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McCready was born in Pensacola, Florida, USA, but his family moved to Seattle shortly after his birth. As a child, his parents played Hendrix and Santana, while his friends listened to KISS and Aerosmith; McCready would frequently play bongo drums. At the age of 11, McCready purchased his first guitar and began taking lessons—aiming to imitate Gene Simmons of KISS, by sticking his tongue out.

Shadow split up soon afterwards, and McCready lost interest in guitar for some time… read more

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  • Mike, on Mad Season and the recent reissue of "Above." RAAAAAAAD.
  • Happy birthday, Mike. :p
  • The Master!
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  • un capo.
  • Minor pentatonic much?
  • I learn to play guitar because of Mike McCready. Thank You Mike!
  • HAppy Birthday
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  • The solo in Alive is godlike.

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