Born: May 14, 1966

Mike got into music at a young age. He did not start out
playing the bass, though. He first played the guitar.
He plays the bass now because, simply, the band he was
in needed a bassist. (He still plays a little guitar, though.)

With an associate's degree in music for saxophone and the
keyboard, Mike is well equipped with musical knowledge.

One day, Mike heard that Ozzy Osbourne needed a new
bassist. He was one of the over 50 other players to show
up at "Joe's Garage". (Frank Zappa's place located in
Los Angeles) Although he convinced himself he would
not get the part, a few weeks later he got accepted.

He joined the band to help them finish a tour after Mike
Starr left. He soon became a permanent member of the band.

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