Interview with Daron
Why did you start playing
Because my parents wouldn’t buy
me a drum set. There’s no volume knob on drums, and my parents wanted to
have a way to turn me down.
What was the first song you
“Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, but I never
learned the solo. When the solo came around, I would do my own thing. I’ve
never really sat down and tried to figure out someone else’s solo because
I don’t think a guitar solo is the most important part of a
What was your
first show like?
When I was 16 I was the lead singer in
a hard rock band. Our first date was at a little club in Los Angeles called the Night Rock Cafe. I offended a lot of the band members’ parents
at the show because I was cursing up a storm onstage.
What was your worst
We were playing in Holland not long ago, and one of my guitars stopped working in the middle of a
song. Instead of stopping the song, I threw the guitar into the audience
and danced for the rest of the song. It could’ve been a bad show, but it
turned into one of the more memorable ones.
What is your favorite
piece of musical equipment?
An Ibanez Iceman I use
onstage, or a double-neck Gibson SG I have at
If your house were on fire and you could only save one
guitar, which would it be?
That’s cruel. I’d have to
say the Ibanez.
What do you take on tour to help you
Pills. And a
thousand CDs from my collection.