Bad Wolves’ Chris Cain: The Ted Nugent Riff That Changed His Life
In our latest edition of Gear Factor, The Music Experience's Squiggy snagged a few minutes with Bad Wolves guitarist Chris Cain, who spoke about the riff that got him to pick up the guitar and expressed his love for being associated with PRS guitars.
Cain says he was 11 when he first got the fever to play guitar and he owes it to his dad for introducing him to his first guitar love. While KISS was headlining the show he went to see, it wasn't Paul, Gene or any of the KISS crew that grabbed his attention. Rather, it was the support act that first turned his head.
"Ted Nugent was opening and when I heard the 'Cat Scratch Fever' riff and I saw him playing it, it was like, 'I've got to play guitar now.' It was music to my ears obviously, but that riff just stood out. I wanted to learn how to play it and like two days later I started taking lessons and I just didn't stop after that."
Cain started on an Epiphone SG, but has since graduated to the guitar that he truly loves -- PRS. "It is the best guitar company," says Cain. "It's the best guitar I've ever played hands down and I've played everything -- Gibson, Ibanez, ESP -- and I couldn't be happier being with Paul Reed Smith. When you pick it up, it's like butter. It's great."
The Bad Wolves guitarist and Squiggy were later joined by an "aggressive autograph seeker," aka Sirius XM host Jose Mangin, who stopped in to congratulate Bad Wolves on their success. "It's exciting to see guys who've been doing metal so long get noticed and break through. That's a big deal," said Mangin.
Learn more about PRS guitars here, catch Chris Cain and his Bad Wolves bandmates on tour at these stops. Watch Squiggy's full Gear Factor chat with Chris Cain in the player above. And read more about Squiggy's Music Experience here.
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