August 21, 1985 (37)
Jake Pitts is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of rock band Black Veil Brides. Other bandmates include Jinxx, Andy Biersack, drummer Christian “CC” Coma and bassist Lonny Eagleton.. He received his first guitar when he was 10 years old, but he put it away and did not play it again until he was 13. From his Mother, Carolyn, he learned music and harmony theory, who was a classical pianist and composer. Pitts is also influenced musically by rock and heavy metal artists such as Van Halen, Scorpions, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Randy Rhoads, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Armored Saint, Dio. Before joining Black Veil Brides in 2010 Jake played lead guitar in the bands the Perfect Victim and 80 Proof Riot. He is certified recording engineer and went to Los Angeles Recording School in 2006. Pitts co-produced the fourth Black Veil Brides record with John Feldmann.