Below is a personal and chronological history of Stony Rock, and where he is today....


Pre-Face By Joshua Simpson:


It all really started when a friend of Stony's turned him onto the album "KISS Alive!" in 1976…. Ace Frehley got him into Heavy Metal Rock 'n' Roll Lead Guitar!!!!!

But, ironically, he soon started playing the electric bass guitar (not the 6-string) that same year, at age 13, in which he bought his first axe, an Electra jazz Bass Guitar, from his long-time friend's brother for only 44 bucks!

Stony later started playing an acoustic guitar on the side, jamming with some close friends after routine surfing adventures in his native Orange County, Southern California. Although the bass was his main musical instrument back then, and Stony received great accolades for his bass playing from many fans and followers of his concerts, he really took a natural liking to the 6-string guitar….. but, it would be many years before he would truly switch over to Lead Guitar…

Stony started jamming with several other local musicians over the years to come, which he not only became long-life friends with, but, also exposed him to many of his permanent musical influences, such as:

Jimi Hendrix, Ulrich Roth / Scorpions, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, KISS, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Rick Derringer, Johnny Winter, Pat Travers, Foghat, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robin Trower, Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Rush, Van Halen, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, UFO, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Queensrÿche, Def Leppard, Dokken, Dio, Motley Crüe, Guns 'N' Roses, MSG, White Snake, Y & T, just to name a few…

And above all that, after the grandfather of it all, Jimi Hendrix, Uli Jon Roth became Stony's unwitting 'Guitar Guru', and remains his most powerful guitar influence to date. As Stony puts it:
"He totally shreds! Period."

Stony is now an accomplished musician of his own of over 23 years, playing not only Lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, but, also piano & keyboards, mandolin, and bass guitar, as well. Armed with his 2 favorite Fender Stratocaster guitars, an early Ibanez double-neck guitar (Jimmy Page replica), vintage National resonator-acoustic guitar, Gibson Sonnex guitar, Martin 12-String acoustic guitar, Fender Precision bass guitar, and an Alesis Quadrsynth Piano-Plus keyboard. His personal recording studio, SRRS, comprises of a Marshall Mosfet 100W full stack amplifier system, along with an Alesis Quadraverb GT EFX processor unit w/ Ground Control pedals, and his favorite Jim Dunlop Cry Baby wah-wah pedal.

Stony Rock is also a 2D & 3D artist, and enjoys visually expressing his imaginative thoughts and visions, through various digital mediums.

Listed below, is a chronological history of the many musical projects Stony has been involved with over the years, some his own, and others collaborations he participated in. Some of them you may recognize today, and others, you may not, but, regardless, they all played a part of where Stony Rock is today…



The following musical chronology is from Stony Rock himself…

2000 to Present…

Stony Rock -- Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, & Keyboards / Piano

Joshua Simpson -- Bass Guitar

Sidyama Ahaha -- Drums & Percussion

Ironically, I created my own musical project "Stony Rock" back in the early '80's, due to my 'earned' nickname… :)
This has now come full circle. This is the real me. My music, my art, my whole essence.....
I just want people to really get off on my jams and enjoy what I have to offer to the world..... Peace, Love, and Rock & Roll!


1999 to 2000

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1995 to 1995

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1992 to 1994

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1986 to 1992

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1984 to 1985

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1981 to 1983

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1978 to 1980

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1976 to 1977

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