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Gary Holt

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Birthday
4, 1964
Birthplace
Richmond, CA
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1964 (age 54)
Birthplace
Richmond, CA

About

Thrash metal musician and songwriter who played lead guitar for the bands Slayer and Exodus. Between 1982 and 2010, he performed on fourteen Exodus albums, including Lessons in Violence and Bonded by Blood.

Before Fame

He joined Exodus in 1981, following the departure of the band's previous guitarist, Tim Agnello.

Trivia

He was influenced by the musical careers of Michael Schenker, Ritchie Blackmore, and Angus Young, among others.

Family Life

Born in Richmond, California, he later settled in Pinole, California with his wife Lisa Perticone and his two daughters.

Associated With

After Kirk Lee Hammett left Exodus to become the lead guitarist of Metallica, Holt was largely responsible for keeping Exodus from disbanding.