I have been playing since July 1983, 18 Years old. A good friend of mine used to come over with his guitar and mess around. One day I asked him if he knew the main riff to "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath. He played the chords and then asked me if I wanted to try and learn them. After he showed me the chords and I played it for a few minutes I was officially hooked forever.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Van Halen at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, AR...It was 1980 on the Women and children first tour.
What gear do you use?
Harmony Rocket Electric
2 Randy Rhoads Jacksons
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Too many to pick just one!!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Double Cross, Heavy Metal, Not Anymore. Would love to be in a band again under the right circumstances.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Randy Rhoads.....I could always use a good guitar lesson! He was a major influence on me when I started playing guitar.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
The biggest crowd was about 500 people or so....The smallest crowd was probably 2 or 3. I have played some small town bars on a Tuesday night where there are the people who work there and 2 other people.
Playing with Dimebag at the Rock in Deep Ellum Texas, I still have the "Randall Amps" hat he gave me that night.
Meeting Alice Cooper in Lubbock, TX was right up there. We got to meet him after the show on his tour bus and he was an awesome guy. Of course, we had to talk about Wayne's World. "Were Not Worthy"
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Tori Amos, Boys for Pele, 1996. It is an intense musical master piece.....It changed the way I looked at music forever. I first heard this in 1996 when it was a new album and I was a total metal head at the time. I honestly wasn't too impressed by it at first but for some reason I couldn't stop listening to it. I had never heard someone bare their soul in a recording like that. i admire how she completely lets go of everything and just lets the music come through her. Magic!!