Born in Santa Monica, CA 1962. Started playing & studying music at age 5. Started first band at age 8, Played shows in Elementary school, played first nightclub at age 13, first tour at age 16, dropped out of school at 17, studied music business & record production at UCLA & started my own record label (Deeder Deets Records) at age 18. Produced a few records & joined Suicidal Tendencies at age 21 (Fronteer Records), quit & played with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers (EMI Records), 1985. Formed a solo band, The Brood (Profile Records) 1986, backed up the late country rocker, Jackie Lee Cochran off & on for about 7 years, formed another solo band, Shrapnel (Hell Hound Records, Germany), 1989, then dropped out of the business all together to find meaning in life. Found it in the form Of Jesus Christ in 1994. Released "Narrow Intercession" (Deeder Deets Records) 2002, Produced late country rock artist, Ernie Centeno (Deeder Deets Records) 2004, Formed NASTY HABITS (Deeder Deets Records) 2006, formed current line up 2010 & signed with TMG Records 2011. (New release slated for world wide release April 2012 on Deeder Deets/TMG)
What was the first concert you ever went to?
1974 at The Forum w/my sister. Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" tour. The band was perfect in every way.
What gear do you use?
One left handed Stratocaster upside down & one 1969 Gibson SG.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Jimi Hendrix. My Uncle gave me "Band Of Gypsys" when I was 8 yrs old. Hendrix plays music the way it should be played. As if it's the last thing you'll ever do in this life!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
NASTY HABITS is the current band I'm in. I've played music most of my life with as many bands as there are fleas on a dog. I play LOUD music. I play 1 to 3 shows a month.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Johnny Winter. He's still alive & I think we'd have a good time together.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
The biggest was about three thousand. The smallest is one.