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John Myung

John Myung (Voz)

John Myung was born on January 24, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Long Island, New York, with his family when he was a young boy. John says that his mother always listened to classical music and so at age 5 he began violin lessons.

When John was 15 his next door neighbor approached him to play bass for his band, assuming that since it had four strings like a violin he could learn it easily. Although it turned out to be a totally different instrument, John took to bass very quickly and has never picked up a violin since.

John's main influences include Chris Squire, Steve Harris and Geddy Lee and their respective bands Yes, Iron Maiden and Rush. He also listens to bands like Jane's Addiction, King's X and The Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as classical and blues.

John is the only band member still living on Long Island, together with his wife Lisa. When not on the road, John likes to go fishing, exercise and read.