Q. When did you first get into music?
A. I first became aware that music was my destiny when I listened to the dynamics that Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini powered into the songs on Ratt’s album “Out of The Cellar.” Their sound was unpredictable and sonically different from other bands of the time. That sparked the interest, even at age 8-9. I didn’t access an actual guitar until I was 13. Then I was obsessed!
Q. Who are your biggest influences?
A. Too many to name them all, and it’s different for each instrument I play!
Vocals – I lean way towards Jerry Cantrell and Layne Staley (Alice in Chains).
Guitar – Tommy Victor (Prong), Bill Steer (Carcass), even Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide).
Drums – Dave Grohl, Josh Freese, Bonham, John Stanier.
Keys – Mr. Trent Reznor, Martin Gore, Tori Amos.
Q. Past music projects?
A. Liar-Liar (1994 – 1997)
Zero Degree Delirium (1997-1998)
Woblee Goblin (1998 – 2002)
Slavery Sin (2002 – 2005)
God In Rehab (2005 – present)
Ash Empire (2008 – 2009)
Mr. Self Destruct (2008 – 2010)
Federal Fuel (2017 – 2021)
Ivory Picture Story (2019 – 2020)
Not Your Nails (2019 – Present)
Foust (2020 – Present)
Q. What do you look forward to in working with God in Rehab?
A. I’m excited to share this vision and idea! I am looking forward to seeing what evolves from the members, new and old, as we grow and explore our shared musical and artistic talents.
Q. What’s one unique thing about you?
A. I am sure it is agreed that I simply can’t stop! I have had many things happen to me that would make most people hang it up, but until my dying breath, I will be writing a note, swinging a stick, guitar strapped to me while I select the sickest synth patch, as I comfortably say goodbye!
Q. Your Motto?
A. “We are the music makers! The dreamers of the dream!” – Willy f’n Wonka