN,I M THE SINGING.DO YOU LIKED MY CD? THANK YOU FOR COME TO MY COUNTRY ARGENTINA……WE LOVE THEMMMM……KISSES.AGUANTE EUROPE AND JOHN!!!!!!!!
Thanks for coming to Neuquen, it was an awsome gig, I never thought I could see the band live, apparently dreams come true sometimes…I’d have wished to greet you but you’re kind of slippery,may be next time…,
I hope you come to my country with your solo work, that would be great!
The best for you, keep on rocking John.
HI dear John I knew that Eurochannel will make a transmission of Almost Unplugged it sounds great
Thank you for finally playing in Argentina. Thanks also for the shows!!! Hoping to be able to see you again, but on your SOLO face!
Hola Jhon algun dia vengan a Mar del Plata!!a tocar acustico
seria genial!!Lo admiro.
Thank you dear John for coming to Argentina and giving us so much !!!!! I love them!!
john is one of the greatest guitarist ever.
I’m 36 and I wish I play guitars like you.When the final countdown released I didn’t like it,it was too commercial and pop metal for my taste back then..after some years “Stormwind” became one of my favs.In that time Malmsteen was my best..Now,”Back on the streets”,”Love is meant to last forever” are my very best.Your sound is very close to my taste,I think it can’t be better.I like your new sound too,by the way good luck to the Bluesyards..Please come in Greece..YOU’RE THE BEST MAN!!!
Hi John, Please come to play in India. We’ve got all crazy fans waiting for u. Europe once toured India sometime in 1986-87. I was merely 7-8 yrs old. Missed it. This time i don’t want to.
Hails to your Solo project. Keep Rocking
thank you for comeback to Chile, Europe made the best gig of the year
Just stopped by to say hello and I have always admired your great work! Keep rockin and best of everything to you!
Hi John I wrote this because I hope that someday, you and EUROPE come to Mexico Ilove your solo albuns
and let me tell you that you ´re a great guitarist
kisses from Mexico
Hey there! I have your guitar pick that you threw at Peninsula Festival, Romania, i keep her around my neck. It was an outstanding performance. Thank you, Europe!
Hi John, Been a fan of yours since …Dare i say it but The final Countdown, I have to say when you lefted Europe i was very upset ,But soon got your solo albums and other projects to light up my life , I have to say you are the best at what you do and “Play yard blues” is my 2nd fav album of yours 1st being “Face the truth”, Keep up the great work and always ” Let it shine” love Amanda ps see you in birmingham 2011 x
Hi, I love the new stuff I’m hearing with John. Someone needs to tell John to check out Paul Giblerts web site. John looks like Paul in some ways.. hehe.. I love the bluesy stuff John’s playing. I’d like to know if he’s using Jumbo Fret’s on the wonderful LP Custom / Black that he has on 2005 Show’s in Russia? If anyone knows, please write. I saw the gear page and was able to tell he really like’s the plek machine for frets, but I’m wondering if the same machine leaves enough frets behind? I hate small / or short I guess I should say, frets.. I like them tall and narrow. I’m a Gibson and Fender guy.. bluesy rock..I’m using a Peavey Amp. I love the EVH series of amps.. They are just tough.. The newer Fender one rocks.. Anyway, I’ll try to buy the new CD. I hope I can get it.. I’m going to try and listen here online and see how much I like it, but just on the gear page here at the site, I love what I’m hearing already!
Seymour, Indiana. USA
Greetings John Norum! I am a big fan of your band and Europe! I’m from Brazil and I was very happy to know that the band will make Europe a show here. but unfortunately that happens I will not be able to go because I live in another state and is very difficult for me to go. well I wanted to ask you to please if you have to at least pass by my state. here in the state of the holy spirit where I live has many fans and admirers of the band who unfortunately can not go to sao paulo enjoy the show. so on behalf of all those fans I come to ask you to at least pass through here. I would pay any amount to see a presentation of the band and see the magic of his guitar. I am waiting for a response and I’m sorry if I wrote something wrong because I do not know much English. . erick drosdroski
hola john,fue fantisco el concierto de madrid . espero que vengais pronto por madrid .un abrazo….mila
Hi John, a question, your guitar les paul black, what is? might be a 1954 les paul custom or a 50th anniversary 1960 “Black Beauty”? sorry for the inconvenience, but I want to buy an equal .. or what would you recommend? .. from already thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience. luck and greetings!
10th chilean miner is being rescued now 🙂
While in Santiago, please play something special to celebrate them all!
Hi John .. back I bothering :-)… but now is to congratulate you again on your site .. I love it! Now you can hear some solos, when you see the name of the topic, etc. .. and as I said before, I congratulate you because you are one of the few to renew your site .. lucky! Greetings!… I promise not to bother most 🙂
Bonjour John Norum.
Will you do solo shows?
hi john .. thanks for those links .. I conceguir all cds and luckily he was sent to my city, thank you very much! I hope they are original:-D … kisses and greetings!
hi john!!! I’m yami’s aunt…. It’s great I can contact you at last…. IT was a great surprise not seeing you in the next videos of the band (after 1986). your guitar reefts are georgous ( they sounds softer as if you touch it gently)!!!!! luckily you are back!! please tell me… It’s posible you have an album with your faces in a star? I’m looking for that album if I’m right…. It would be great if you answer my question.. thank a lot…. kisses and hand backs..
hi john…. ok. thanks for clear my doubts about my question…. you are the best… kisses and greetings!
Hi Yami. As I’ve written below, some shops don’t sell to people outside their Country, but most of them do it. So let’s start searching on e-Bay.com or Amazon.com
Soon I’ll share some other links to buy the old albums. Cheers, /Webmaster
hi john .. a question, I’m from Argentina, I will not have trouble to buy your cds in shops online, or that you send them anywhere in the world? sorry for the inconvenience, but really had that doubt :-).. you’re the best! kisses and greetings.
Hi John, thanks for answering .. I’ll be waiting for that day in order to have your complete discography :-).. kisses and good luck!
Hi Yami. I will publish soon the links to the music shops online where you will find John’s old albums.
Some shops don’t ship outside their Country, but most of them do it. You can start trying with http://www.amazon.com
Hi John! How are you? … I first congratulate you on your website, I love it! and I love everything you do, from first to last cd .. I was sad to not have all of your cds / is not not want to buy, but that’s because I can not buy in my city 😉 / .. I love and admire you too .. You are the king of the guitar, my hero! hopefully one day be like you, but I do not think :-(.. Kisses and good luck in everything! love you!
John, Thank You! I addicted to Europe’s Music and (especially!!!) Your solo works from 1987. Throughout 23 years it is an important part of my life. It caused that that I became the musician.
5 years ago in Moscow. My hands shivered. We wait for you in Russia in the third time!
p.s. There will be answers to questions to John which we set two months ago?
Many thanks. I’ve sent you a private e-mail. Best, /Webmaster
My brother-in-law took recently the most awesome picture of you I’ve ever seen. Check the URL. It’s even steaming from your forehead!
Take a look and please contact me if you have any problems viewing the picture and please contact the photographer if you want to use the pic.
Happy birthday to your son, John!!! And I hope you´ll come with your band in Germany again.
Hi there Kiril and thank you for your comment. I’ve sent you a private mail. Best, /Webmaster
Hi nice work Webmaster.
We got some real cool live fotos at Norum.
He looks more like the beast.
Anyway i can ask Per and we seend it for you and all the fans.
// KIRIL AND ALVA:)
Excellent music. Any tours planned for Ireland?
Like your album & also your stuff with Europe (my band 🙂 ). Don’t really know your previous ones, sorry.
I was wondering if you’re going to have solo dates?
someone from France
you´re awsome, just great. ni blir bara bättre och bättre för varje gig ni spelar. kom snart tillbaks till Stockholm, love you guys.
this site is great….congratulations!!!
You are the best!
I love your solo works, and Europe too.
A greating from Hungary.
Thanks for playing Scream of Anger at Gröna Lund, you should get the guitar sound same as on the record when playing live, then the song is aawesome! It is played at rock bars in Stockholm, it really rocks!
THANK For All dear John !!
Hope to cross your way sooner !!
Hi John, I am Vicky, I also Born On 23 February ! John You’re The Best, You Rock My World !
Very talented and creative guitarist, musician, and song writer!!!!!!!! You´re the best!!
A greeting from Argentina =)
hai john, i love your pictures. i hope you and the band come to holland soon.
i saw your last show in paradiso and it was so damm good,i miss you all.
hope to see you soon again.
love and kisses marcella xxx.
Thanks for the pictures, are great… each photo picks up a time that
makes us to be part of the amazing thing to listening to John in live… A hug.
Bonjour John Norum.
“Got my eyes on you” is great !
Your biography, here on this website, is really well- done and interesting too.
A piece of magic captured in every frame.. gorgeous photos of a gorgeous man.
hey John i’m from poland and i’m almost 17.
i love EUROPE so thank you for your 2 great concerts in Warsaw and Lublin – such a great gigs:) your music always makes me feel better so i suppose you should be veeeeery proud of yourself. can’t wait to see you again here in Warsaw and remember you are talented crazy and beautiful – it’s all you need to have a great life <3
big hugs and kisses
Hi Jon and many thanks for your support and the live show dedicated to John and the new album last Sunday. Keep on your great work and see you in UK! /Webmaster
I discovered Play Yard Blues quite by accident, but wow what an album. I really like it. I will try and get hold of some of your earlier stuff, and hopefully I’ll catch you in the UK in February.
Today new dates added in South America! It’s incredible, you never stop!
I have heard that you are thinking about some dates with PYB in small clubs. That would be very close and special atmosphere to play. I really hope you do. SHORTLY
Thanks John, for great music 🙂
See you somewhere
Bra att du tar dig hem numera,så jag slipper köra! kramar o lycka till från Pettas lillsyrra o Leffes vän. Jennie Olander
I love your new album Playyard Blues. It’s very bluesy as I love the blues as well. I saw you at London’s Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday February 20th this year and you were all talented.
HI JOHN YOU’RE MY ALL TIME FAVORITE GUITAR PLAYER… I LOVE UR NEW CD …UR BEAUTIFUL MY FRIEND ..LOVE YA :))))
Thank you for your kindness in the hotel of Olhao (Faro, Portugal). It was a great concert, I really enjoyed. I wish you good continuation and good-deserved vacation.
I hope to enjoy a live of Play Yard Blues.
I would like to know when and where will be dates for this album.
Thanks for everything.
Let me send ya my deepest hug and a big kiss……..Waiting for you in Italy!
After years you still be my Guitar Hero
congratulations for the success in the concerts with EUROPE in this summer, and also for the nomination to LLAE like Best Album of the year in UK’S Classic Rock Awards.
See you next year in a BALLS ‘N’ BANNERS Tour, I’ve already bought my ticket for the concert in London,
yes !! I’m really happy…
Grettings from Spain.
Det är sjukt att både du och Joey accepterat mig på facebook. Men kanske bara för att ni accepterat andra “fans”. haha..?
Hur som helst har jag avgudat er sedan jag var 12 år. Kan alla låtar, varit på många konserter, alltid stått längst fram.
Har över 500 Europe-saker, halsdukar, aoutografer, affischer, LP-skivor osv. Jag pluggade dessutom in all fakta jag kunde hitta om er när jag var 14 år gammal. Haha.
Men det är inte bara musiken som gör er så bra. Era personligheter är underbara! Ni är så härliga killar hela gänget!
Den första saken jag fick till min samling var ett brev från Ian. Så himla glad blev jag! Underbart kul. Så det skulle vara helt fantastiskt om du ville svara mig på det här.. Fast kan förstå om du inte har tid eller ork. För jag är ju som sagt bara en i mängden.
Spelningen på storsjöyran var fantastisk! (jag bor i östersund)
Thanks for your help.
Hi there Laura. Try to buy it on the online music shops or directly on Mascot Records website.
During my vacation in Sweden I bought Playyard Blues as a “souvenir” for myself. At home I found out that the album is a little bit Dutch, but hey I won’t complain about that 🙂 It’s a great album, I really like the rock and blues mixture.
Carmen from Amsterdam.
I finally bought Play Yard Blues in London,I buy the latest, I wanted to buy one for a friend and I could not. I think there is a small logistics problem, is not easy to buy it.
Mission continues Sir Norum!.. have opened the eyes and ears of many to Play Yard Blues these past weeks.. you may have left the UK but the explosive echoes of your music are resonating far beyond physical presence.
(Also managed to blow up a speaker, keepin it real on the west side)
Until February comes around, meet you in the magic treehouse, Dulcis Somnium Lord of the Strings.
Hey John. Fab new album plus rocking set on the last Europe tour! Saw you in Birmingham, Uk. Was cool.
Just one thing….how come John Leven didn’t get his own nice piece of carpet to stand on in the ‘New Love’ Video????
Hi my guitar hero!! you are fantastic!! I love and I play and sing all your songs. Greetings from Chile!!!
Love the great new cd John,the beat ever!
John John kommer ni nåt mer till Dalarna framöver hör asv dig!! kram
Miss seeing you so much, hope can make that possible soon.. Glad you are rocking so hard these days!!!
i love you.
Bravo.you are the best guitarist og 2000.
I am 55 years, and I lissen all your discographi
Du spelad som en gud igår på Yran, TACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi there. As soon as we’ll have it in a high quality, we will upload the video. In the meanwhile, probably some excerpts will be broadcasted here http://www.itv.com/Channels/ITV2/ next month.
Thanks for the info….. greetz Hidde
I missed the broadcasting of the show at roundhouse last Sunday and I am chasing for that. Where can I find it?
Hallå där, Johnne var namnet bördig från Gävle.
Min fråga är hurvida John ska köra någon soloturné i år eller kanske nästa år?
Vi är ett gäng här i Gävle som är superladdade på ett sologig med Kung Norum.
Vi stod på Getaway Rock och försökte önska “Play Yard Blues” och “Eternal Flame” men fick inget gehör…
Kan ju också nämna att Hr Norum tillsammans med Chris Broderick och Slash dominerade gitarrscenen.
Väl mött i Gävle, John!!!
MVH // Johnne Nilsson med gäng
Hi there Hidde
John’s going to share a lot of informations about the gear, we’re working at some new pages and it’s planned to upload them later this year. Best,
Hey John, thanks for all the great music.
I have a question, How are the setting of you MXR Stereo Chorus, just very curious.
Hidde / wingsoftomorrow
Hi John 🙂
Just wanted to say what a fantastic show Europe gave last night in The Roundhouse. Everyone in the band was on fire, the lights amazing and the sound the best I´ve ever heard – it was a experience out of the ordinary to me <3 🙂
An extra thrill to be able to say "Great show" to you afterwards, as it turned out that you were staying at the same hotel as my sister and me 🙂 We just waved and said hi….did´nt want to disturb, but just let you guys know that you SO rocked it!
Kisses from Maia, Denmark.
I want to thank you for playing in Borlänge at Peace and Love. THANK YOU for a wonderful evening.
Kisses from me.
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LOVE to you JOHN for all the good things you are dping for the music and the smilesTake care and be happy…you deserve it! Love ya,
Tjena John, snackar ni grabbar i Europe nånsin om att spela mer material från Prisoners in Paradise? Tycker det finns en hel del låtar där som kan vara värda att liras live nån gång. Ha det bäst! /Robin
john im a big fan.you are so underrated.a genuine artist.i would like to know what kinda guitar (brand) did you use in the video back on the streets?where can i get one.you can email me if you want.thanks & keep on rockin-scot
Tja Jonta !
Ville bara meddela att Play Yard Blues är en rackarns bra platta.
Du har en sån jävla feeling på guran och sången, som ett årgångsvin verkar du bara bli bättre och bättre.
Hoppas du gör nåt gig i sthlm med Broman å besättning och bjuder på Play Yard Blues Live, det vore kanon.
Hare gott och håll tonen..:-)
Just found some shots of the gig in Svedala…
Just want to thank You and the rest of the band for the gig last Friday at Sommarock.
It was my first time seeing Europe in Sweden and my expections went beyond!!! My sister and I were quite lucky getting the place just in front of you and could even catch two picks of yours.
Your playing is sublime and somehow gets a kind of hypnotic effect on me. Just can’t explain emotions arousing. Anyway, I like it and thank you for that 🙂 Hope you come back to Italy before the end of the tour or perhaps to promote PYB. I can’t say nothing else than thank you for your great music! Have fun summer!
Whatever he play is good because he puts heart and soul. When he plays, he makes me feel in his world too. I wish I could play my guitar half as well as he.
His heart beats to the rhythm of the strings of his guitar, his lives, is for his music. He is happy and makes others happy.
I wish you much success in your career.
Kisses for Jake Thomas and you.
Thanks for your music.
sorry for my bad English, I can not communicate well.
Hi, I wanted to thank you for do a drawing to tickets for the Itunes festival for the EUROPE fans,I´m very grateful.
For the first time in my life I won something, I was lucky to enjoy the concert in London on the 25th, I’ll be near the stage with my flag :-).
See you soon, thanks for everything.
Laura from Spain.
Hi John, have been a fan of yours since 1986. The Final Countdown was the first ROCK album I ever bought. Later when I came to know that you had left the band, I was sad. Anyway good to be seeing you with the band in recent years and I wish you all the best. Also, please do not think that the guitars on the Final Countdown record were buried by the keyboards. In fact, you have no idea how many times I have listened to just the guitar parts in that album. I love the spring sag tone of the tubes, its very very evident and I simply have not heard that kind of bite in any album of the era. I love what you have done it that record. Very clever parts and great arrangements. Its kind of become a yardstick for me to base my own compositions. Also the choice of notes that you have used in your solos is nothing short of brilliant. Your guitar playing had touched my soul unlike any other. AND STILL DO. I cannot believe that you had such maturity in your early 20s. After 26 years, its such a great feeling to listen to that album. My favorite solos in that record is Ninja and Heart of Stone. Great to see you back and with such a beautiful website. Kudos and all the very best for you in your life.
Thanks for putting in Spotify Play Yard Blues, now I can hear it, I wanted to buy in Spain and Sweden, the stores did not have it,I have no luck to find it :-(.
I thought it would be full of Blues!, but I see John always moves in his line.
Very good, always overcome. I like so much.
Lord of the Strings,
You have put your arms around my soul and made it dance in the moonlight!
Slightly biased review of Play Yard Blues by Annemarie.
Dear John, Play Yard Blues has arrived! The door to this world is now closed and you have my undivided attention.
I shall endeavour to post my own review by the stroke of midnight!! I’ll save the essay of eloquent verbal expression for those yet unaware of your lucidity. I’ll make it short and concise, no more than twenty words, using no adjectives or descriptives.
Impossible? Nothing is impossible!
Thanks for the great tunes. A keyboardist, I always appreciate listening to great guitar riffs. All the best, hope I get to see you on tour sometime.
Congratulations to the person or people who make this page.
I think that is very well done, it is easy to navigate, is fast and is very complete. It has details and variety of content. It’s really a good job. Thank you.
Congratulations to the person or people who make this page.
I think that is very well done, it is easy to navigate, is fast and is very complete. It has details and variety of content. It’s really a good job. Thank you.
Thank you for your appreciation
Hello John !
Thank you for all !
Hope to cross your way sooner !!!!!!
John jeste? cudownym cz?owiekiem i najlepszym z najlepszych gitarzystów na ?wiecie. By?am na koncercie w Warszawie a teraz nie mog? si? juz doczekac koncertu w Lublinie. Kocham ci? Ca?ym sercem:))
Hey John! just pulled out Total Control for the first time in years. It reminds me that you are one of the Best in the World!
Wnen, if at all are you coming to California to do some dates?
Hi john just heard your interview get ready to rock.. and it was the best one i have heard , i think you are so honest with your answers that it sounds real for a change unlike other rockstars and there interviews, Your music is deep and meaningful and honest and PYB is i think your best solo album yet i love it and have it everywhere i go lol, i look forward to your solo tour and will see you there love to you and your son love Amanda xxx
Thanks John for a amazing show in Warsaw. It nice to see your smile. See you next time. Lycka till !
I am so thrilled that you finaly have agreed to be featured in the Young Guitar DVD magazine !
Thanks for this great lesson ! I am practicing it everyday.
Come back to Belgium soon.
All the best,
I am from Chile, and I would like to know when you and Europe are comming to Chile for a concert. I hope your quick answer.
María Paz Sánchez Chavarría
thank you for putting passion in all your music.
I saw you play in live once and I hope to see you again soon…Greetings from Spain.
It is great to see your offical site back up and running.. what a great show in leeds( febuary 18,2010 and London ( febuary 20, 2010. sorry miss meeting you at london…
hugs and great job keep rocking.
A person who is constantly in perfect learning undoubtedly, someone creative is essential to find larger horizons, music is one of many ways to express your feelings. I am convinced this new solo album is a very good job.
Thank you sir Norum.
Laura, from Spain.
Love your album(s). Sounds really great. What a good guitar player you are. And your voice on top of that. Wauwwwhhh
Enjoy touring. The gig Swedem (Nordic Rock) was fantastic. Hope to see you and the guys soon again.
Love, Essie xx
Lelystad, The Netherlands
Finally the lyrics!!
Respect to a man not afraid to show his feminine side.. but you must have He-Man pyjamas aswell as ‘Maybe it’s Maybelline’?
I used to be She-Ra at weekends but it’s not the same since I had to let my Unicorn go, have you seen the price of rainbow dust these days? Disgraceful.
See you at Sonisphere Sir Norum, I’ll bring you a lace garter in case your fettish has spread further by then.
Dulcis Somnium, Lord of the Strings.
I cannot wait for Play Yard Blues – warm wishes and success your way – I hope you find time to visit us in the USA!
How was the gig in Skien? I am curious… Did John play anything from PYB? I’ll be in Svedala next month and hope he does, but just can’t wait till July 🙁
John, you are great musician and I respect anything Norumade, but pink is not your colour. Please change your feet nail polish, maybe dark brown!!!
Ordered your album, now waiting for it.
Hope to see you soon in Holland on a concert!
You are the Guitar God! The reason why i like Europe and guitars 🙂
Greetings from Holland.
A request to webmaster: where can I buy the Japanese version of PYB? The link in the home page is in Japanese! Can you help me?
A request to webmaster: where can I buy the Japanese version of PYB? The link in the home page is in Japanese! Can you help me?
Hi there Veronica. You can order your Japanese copy here:
http://www.amazon.com/Playyard-Blues-Bonus-Track-Norum/dp/B00396DWUW (just remember that the Japanese edtion has NOT a bonus track)
Hope it will help
I realy look forward to see you on your solo tour. I’m already waiting so long for it 🙂 Hopfully you will visit The Netherlands too and countries near The Netherlands 🙂
Erica Yeh :
Don’t know what reason,the new album will delayed release in Taiwan on July 4 to July 7?
Erica Yeh :
Don’t know what reason,the new album will delayed release in Taiwan on July 4 to July 7?
The Taiwanese edition will be out next June 7, in only 3 days! 🙂
Really great soloalbum, on the song over and done you sound like Coverdale, really awesume man
i couldn’t say it better myself xaxa. i agree with james 100% . john is 1 of the best rock guitarists in the history of rock music. PERIOD!
you are my Guitar God. I grew up listening to Rock music since i was a kid. One of the Rock that i use to hear is Europe songs, & the solo which u played in final count down inspired me to learn guitar, i am still learning it by my self, i will master it & learn this solo first
as it blows strong winds over my face every time i listen to it. So i want to do the same to others
i bought your Europe DVD Last year (Start from the dark) i have seen it more than 1000 times including your equipment set up, guitars, amps etc etc… & i see final countdown video everyday because it gives me the strength, Stamina and every thing i need to boost me up to pickup my guitar & start practicing
John i heard u guys had been in Goa once is it true? please come & Rock Goa again
John you are my favourite guitarist, im my opinion you are the best. This year i was at your live show in Paris (with Europe) – you were just amazing ! I was really happy to see you, thanks for coming to France !
I have been a fan of your work for many years. Although, I especially loved the early stuff with Europe and your solo projects. There is something rather interesting I just wanted to share. Europe was my favorite band through most of my childhood and early adult years. Then one day, I discovered an older band, that I had never heard before. I fell instantly in love with them and became a diehard fan ever since. I believe they were incredibly underrated. The guitar player was a prodigy, (of his time) and the band is still notably, one of the most respected in the business. Coincidentally, (although I did notice some of their influence with your early stuff) I was surprised to learn you were also quite fond of them. Then just recently, I watched Europe’s “Almost Unplugged” DVD. I must say, you guys did a magnificent cover of one of my favorite songs. I guess great minds do think alike!
P.S. I’m an American, and I never got the opportunity to see Europe play in the United States. However, now I’m living in Norway, and I plan to attend the show this weekend, in Skien. It’s been my dream to see you guys for a long time. I’m really looking forward to it!
Look at some shots of Europe performing at Umea rock festival last Saturday…Wish I were there!
John, any date in Italy with PYB? Please!!
hello john, i wish you good lack with the album. i heard the samples from your website, and they sound just AWESOME! i wish the album will be released here in greece as well. can,t wait for that xaa. i am sending you lots of kisses and hugs from greece
Thank you for give us a wonderful concert in Taiwan this year(2010),Can’t wait for your new album release at June 4 in Taiwan~
hope can see you soon~
” KEEP ROCK’IN “
Gillar din nya platta John, jättebra.
Lite för få låtar dock, kunde gärna få vara några spår till.
Vilken låt är det som kommer att bli singel och rulla i radion i sommar?
You’re my guitar hero! Actually I basically learned to play guitar from you…. I’m waiting for Playyard Blues in the mail but I have to say- it’s about time! You’ve been teasing us for over a year! =) I can’t stop listening to the samples! They rock!
Do a little tour through the USA for this one! I’ll play rhythm for ya… =p
Hej John! Yesterday finally I`ve got the long-awaited new album and it sounds really really great!! Love to hear your fantastic voice and of course your awesome guitar playing! thanks so much for another great album, it will running crazy in my CD-player! hope to see you again soon… unfortunately there ar no dates planned with Europe in Germany this summer; hopefully your solo tour brings you back to Germany soon! Till then i have to “catch the plane” in July and travel my very first time to Sweden to see you and the other guys from Europe. Hugs & kisses & many rockin` greez from South Germany, Christine
hello eveybody. for 1 more time, please release the album in greece. viki
Play Yard Blues is truly an amazing album. It reminds me why I once gave my heart to heavy rock with a touch of blues a good 30 years ago. Plain awesome.
All the best John!
“Play Yard Blues” on sale in Taiwan, we look forward to John’s new album!
Dear John, always welcome to come to Taiwan again! Please remember we love you! 😀
Wow! great site for great musician. Keep up all great work! Respect!!
Worthwhile wait…GREAT job, John!
I have been a fan for a long time. Keep rockin’! 😉
A great site for a truly mesmerizing album ! All my love and respect !
PYB är helt underbar!!!!! Älskar den.
Finally got PYB delivered today and just can’t wait till I am home!!!
The album is drop dead good John.
I really love it.
The only thing that I miss are the lyrics.
Any idea where I can find them?
A KILLER ALBUM!!!! Really a great job once again! And soooooooo good to hear you singing your own songs 😀 Thank you!
Keep on rockin’ and all the best!
hello john wherever you are. i wish you with all my heart good lack with PLAYYARD BLUES. people always know how to appreciate good rock music. i hope the album will be released in greece too. everybody in Mascot records, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT xaxa. good lack john , and lots of kises from greece
You’re a big musician and it’s wonderful for us that you continue giving us good music..
The sample from “Let it shine” sounds really great! The guitar really took me away.
I also think you have a beautiful voice John!
I’m sure the album will be great. Can’t wait for my copy.
I hope to see you soon again somewhere.
Greetings from The Netherlands.
I could write an entire volume to you John, but my artistic expression currently eludes me, as all the language in this world would fail to say how disappointed I am for not being able to own a copy of your latest masterpiece until July!
This simply leaves me to congratulate you in advance for the inordinate success of Play Yard Blues.
Lord of the Strings, your finest hour is yet to come!
Farewell Sir Norum, Magic Forest awaits.
x Annemarie x
Hi! Congratulations on your new album!!
Have you planned to go on tour with your solo project?
Greetings from Switzerland
Congratulations for the new album and the site!
Hugs from Argentina!
Tack för så mkt grymt bra musik! Postbilen har inte varit här än, jag håller tummen för att den kommer snart och har PYB med sig till mig… Å jag läääängtar till i sommar, ska se er på Sthlmo stadion och i Sundsvall. Bra hemsida:-)
Hiiiii JOHN!!!!I want to say you that you are my HERO!!!Im very excited with your new album!!!You are THE BEAST,you are THE BEST,my friend!!!I can feel my soul when you play your guitar!!!You are the best guitarrist in the BEST GROUP IN THE WORLD,EUROPEEEEE!!!!.I´ll buy PLAY YARD BLUES this afternoon!!!Keep on ROCKING!!!and CONGRATULATIONS!!!I hope to see you this summer in Portugal.NOENORUM from MÁLAGA(SPAIN)
thanks for your music
Wish you the Best. You have an amazing tone, and I like your playing very much.You are one of my influences. I count until your new album jumps into my CD-Player. PS: Nice website, with lots of information – go on!
Ojala este bueno el nuevo disco…
The site looks great! I’m sure I’ll be visiting on a daily basis.
Is so cool John you are the best guitarrist that I have known and you are so handsome
I CAN´T believe that this dream comes true Im so happy that you still working on a solo album and let me congratulate you for your new album, and is so nice that Jake and you appear in that picture.
I wish you good luck and hope that all your wishes come true ,and I want to tell you why don´t you and EUROPE come to Mexico here you have a lot of fans please don´t forget us
Again congratulations for this.
JOHN NORUM IS MY IDOL AND BIG INFLUENCE IN THE GUITAR. I PLAYED GUITAR SINCE 2000, AND MY STYLE IN THE PLAYING GUITAR IS MY DIRECT INFLUENCES JOHN NORUM, GARY MOORE, JOHN SYKES, MICHAEL SCHENKER AND OTHERS.
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Good luck with your new album Play Yard Blues, I can’t wait for it to arrive in the post xx
Hej. Glæder mig som et lille barn til og endelig få den nye cd. Skal sætte den på og bare ligge og lytte og nyde den. Ser meget frem til den.
Det er også en fin side der er kommet op og stå. Godt gået, hvem end nu det er der bestyrer den.
Heidi (Beautiful eyes)
Ps: Sidst jeg så Norum i Danmark, var til clima koncerten i parken i Kbh og bagefter på hotellet.
Congrats for the new site! It is great! Can’t wait for PYB to arrive!!!
Hi, great new website! Can’t wait ’til tomorrow mornig….the postman has my copy of PYB!!! I want it!! See you soon on the road. Greetings from Italy
Alex Perry :Hello, Gleder meg UTROLIG til jeg får Play Yard Blues.
I second that.
Hello, Gleder meg UTROLIG til jeg får Play Yard Blues.
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