Date of Birth: 12/03/74
Instrument Played in Division: Guitar
Other instruments that you play, but aren’t allowed to play in Division: No other instruments! The Noodles does what it’s told or else it gets the hose again.
Previous (and Current) Bands: Division, Just Wanna Play, Above The Fray
Mesa/Boogie Stiletto series 2
Mesa/Boogie Traditional 4×12 bottom cab with C90 speakers
TC Electronic G Major, Nobels MF-2, Peterson StroboStomp2, Teese RMC-6 wah
Gear Endorsements: KxK Guitars, Mesa Boogie Amplification, Clayton Custom Picks and Accessories
Band Influences: Megadeth, Metallica (old), King’s X, Nevermore, Symphony X, Testament
Favorite Players: Chris Poland, Ty Tabor, Alex Skolnick, Dave Mustaine, Jeff Loomis, Chris Broderick, Jasun Tipton
Megadeth: Peace Sells, Rust in Peace, Killing is My Business
Metallica: Ride the Lightening, Master of Puppets, …and Justice for All
Testament: New World Order,The Legacy
King’s X: Dogman, Out of the Silent Planet, Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
Led Zepplin IV
Zero Hour: Towers of Avarice
Soilwork: Predator’s Portrait
Nevermore: Politics of Ecstasy, Dreaming in Neon Black, Dead Heart in a Dead World, This Godless Endeavor
Favorite Division Show: Nevermore and Into Eternity, Jaxx 2006
Favorite non-Division Concert: Pantera at The Capital Ballroom on the Trendkill tour, because I got to chill and have a few beers (among other things) with Dime.
Favorite Division Memory: The wallpaper in the Falls Church practice spot.
Favorite Foods: Italian, Thai, Greasy Hamburgers
Favorite Drinks: Beer, Bourbon, Beer, Jager, Beer, Vodka, Beer, Sambuca, Beer, whatisitwhocaresbottomsup <thunk>
Are you tall enough to ride anything in an amusement park?
Only with adult supervision.
Best printable drunken moment?
I really like that one song where you sang, you should do that more.
Do you people like coffee?
Only if it’s real coffee, from the hills of Columbia.
Favorite musician you constantly get compared to?
What ridiculous skills do you have outside of music?
Do you like balloon animals?
Who’s the hottest chick in any band you’ve ever seen?
How many tattoos do you have?
Did you bang Dorothy while she was in Oz?
I conquered her in the name of the Lollypop Kids, the Lollypop Kids, the Lollypop Kids.
What was it like in the infamous meat grinder?
It smelled like a gym locker room, washed with three day old stale beer, and dried with cigarette ashes.
Photos by Mike Gong, Shadowflood Photography