Mike's Guitar Pick Collection!!

My twenty one-year-old daughter, Diana, and my seventeen-year-old son, Mike, rock. When Diana was in 1st grade, she commented that my drumstick collecting seemed to be a lot of fun and that she wanted to collect “something.” We crawled on our hands and knees, flashlights in hand, through my dark, dusty attic and located the box we were searching for. It had 5 guitar picks I caught in 1977. That started her guitar pick collection. I started trying to grab picks for her at shows I attend. She even CAUGHT one herself at an outdoors concert. These days, college and her love of literature, theater, cinema, and international travel have put rock and roll on the back burner. Diana has given her collection of more than 800 guitar picks to her brother. Mike is a chip off the old block. He’s always looking to attend rock concerts with his Dad or with his friends. Blink-182 is his favorite band. Mike crashed with me into the front row at a Stone Temple Pilots show and CAUGHT  two guitar picks from bass guitarist Robert Deleo. Check out Mike’s list of guitarists in his pick collection!! Any guitarists who are reading this who aren't in Mike’s collection, what are you waiting for? Send me an e-mail, and Mike will send you a self-addressed stamped envelope for one or two of your picks.

George Adamz Me With Creeps
Slick Aguilar Jefferson Starship
Carl Albert Vicious Rumors
Doug Aldrich Whitesnake
Keith Alexander S.M.F.
Joey Allen Warrant
Yves Altana Bird
Carlos Alomar David Bowie Band
Dave Amato R.E.O. Speedwagon
Eric "Roscoe" Ambel Steve Earle and The Dukes
David Anderson Brother Cane
Tommy Anton Jon Caspi Band
Daniel Ash Bauhaus
John Ashton Psychedelic Furs
Jim Arnold Dream Or Nightmare
Travis Arnold Strangleweed
Jim Babjak The Smithereens
Pat Badger Extreme
Rob Barth T.V. Toy
Zoltan Bathory Five Finger Death Punch
Nuno Bettencourt Extreme
Tommy Black ScottWeiland Band
Joe Bonamassa Black Country Communion
Dean Back Theory of a Deadman
Jimmy Bain DIO
Bryan Bassett Foghat
Michael Angelo Batio Nitro
Reb Beach Winger
Adrian Belew King Crimson
George Bellas Moogway
Frank Bello Helmet
Robert Berry Greg Kihn Band
Paul Bielatowicz Carl Palmer Band
Caleb Bingham Ascension
Brad Birkedahl The Dempseys
Stacy Blades L.A. Guns
Steve Blaze Lillian Axe
Johan Blomquist Backyard Babies
Rachel Bolan Skid Row
Zach Bolling Kaliedo
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi
Nicke Borg Backyard Babies
Joe Bouchard Blue Oyster Cult
Bruce Bouillet Racer X
Vito Bratta White Lion
David Brenner Theory of a Deadman
Mark Briody Jag Panzer
Jonathan Brightman Buckcherry
Eric Brittingham Cinderella
Rex Brown Pantera
Jeff Brown SWEET
Gerry Buckley America
Phil Buckman Filter
Dewey Bunnell America
Bobby Burns Soulfly
Donny Buttaccio High Voltage
Ricky Byrd Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Chris Cafferty Savatage
Greg Camp Smashmouth
Andrew Campagna The Tumbleweeds
John Carlini John Carlini Quartet
Jon Caspi Jon Caspi Band
Tony Castell Krokus
Dan Castiel Rattlesnake Canyon
Max Cavalera Soulfly
Tom Cavanagh Garlic
Carlos Cavazo Hollywood All-Starz
Mick Cervino Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force
Lenny Cerzosie Le Projet
Chris Chaney Jane's Addiction
Pam Cheaterson Cheap Chick
Phil Chen Riders On The Storm
Billy Childs Britny Fox
Metal Mike Chlasciak PainmuseuM
Garrick Chow The Jellybricks
Cheetah Chrome The Dead Boys
Gilby Clarke Guns 'N Roses
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic
Karl Cochran Joe Lynn Turner Band
Steve Conley F5
Tyler Connolly Theory of a Deadman
Bryce Connor The Jellybricks
Steve Conte New York Dolls
Peter Cooper NOD
  Cope Citizen Cope
John Corabi Eric Singer Project
Lanny Cordola House of Lords
Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Band
Anthony Cosmo Boston
Fran Cosmo Boston
Robert Cray Robert Cray Band
Patrick Dahlheimer Live
Kimberley Dahme Boston
Jack Daley Lenny Kravitz Band
Dizzy Dean Britny Fox
Stephen Dees Novo Combo
Mark del Castillo Del Castillo
Rick del Castillo Del Castillo
Dean Deleo Stone Temple Pilots
Robert Deleo Stone Temple Pilots
Paul De Lisle Smashmouth
Brad Delp Boston
Joey DeMaio Manowar
Larry "Bones" Dennison DIO
Alex DeRosso DOKKEN
Mike Dimkich The Cult
Matt DiRito Pop Evil
Jerry Dixon Warrant
John Doe X
Dan Donegan Disturbed
Gail Ann Dorsey David Bowie
James Doviak Johnny Marr and The Healers
  Dregen Backyard Babies
Chris Duarte Chris Duarte Group
Mike Duda W.A.S.P.
Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Band
Phil Durham Saint Peter
  East Bay Ray Dead Kennedys
Dave Ellefson F5
P.J. Farley Trixter
Dominique Favez Krokus
Nicole Fiorentino Smashing Pumpkins
Robin Finch Nine Inch Nails
Roger Fisher Roger Fisher Band
Lysa Flores Stay At Home Bomb
Anthony Focx Beautiful Creatures
Lita Ford The Runaways
Bruce Foster Shark Attack
Oz Fox Stryper
Pete Freezin' Alice Cooper Band
Ace Frehley KISS
J.J. French Twisted Sister
Jack Frost Seven Witches
Tracy G DIO
Reeves Gabrels Tin Machine
Chuck Garric Alice Cooper Band
Neil Geraldo Pat Benatar Band
Sean Giblin Spin Doctors
Michael Gilbert Flotsam and Jetsam
Paul Gilbert Racer X
Gregg Gill Distant Thunder
Tom Gimbel Foreigner
Frank Giokas Unsound
Tommy Girvin Eddie Money Band
Jimmy Gnecco OURS
Craig Goldy DIO
Guthrie Govan ASIA
Randy Gregg Thin Lizzy
Dave Gregory X.T.C.
Kevin Griffin Better Than Ezra
Mike Grimmit Rockets To Ruin
Scott Gross From Autumn To Ashes
Alex Grossi Bang Tango
Buddy Guy Buddy Guy Band
Sammy Hagar Van Halen
Lzzy Hale Halestorm
Darryl Hall Hall and Oates
Eric Halpern Distant Thunder
Greg Hammettson Beatallica
Frank Hannon Tesla
Neale Haywood Lindsey Buckingham Band
Chris Henderson 3 Doors Down
Andy Hilfiger The X Brothers
Scotti Hill Skid Row
Gary Hoey Heavy Bones
Jason Hook Hilary Duff Band
Duane Horne Christine Martucci Band
Joe Hottinger Halestorm
Charlie Huhn Foghat
Mattias Jabs The Scorpions
Eddie Jackson Queensryche
Dave James The Lords of Altamont
Wayne Jarger Four Guys From Work
Stephen Jenkins Third Eye Blind
Garland Jeffreys Garland Jeffreys/Coney Island Playboys
Joan Jett Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Damon Johnson Alice Cooper Band
Danny Johnson Steppenwolf
Vic Johnson Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas
Laurie Jones Laurie Jones Band
Mick Jones Foreigner
Rev Jones Kottak
Scott Jordan The Trio Project
  Junior Junior Senior
Peter Karp Peter Karp and The Roadshow
Tom Keeley Thursday
Mike Keller Letters from the Fire
Keri Kelli L.A. Guns
Tim Kelly Slaughter
Larry Kennedy The Jellybricks
Tommy Kessler Blondie
Tommy Kiefer Cinderella
Dave Kilminster Keith Emerson Band
Larry Kirwan Black 47
Ritchie Kotzen Poison
Wayne Kramer MC5
Robbie Krieger Doors of the 21st Century
Bruce Kulick Union
Dave Kushner Suicidal Tendencies
Kenny Kweens Beautiful Creatures
Jeff Labar Cinderella
Greg Lake Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Jani Lane Warrant
Brad Lang War and Peace
Jonny Lang Jonny Lang Band
Stephen Lashley K.C. and the Sunshine Band
Ringo Larz Beatallica
Blackie Lawless W.A.S.P.
Vick Lecar Vick Lecar's Blue Moon
Chris Lee Supagroup
Will Lee Oz Noy Trio
Alvin Lee Ten Years After
Jaymz Lennfield Beatallica
Jeremy Lenzo Mayday Parade
Gerry Leonard David Bowie
Bill Leverty Firehouse
Tony Levin Tony Levin Band
Jon Levin DOKKEN
Duke Levine Mary Chapin Carpenter
Jani Liimatainen Sonata Artica
Rikki Lixx Rev Theory
Karl Logan Manowar
Dave Lon The Nixons
Ty Longley Great White
George Lynch Lynch Mob
Pawel Maciwoda The Scorpions
Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force
Gregg Martin Kentucky Headhunters
Gabe Martinez Hailstone
Christine Martucci Christine Martucci Band
Dave Mason Dave Mason Band
Tim Mauldin Pinkeye D'Gekko
Ben Mauro Britney Spears
Chris May The Queers
Brian McAlonie Made In Austria
Cliff McBurtney Beatallica
George McCorkle Renegades of Southern Rock
Corey McCormick Chris Cornell Band
Mark McGee Vicious Rumors
Mark McGrath Sugar Ray
Duff McKagen Velvet Revolver
Rickey Medlocke Lynyrd Skynyrd
Marco Mendoza Whitesanke
Dave Meniketti Y&T
Mandy Meyer Krokus
Bret Michaels Bret Michaels Band
Ronnie Montrose MONTROSE
  Moon Total Soul
Vinnie Moore U.F.O.
Billy Morris Warrant
Eric Morris Lillian Axe
Billy Morrison Billy Idol band
Steve Morse Deep Purple
Bill Mueller Flying Mueller Brothers
  Murphy Sugar Ray
Chris Murphy SLOAN
Dennis Murphy The Reveling
Jimmy Murrison Nazareth
Brent Muscat Faster Pussycat
Dave Navarro Jane's Addiction
Bill Nelson BeBop Deluxe
Chick Nielson Cheap Chick
Rick Nielson Cheap Trick
Willie Nile The Worry Dolls
Dave Novotny Saliva
Ted Nugent Ted Nugent Band
John Oates Hall and Oates
Scott O'Brien Smut Peddlers
Jon Oliva Savatage
Tim "Izo" Orindgreff School of Rock
Al Pahanish School of Rock
George Pajon Black Eyed Peas
Yannis Papadopoulos Scott Stapp band
Jon Paris Johnny Winter Band
Tommy Paris Britny Fox
Richard Patrick Filter
Michael Patrick The Suburban Hillbillies
Jeff Pevar Blue Floyd
Joe Perry Aerosmith
Mitch Perry War and Peace
Rickey Phillips STYX
Gary Pihl Boston
Jeff Pilson Foreigner
Doug Pinnick King's X
Sam Poitevent Lillian Axe
Mick Ralphs Bad Company
Richie Ranno STARZ
Randy Rawlings Sebastian Bach Band
Jimmy Recca The Pids
Rick Renstrom Leash Law
Taylor Richards Royal Bliss
Perry Richardson Firehouse
  Riggs White Zombie
Eugene Ripper Stark Naked and Fleshtones
Marc Rizzo Soulfly
Darrell Roberts W.A.S.P.
Matt Roberts 3 Doors Down
  Rodney Sugar Ray
Share Ross Bubble
  Ross The Boss The Dictators
John Roth WINGER
Ryan Roxie Roxie 77
Dave Rude Tesla
Abe Ruiz The Benjamins
Alex "El Lobo" Ruiz Del Castillo
Graham Russell Air Supply
Dave "Snake" Sabo Skid Row
  Saint Peter Black Vacancy
Stevie Salas Mick Jagger Band
Arion Salazar Third Eye Blind
Victor Samalot Rare Blend
Johnny Sambatoro Dave Mason Band
Richie Sambora Bon Jovi
Eric Sardinas Eric Sardinas Band
Will Sargent Echo and The Bunnymen
Joe Satriani Joe Satriani Band
Brett Scallions Fuel
Richie Scarlett Ace Frehley Band
Jon Schafer Iced Earth
Bobby Schayer Interpol
Timothy B. Schmit The Eagles
Tom Scholz Boston
Andy Scott SWEET
Robbie Seahag Liza Colby Sound
Art Sears Petty Tendergrass
Evan Seinfeld Biohazard
Brian Setzer Brian Setzer Orchestra
Marco Sfogli James Labrie Band
Mark Simpson Beautiful Creatures
Eric Singer Eric Singer Project
Andrew Sharpe Toy Shop
Antony Sharpe Toy Shop
Tommy Shaw STYX
Kenny Wayne Sheppard Kenny Wayne Sheppard Band
Chris Sheridan Kottak
Adny Shernoff The Dictators
Joe Sims Dream Or Nightmare
Gene Simmons KISS
Nikki Sixx Brides of Destruction
Tommy Skeotch TESLA
Alex Skolnick Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  Slash Slash's Snakepit
  Sleeves Dragpipe
Earl Slick David Bowie
Ed Sloan Crossfade
Joey Smith Silk N' Steel
Josh Smith Halestorm
Michael Kelly Smith Britny Fox
Steve Smyth Vicious Rumors
Dee Snider Twisted Sister
Bruce Somers Kidney Thieves
Mike Somerville Head East
Barry Sparks DOKKEN
Michael Spencer Flotsam and Jetsam
Bruce Springteen Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band
Joey Stampinato N.R.B.Q.
Johnny Stampinato N.R.B.Q.
Rick Steier Warrant
Jon Ster Lillian Axe
Steve Stevens Billy Idol Band
Brad Stewart Fuel
Gish Stiffness Smut Peddlers
Mike Stone Queensryche
Rob Stoner Robert Gordon w/Link Wray
Ritchie Stotts The Plasmatics
Joe Sudano Unsound
Kasim Sultan Meat Loaf
Tom Suttan Silk N' Steel
Michael Sweet Stryper
Robert Sweet Stryper
Leif Robinson Swift Supagroup
Wayne Swinny Saliva
John Sykes Thin Lizzy
Sylvain Sylvain New York Dolls
  T-Bone Hall and Oates
Ty Tabor King's X
John Taglieri TAG
Jorge Tamajon Union Hill
Chad Taylor Live
Chris Taylor Rockets To Ruin
John Taylor Duran Duran
Mick Taylor Rolling Stones
Paul Taylor WINGER
Geoff Thorpe Vicious Rumors
Brian Tichy Ball
Glenn Tilbrook Squeeze
Andy Timmons Danger Danger
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal Guns N Roses
Peter Thorn Chris Cornell Band
Pat Travers Pat Travers Band
Robin Trower Robin Trower Band
Erik Turner Warrant
Joe Lynn Turner Joe Lynn Turner Band
Chris Vachon Roomful of Blues
Steve Vai Steve Vai and The Breed
Price Vernon Kottak
Tommy Victor Prong
Elias Viljanen Sonata Artica
Vinnie Vincent Vinnie Vincent Invasion
Rob Viola Christine Martucci Band
Jon Votta Art of Anarchy
Dick Wagner Alice Cooper Band
Jim Weider The Band
Dave Weiner Steve Vai and The Breed
Leslie West Mountain
Riff West Molly Hatchet
John Wetton ASIA
Brian Wheat TESLA
Danny Wilde The Rembrandts
Phil Williams Keith Emerson Band
Michael Wilton Queensryche
Kip Winger WINGER
Johnny Winter Johnny Winter Band
Bob Wootten Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three
Zakk Wylde Black Label Society
  Yogi Chris Cornell Band
Andy York Ian Hunter Band
Dave Young Devin Townsend Project
Angus Young AC/DC
James Young STYX
David Z Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Garrett Zablocki Senses Fail
Chip Z'Nuff E'nuff Z'nuff
Eric Zimmerman Warrant
Billy Zoom X