Tony Artino has been playing guitar for 39 years and performing live for 35. Early in his career, Tony was one of the most talented shredders to come out of Cleveland when he left for Chicago to pursue recording and performing in the 1980s. As lead guitarist and songwriter for Defcon, Tony toured with well-known bands such as Stryper, Joe Walsh and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. In his recording career, Tony has worked with members of Whitesnake, Survivor, The Outlaws, Damn Yankees and Bon Jovi, just to name a few. He has performed on recordings with Cherie Currie of The Runaways, Eddie Money, Rita Coolidge and others. Tony remains active in music in the Cleveland area where he resides with his wife and children, and his experience and passion for guitar have been instrumental in helping to perfect ROCK HARD Picks.