Kerrang Uk 24 - 1982
ROSS THE BOSS
Interview taken by Unknown for section "guitar Heroes"
When did you begin playing guitar ?
When I was 13
Why did you start ?
'Cause there was nothing else to do!
First type of guitar?
Piano and violin
Cream, Black Sabbath, Mountain, The Yardbirds, The Bluesbreakers and BB King
First public performance?
At a school dance when I was 13
First appearance on record?
The Dictators "Go Girl Crazy " LP
The Dictators, Shakin' Street and Manowar
Other vinyl appearances?
I've worked with various people around New York and I was even on a disco session with an artist from Mexico once!
Marshall 100 watt amps, Gibson Les Paul's and SG's and Stratocasters. I don't use any effects.
It tends to vary depending on the sound I want - generally the sound I'm after is KILL
Number of guitars owned?
Most memorable solo on record?
I've got a lot of favourites : "Young Fast & Scientific" and "Disease" with the Dictators, the end of "Solid As a Rock" (Shakin' Street) and of course the Manowar stuff. "Metal Daze", "Battle Hymn" , "Dark Avenger" ... they're all classics!
Other guitarists you admire?
Tony Iommi, Eddie Van Halen in the beginning and early Buck Dharma.