American guitarist who founded the glam metal band L.A. Guns and who as also in Brides of Destruction, among other groups.
He was raised in a liberal Jewish family and was encouraged to pursue music as a career.
His band L.A. Guns merged with Hollywood Rose, forming Guns N' Roses.
His uncle taught him how to play the guitar.
He performed alongside Vince Neil at the Giving 2010 benefit concert.