Guitarist for Racer X and Mr. Big who is #4 on the Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time list by GuitarOne magazine.
He picked up the guitar at age five, but after not being able to play more than nursery rhymes, he dropped the idea, picking it up again at eleven.
He created his signature sound during live shows by playing the guitar with a drill instead of a pick.
He married his second wife, Emi Gilbert, in 2005; they gave birth to a son named Marlon Kanzan Gilbert in 2014.
When he was fifteen he was featured in Guitar Player magazine, along another young up-and-comer, Yngwie Malmsteen.