Metal Mike Chlasciak

Mike was born in Warsaw, Poland during the Cold War where he lived until his family moved to New Jersey, USA, in 1984. I was 14 and I had no idea how to speak English. I basically learned by reading the TV Guide! Mike recalls. Inspired by Randy Rhoads and Yngwie Malmsteen, he started playing guitar and got his first big break in the late 90s when he got a gig with Judas Priest`s legendary singer, Rob Halford. He also has a solo band, Painmuseum, and has frequently toured with Sebastian Bach. Metal Mike also writes a popular instructional column for Guitar World and has released several instructional books and DVDS.