Interviewer: When did you begin playing guitar ?
Ross: When I was 13
Interviewer: Why did you start ?
Ross: 'Cause there was nothing else to do !
Interviewer: First type of guitar ?
Ross: Gibson SG
Interviewer: MUSICAL TRAINING ?
Ross: Piano and violin
Interviewer: Early Influences ?
Ross: Cream, Black Sabbath, Mountain, The Yardbirds, The Bluesbreakers and BB King
Interviewer: First public performance ?
Ross: At a school when I was 13
Interviewer: First appearance on record ?
Ross: The Dictators " Go Girl Crazy " LP
Interviewer: Recording Bands ?
Ross: The Dictators, Shakin' Street and Manowar
Interviewer: Other vinyl appearances ?
Ross: I've worked with various people around New York and I was even on a disco session with an artist from Mexico once !
Interviewer: Equipment ( Live ) ?
Ross: Marshall 100 watt amps, Gibson Les Paul's and SG's and Stratocasters. I don't use any effects.
Interviewer: Studio equipment ?
Ross: It tends to vary depending on the sound I want - generally the sound I'm after is KILL !
Interviewer: Number of guitars owned ?
Interviewer: Most memorable solo on record ?
Ross: 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 !
Interviewer: Other guitarists you admire ?
Ross: Tony Iommi, Eddie Van halen in the beginning and early Buck Dharma.