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Interview With Reg

Q. When did you first start playing?
A. In high school. A guy named Joe Kwon showed me some Lifeson guitar riffs.

Q. What was the first band you were in?
A. I jammed with a couple of guys named Mike Plume and Jamie Chysler. I really learned how to jam with those guys.
Our band didn't really have a name and we only gigged for ourselves. I would still consider it my first band.

Q. What was first guitar?
A. I bought a Sears Silvertone off my brother for 50 bucks.

Q. What other bands were you in?
A. Only a couple. I've jammed with all kinds of guys. I just love to play.

Q. When was your first time in the studio?
A. I've done a lot of recording on 4 tracks over the years. My first time in a "professional" studio was producing my brother's CD in 1996.

Q. What did you learn from being in the studio?
A. Two things. Be prepared and the law of diminishing return applies.

Q. What was your first Dizzy Grace gig?
A. With the original band. I don't remember if it was at the Spotted Dog or the Coach (Windsor).

Q. Five things nobody knows about you?
A. Ya. Right. If you don't know your not supposed to.

Q. What's your favorite place on earth?
A. In bed with my wife.

Q. What's your favorite food?
A. Freshly caught seafood broiled over an open fire sauteed in beer and sea water.

Q. If you were stranded on a desert island what album would you bring?
A. It's very mood dependent. I guess it would either be Moving Pictures or Justice For All (the latter would probably be more fitting).

Q. What's your favorite T.V. show?
A. The Simpsons.

Q. What bands have influenced your playing?
A. There are probaly too many to mention but surely Rush, Metallica, Thorogood, Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Soundgarden...

Q. What players inspire you to play?
A. Anybody else doing anything any good.

Q. Whats your favorite movie?
A. The Road Warrior.

Q. What's your favorite book and author?
A. I've read a lot of books. I thought Heinlein was cool when I was a kid. Ayn Rand was twisted but still a great read and of course there's Asimov. Hesse is cool. Chrighton started out really great but his last couple were pretty lame (He went for the cash. Oh well, can you blame him?)

Q. What's you favorite sport?
A. Foot ball and freestyle wrestling (you know the kind they do at the Olympics, although Hulk Hogan is still my hero).

Q. What advice could you give up and coming musicians?
A. Learn your instrument and go with what sounds good.

Q. What would be your ultimate guitar setup?
A. A wall of Marshalls 100 feet long by 100 feet high in a white room with no doors and no windows and only a chair in the middle (wireless optional).

Q. What's your favorite make of guitar?
A. Gibson. No question.

Q. What's your favorite saying?
A. Smoke another one dude.