Richie Sambora and Orianthi Join Forces As RSO – Rise EP

Richie Sambora & Orianthi Join Forces as RSO

New EP Rise Out Now

“… [‘Masterpiece’ is a] smoldering, whole-hearted love ode…the authenticity throughout Rise is palpable…” –Billboard

Los Angeles, CA – September 29th, 2017 – Richie Sambora and Orianthi are joining forces for a new, genre-spanning musical project under the name RSO that sees these two platinum-selling singer-songwriters and world-class guitarists teaming up as a duo. Today’s release of the five-track Rise EP (BMG) is the first taste of the versatility that is at the heart of RSO, encompassing elements of rock, blues, pop, R&B and country. The harmonious blend of Sambora andOrianthi‘s voices and guitars is front and center on Rise, putting a fresh spin on male-female duets. PRESS HERE to read the first story on RSO via Billboard, who also premiered the track “Masterpiece,” a gorgeous, powerful tune complete with an indelible melody and an incendiary guitar riff. 

To stream or purchase Rise – PRESS HERE.

RSO displays the undeniable chemistry that Sambora and Orianthi have onstage and off as both a real-life couple and creative partners. They self-describe their journey as “a true Bonnie and Clyde rock and roll kind of story,” instantly connecting four years ago in Hawaii when Orianthi was performing with Alice Cooper, and then travelling around the world writing and recording together. The love, friendship, laughter, and passion for music that surrounds Sambora and Orianthi daily is palpable on Rise, a collection of songs with catchy melodies and uplifting lyrics that are meant to bring people together, empower them, and making them feel good. RSO has everything from rocking stadium-fillers like the roaring title track “Rise” to heartfelt tunes like the piano-driven ballad “Truth” to bright, country-infused songs like “Good Times.” Fans can also visit to purchase exclusive bonus content that includes a reggae version of “Good Times.”

American rock icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Sambora (who has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over 20 Top 40 hits and 11 Top 10 hits) and Australian guitar virtuoso Orianthi (who has shared stages with the likes of Michael Jackson, Santana, Prince, ZZ Top and was the first female member of Alice Cooper’s band) have both written chart-busting singles, toured the globe extensively, collaborated with superstar artists, and released three solo albums each. Now, RSO is the next chapter for these celebrated artists – stay tuned for much more to come!

Rise EP Tracklisting:

  1. Rise
  2. Masterpiece
  3. Truth
  4. Take Me
  5. Good Times

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