Bay area metal guitarist most famous for his contributions to the Guitar Hero series of video games. He has also lent his talents to instructional DVD's like Hal Leonard's Metal Guitar.
He was a member of the bands Drist and Hellbillys.
He has sat on the Honorary Board of Directors of the Little Kids Rock nonprofit organization, which distributes instruments to public schools throughout America.
His parents were big music fans, listening to bands like Pink Floyd and Boston.
He and Rusty Cooley have both contributed to instructional guitar books and videos.