Sin City Presents Magazine February 2017 Volume 4 Issue 2 - Page 44

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Every once in a while we’re out making our rounds sharing some love for all our local favorites we see a someone we haven’t gotten the chance to meet yet that stands out on the stage and that’s exactly how we found this month’s Sin City Shredder Eden Stollman. We first met Eden at the debut show for Carol-lyn Liddle’s “Herstory of Rock” trading leads with Patrick Puffer in the Chrome Showroom at the Santa Fe in July last year and have been following him since.

Born and raised in Motown, Eden has been playing guitar and singing in bands since age 16. He cut his musical teeth in grade school on the clarinet, but ultimately found influences such as Tony Iommi, Alex Lifeson, Dick Wagner, and Glen Buxton more suitably inspiring than Benny Goodman. As a result, the balance of his teens were spent logging his share of "garage time" with various local bands. Soon after, Eden was a working musician, "fronting", and playing lead guitar for some of Detroit's biggest drawing club acts.

We managed to pin Eden down for a few questions to dig a little deeper and get to know more about him.

What’s up Eden! Thank you for taking a few minutes with us. So the name Eden is a very rare name, what is the story behind your name?

I get asked all the time if Eden is my real or made up stage name. It's on the birth certificate. My parents liked biblical names. My sisters have them too.

I’m diggin’ it… the name Eden means delight or pleasure so it’s fitting

What was the first guitar you ever owned?

My first guitar was a Gibson Melody Maker II. I spent a summer as a teenager slinging ice cream to pay for it. I just had it worked on by Ryan Puskarich (http://www.rpguitarist.com/guitar-repairs.html) to get it playable again. I haven't used it much in recent years. It's ready to rock now.