DOB: May 5
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Weight: 180 lbs.
Siblings: 2 Brothers, 1 Sister
First Band: Eidolon
Other Bands: Megadeth!
1. Rush - Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures.
2. Max Webster - A Million Vacations, Universal Juveniles.
3. Black Sabbath - Sabotage, Mob Rules.
4. Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy, Casino.
5. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith, Screaming for Vengeance.
Movie: Halloween, The Omen, The Exorcist, Carrie.
Meal/Food: Chinese, Sushi.
Book: Ghost Rider - Neil Peart
Historical Figure: Tim Horton
Megadeth solo: Anything by Chris Poland, Glen Drover.
Venue: Montreal Forum (now the Bell Centre), Yankee Stadium.
TV shows: NFL Monday Night Countdown, 30 Rock, American Horror story, That Metal Show.
Hobbies: Golf, watching NFL football.
Cliché: Be careful what you wish for.
Guitar: Charvel Model 5
Album cover from a band: Spinal Tap - Smell the Glove.
Season: Winter (The most Metal season)
Piece of technology: Laptop
Vacation spot: Bahamas
Websites: youtube.com Christmas/holiday song: "Heavy Christmas" by 220 Volt, any Holiday tune sung by Frank Sinatra.
Song from "Super Collider": "Built For War" and "Kingmaker"
Most memorable concert: Rush - Moving Pictures tour - Montreal, 1981.
What do you like to do to relax while touring: Watch movies, read, listen to music, torture Willie Gee.
Occupation if not a musician: Javelin catcher.
Musical Influences: Rush, Max Webster, Al Di Meola, Jean Luc Ponty.
First concert ever seen: Rush - Moving Pictures tour, 1981.
Fondest memory: Beating my brother Brain at Golf while shooting 79!!! Haven't done that since-I'm lucky if I break 90 now.
Advice to other bands/musicians: Persistence can indeed pay off, but have a backup plan. Go to College and get a degree.
Most memorable tour story/experience: All The Big 4 shows were a great experience for me, though there are countless other great memories as well.
Most important life lesson: You see the same people on the way up as you do on the way down. Act accordingly.
Who would you want to play you in a movie? Jack Nicholson in "The Shining"
Morning person or night owl? Morning person.
Where/when would you go in a time machine? Back to 1984-1989 and stay there forever.
Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? I wasn't aware that he was dead. I see him onstage every night.
What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? My Golf clubs, my family and an 8-Track player.
What is the last book you read? "The Outsider" by Jimmy Connors-My favorite tennis player and a fantastic read.
What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? My Laptop.
What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? The creative process of writing a new song is the most fun for me, though I like all of the recording process.
- DDRUM Dios M 100% North American all Maple shells
- Sabian Cymbals
- 13" Fusion Hi-Hats
- 16" Rock Crash HH
- 16" Medium Thin Crash HH
- 18" Stage Crash HHX
- 18" Rock Crash HH
- 19" Rock Crash HH
- 20" Chinese AA
- 20" Chinese HHX
- 22" AA Metal X Ride
- Gibraltar Hardware
- Rack/Riser: Custom built by Ferguson Fabrication Inc.