Brian Monaco was raised on rock n roll. At the tender age of 9 he heard Jimmy Page's guitar solo on Whole Lotta Love and immediately 'had a conniption'. "I knew then and there that my life absolutely depended on playing the guitar.' At age 11 he went to his first guitar lesson..."my teacher took my guitar to show me how to tune it properly and he couldn't believe it when he received an electrical shock every time he touched the strings. I told him that's what's supposed to happen, man, it's an electric guitar! He informed me that I was gravely mistaken. I had played this thing every day for a year constantly getting shocked and thinking...so that's why Hendrix is so fucking good!"