Interview with guitarist Fernie Rod

Interview with guitarist Fernie Rod of Jetboy

Quick Facts:
Name:  Fernie Rod   (Fernando Rodriguez)
Birth date:  10-01   I’m 52 years young!
Place of birth: Oakland California (near San Francisco)
Favorite album of all time? Oh wow hmmm! Zeppelin Live  Song remains the same!!
What is the first CD or LP you ever bought?  Beatles -  Sgt Pepper
A guitar:  Gibson Explorer
Favorite musician:  Jimmy Page
Favorite band or group:  Rush, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith
As you describe yourself ? Happy all the time!!!

Fernie, what are your most recently completed projects and what are you currently working on?
Jetboy just played the Whiskey a go go and its was a great show!!! Writing new music right now!

When did you first start playing guitar, and which artists were your biggest influences?
When I was 13 years old and I was terrible for along time! hahaha... AC/DC Stooges, Zeppelin and Beatles are my main influences.

Has the dynamic of the band changed over the years?
Not much. It will always be Jetboy as long as Billy, Mickey and me are working together.

Up to this point in your career, what has been your most memorable moment?
Playing in Japan and playing the Day on the green in front of 65,000 people with Motley Crue!

Who is your favorite guitar player of all time?
hmmm...  Alex Lifeson

Almost everyone has a song that is special, you would like to reveal what is your song special and why?
Ali Akbar Khan   a song lullaby. I cry every time I hear it.

What is next for Jetboy, any new albums, or tours?
Well we are slowly writing song and some touring I hope in the summer of 2014

Plans for a Latin America tour?
That would be amazing but not yet. I hope too someday.

To end the interview, a phrase you want to leave ....
Long live rock and roll!!