Jake Pitts

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Jake Pitts is most known for being the lead glam metal guitarist for the rock band ‘Black Veil Brides.’ He and his wife have also created a band named ‘Aelonia.’ He first became interested in music when he was 13 years old, when he discovered the American heavy metal band Metallica. He subsequently made a concerted effort to learn rock music and how to play the guitar. He would sit for hours listening to the records of his favorite bands, such as Metallica, and attempting to learn all of the guitar methods. He became interested in shred guitar when he was 19 and wanted to learn how to become a better musician. He was so dedicated that he practiced guitar for six hours every day! His favorite guitarist is Paul Gilbert, and he tried to combine many of his methods into his own style. His mother, who taught him everything he knows about harmony and theory, is his favorite classical composer. He gives her full credit for the strength of his foundation. He now prefers metal since it is complex and technical, which he enjoys. For the past 13 years, he has been playing Schecter guitars. Jake has stopped listening to other bands since he no longer wants to be associated with them.

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Career of Jake Pitts

Jake Pitts is a qualified recording engineer who graduated from Los Angeles Recording School in 2006. Before joining Black Veil Brides in 2009, three years after the band was formed, he was the lead guitarist in the bands ‘The Perfect Victim’ and ’80 Proof Riot.’ He’d always wanted to write and produce music, and the opportunity came through his friend Jinxx, a member of the Black Veil Brides.

Jake was given the chance to create and record an album for the group. He went on tour with the band and became great friends with the members. After that, he became the band’s lead guitarist. He also started a new band with his wife named ‘Aelonia,’ in which he sings and plays guitar. He also works as a producer for other bands, such as New Years Day.

For Black Veil Brides, he has composed a few songs. He released the song ‘We Stitch These Wounds’ in 2010, followed by ‘Set the World on Fire’ in 2011. ‘We Stitch These Wounds’ reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Independent Chart and charted in the Billboard Top 40. Jake also penned the songs ‘Wretched & Divine’ and ‘Black Veil Brides’ in 2013 and 2014. ‘Alive and Burning,’ the band’s debut concert DVD, was published in July 2015.

In September 2017, Black Veil Brides will release their fifth studio album, which will be the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Black Veil Brides IV.’ On the new upcoming CD, Jake Pitts collaborated with John Feldmann.

The musician has a slew of accolades to his name. He was awarded the Kerrang! Awards in the categories of Best International Newcomer, Best Single ‘Rebel Love Song,’ and Best Live Band–Black Veil Brides for three years in a row (2011, 2012, and 2013). He also won the Revolver Golden Gods three years in a row in the categories of Best New Band, Best Guitarist, and Song of the Year (‘In The End’) in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was named Guitarist of the Year by AP Magazine in 2013.

Personal Experiences of Jake Pitts

Jacob Mark Pitts was born in Idaho, USA, on August 21, 1985, to parents Mark and Carolyn Pitts. Sarah Pitts-Lowry is his older sister. He was artistic when he was a child, and he studied art in middle and high school. He was a shy kid who didn’t have any friends at school. In school, he was constantly bullied.

His father got him an acoustic guitar when he was 10, but he didn’t play it for three years because he was uninterested. However, after discovering Metallica, he grabbed up his guitar and attempted to emulate their sound.

The band had motivated him, and he wanted to pursue music as a vocation. His mother, a classical pianist and composer, taught him music theory and harmony, which helped him understand music and prepared him to write songs the way he does now. Van Halen, Paul Gilbert, Scorpions, Buckethead, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Avenged Sevenfold, and Mötley Crüe were among the rock and heavy metal artists he followed, and they all impacted him in some manner.

His mother passed away on January 18, 2014. In her honor, Jake wrote the song ‘Carolyn,’ which is about her illness. He later stated that his mother’s death caused him to become concerned about his own health, prompting him to begin exercising and eating more healthily. With his friend Matt Yani, he has also started a fitness company called Get Mean Fitness.

On February 3, 2017, Jake married Inna Logvin Pitts. They have a clothing line called ‘Be Real & Co.’ Trixy and Ernie are their two dogs. Sushi is Jake’s favorite food. Spiders, snakes, and horses terrify him. He is also concerned about losing his loved ones.

Estimated Net Worth

Jake Pitts is one of the wealthiest guitarists and one of the most well-known guitarists. Jake Pitts net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.