Dan Monaghan (Billy Gibbons) has been immersed in music all his life, his mother teaching him music as she taught him the alphabet. He started playing piano at the age of 7, picked up the trombone, trumpet and flute a few years later, then diving into guitar at 12. John Roche (Dusty Hill) started his music at the age of 13 with drum lessons at a local music store in North Jersey. He soon moved on the guitar and bass. It was something about those low notes and keeping the groove that clicked for him. Ed Koop (Frank Beard) began his musical journey in junior high school at 13 with the trumpet and violin. Ed soon found out the playing drums was his passion and never looked back.