Guitarist who played with the Seattle grunge band, Green River.
He got his first guitar as a teenager and taught himself how to play it by observing others.
He was set to perform with the group Mother Love Bone, but shortly before their debut album's release, the lead singer died of a heroin overdose and the group was disbanded.
He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.
He was close friends with Def Leppard guitarist, Steve Clark.