Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Grew Up: Brea, CA
Siblings: Dede, a younger sister; David (stepbrother)
Religion: His parents were Christian Scientists
Influences: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Diamond Head
Favorite New Bands: C.O.C., Kyuss (now broken up)
Favorite Lyricists: Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen
Favorite Team: The Raiders
Favorite Foods: Mexican, meat and potatoes
First Band: Obsession
ESP Custom Explorer, Deer Skull
Black ESP Custom Explorer, Snake Inlays
Black ESP Custom Explorer, Man to Wolf Inlays
Black ESP Custom Explorer, Deer Skull Inlays
Black ESP Custom Explorer, Dot Inlays
Black ESP Custom Explorer, Eagle Inlays
Black ESP Custom Explorer, National Rifle Association Inlays
Black ESP Custom Explorer, Double-Neck with Duck Inlays
ESP Custom Explorer, Chrome Diamond Plate, Metallica Star Logo at 1st Fret
ESP Custom Explorer, Black Diamond Plate, Metallica Star Logo at 1st Fret
White ESP Custom Explorer, Middle-Finger Inlays and "EET FUK" sticker
White ESP Custom Explorer, Covered with Stickers
Black ESP Custom, Les Paul-Style with Flag Inlays
ESP Custom Flying V, Green Flames
ESP Custom Flying V, Red Flames
Ken Lawrence Custom Explorer, Natural
White Gibson Explorer, Black Flying V Headstock, "MORE BEER!" Sticker
White Gibson Explorer, "So What" Sticker
"Butterscotch Blond" Fender '52 Telecaster (reissue)
1966 Martin D-28 (acoustic)
'50's Gibson Les Paul, Sunburst Standard
'50's Gibson Les Paul, Gold Top
'50's Gibson Les Paul Custom
Red 1963 Gibson SG
Black National Resophonic Reso-Electric
"Tobacco" National Resophonic Reso-Electric
Coral Electric Sitar
Gretsch White Falcon II
Juice Goose Power Strip
Sony WRR-840 Wireless System [x2]
TC Electronics M2000 Effects Processor
Mesa Boogie Tri-Axis (customized) [x4]
Mesa Boogie Graphic EQ (custom) [x2]
Mesa Boogie Amp Switcher
Rocktron/Bradshaw Switcher RSB 12R with Remote Pedal
Mesa Boogie Strategy 400 Power Amplifiers [x2]
Mesa Boogie 4 x 12, with Vintage 30 Speakers
Wizard 4 x 12, with 25-watt Greenbacks
MXR Phase 100
Cry Baby Wah-Wah
Digitech Whammy Pedal
Brown Source Distortion
ElectroHarmonix Bass Synthesizer
Strings and Picks:
Ernie Ball Regular Slinky (.010-.046)
Dunlop Custom Nylon
"Metallica is not just heavy metal, not just ballads, not just this or that. We can do whatever the fuck we want."
"It's all fun and games 'til someone looses an eye, then it's just fun ya can't see."
There's a lot of love in this room and I don't like it!"
"If you came for spandex, eye make-up and the words "ooh baby" in every song, you're at the wrong fucking show"
"We like to set off bombs."
"Authority pisses me off. I think everyone should be able to drink and get loud whenever they want."
"There is something powerful in Metallica, a will, a drive."
"Look at his pants. He's either in a gang or a plumber."
"My vocals are bad, I can't sing, hey man, I wouldn't ask you to do a drum roll if your arm was falling off."
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