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Paul Gilbert

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Birthday
6, 1966
Birthplace
Carbondale, IL
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1966 (age 52)
Birthplace
Carbondale, IL

About

Guitarist for Racer X and Mr. Big who is #4 on the Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time list by GuitarOne magazine.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He created his signature sound during live shows by playing the guitar with a drill instead of a pick.

Family Life

He married his second wife, Emi Gilbert, in 2005; they gave birth to a son named Marlon Kanzan Gilbert in 2014.

Associated With

When he was fifteen he was featured in Guitar Player magazine, along another young up-and-comer, Yngwie Malmsteen.