Warren DeMartini’s birthday
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Warren Justin DeMartini (born April 10, 1963), nicknamed Torch, is the #lead #guitarist for the #glam #metal #band Ratt a popular American band during the mid-to-late 1980s Los Angeles glam metal scene.
DeMartini replaced Jake E. Lee in the band in December 1981, who would eventually be hired by Ozzy Osbourne. DeMartini was at one point the roommate of Lee, and each greatly influenced the other’s styles.
DeMartini’s lead guitar became one of Ratt’s most recognizable aspects, and he would co-write several of the band’s best known songs, including “Round and Round”, “Lay It Down”, “Dance”, and “Way Cool Jr.”. Ratt would ultimately become one of the top-selling and most popular glam metal acts of the decade, issuing four consecutive platinum albums and one EP in the 1980s before disbanding in February 1992.