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31, 1971
Grosse Pointe, MI
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31, 1971 (age 50)
Grosse Pointe, MI


American guitarist who has played for David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie among others. In 2004 he released his debut solo work, Vertigo, and six albums later he released God Told Me To in 2012.

Before Fame

He first became interested in the guitar while watching Buck Owens and Roy Clark's television show Hee Haw with his father. He moved to LA when he was 17 and began working as a session guitarist before working on TV and movie soundtracks like Speed 2: Cruise Control.


He works as a staff writer for Chrysalis Records, where he has written for artists such as Matt Ball, Avril Lavigne, Meat Loaf, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, and the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Family Life

He was married to porn actress Aria Giovanni from 2002 until 2006; he later went on to marry stylist Rita Lowery. He has children: Jeremy, Andreas, and Nicole.

Associated With

He played guitar on David Lee Roth's 1998 album DLR Band.