BIOGRAPHY – Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

Thomas Edward Yorke was born in Wellingborough Northamptonshire in 1968. He was born with a paralysed left eye and had eye operations at an early age, which left his left eyelid permanently drooped. Because of this, he was a target for early school bullying, made worse because he attended a number of different schools as … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Tom Morello

Thomas Baptiste Morello or Tom Morello, as he is more commonly known, is an American guitarist who has been part of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman, an acoustic solo act, and Street Sweeper Social Club, his current band. He has also co-founded the non-profit political group Axis of Justice with Serj Tankian of … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – The Edge

The Edge

David Howell Evans, better known as The Edge, was born in Barking Essex in 1961. His parents were both Welsh and the family moved to Dublin when he was just one year old. He learned to play the guitar and piano at a young age, often playing with his elder brother Dik Evans. While attending … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift was born December 13th 1989 and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. She is a Country Pop singer/songwriter, Musician, and Actress. At the age of 10 Swift was shown how to play three chords by a computer repair man; which inspired her to learn guitar. At the age of 11 she wrote her first song … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Steve Wariner

Steve Wariner

Steve Wariner was born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville Indiana. One of country music’s most versatile performers, Wariner grew up in suburban Indianapolis listening to the Beatles on the radio, as well as Chet Atkins and George Jones; the artists his father listened to most frequently. He started playing music in his dad’s band and … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Synster Gates

Synster Gates is the lead guitarist of hardcore metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Real name Brian Elwin Haner Jr., he was born in July 1981 in Huntington Beach California. He taught himself to play the guitar and his father, Brian Elwin Haner a songwriter and guitarist himself, probably had some input in Synster Gate’s early musical … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Stone Gossard

Stone Gossard

Stone Gossard is the rhythm guitarist and a founder member of iconic grunge band Pearl Jam. He was born in Seattle in 1966. Stone is his real name and he also has two sisters named Shelley and Star (Stone, Shelley and Star – you couldn’t make it up!!). He learned guitar while he was still … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Sully Erna

Sully Erna

Sully Erna is best known as the founder member, front man and creative force behind American hard rock band Godsmack and he has also produced solo work. Sully Erna, full name Salvatore Paul “Sully” Erna was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1968. He is of Italian ancestry and his family were musical. His grandfather was … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Steve Vai

Steve Vai

Steve Vai is a guitar virtuoso with a complex and distinctive playing style. He is best known as a solo performer but has worked with countless other musicians including Whitesnake, Public Image Ltd, Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth and Frank Zappa. Steve Vai was born in New York in 1960 as Steven Siro Vai and … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Steve Howe

Steve Howe

Steve Howe is best known as the guitarist in Progressive rock band Yes. He has also produced solo work and is a founder member of the band Asia. Steve Howe was born in North London in 1947 and first started playing guitar aged 12. He joined his first band, The Syndicats in 1963 and the band … Read more