aaron bruno

"It's pretty much the same guitar Spinal Tap's singer is playing," says Aaron Bruno of his favorite guitar—

a custom powder-blue Gibson SG.

Photo by Amy Lane.

AWOLNATION’s musical architect searches for riffs so good they make him cry.

Aaron Bruno's biggest fear is to lose a musical idea. The AWOLNATION frontman often finds himself having twilight battles within his psyche, as his muse often hits at inopportune moments in the middle of the night when he should be sleeping. The problem: Should he get out of bed and record the idea? Or just let it go, get some shut-eye, and hope that another good idea will come around?
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