Welcome back to our GEAR NERD series where we chat to our musicians about their craft. Past Gear Nerds have seen us chat to the likes of Gene Simmons (of Kiss), Willie Adler (of Lamb Of God) and Daniel Adair (of Nickelback), to name but a few. You can catch up on any you have missed HERE.
In this latest session, we had a chat with the guitarist Warren DeMartini from LA rock legends RATT, who recently released their brand new album Infestation. You can check out what he had to say below…
Roadrunner UK: How old were you when you first started playing guitar?
Warren DeMartini: I was probably 8 or 9 when I first tried to play guitar, but that didn’t work out. I was probably around 14 or 15 when I picked it up and really got it.
RR UK: Was that your first instrument?
WDeM: My first instrument was cello. There was a programme at my grade school in Chicago where you could play snare drum, cello or trumpet. I wanted to play drum, but my mum’s favourite of the three was cello – she said if she was going to let me do it, it had to be something she would like listening to me practice!