Christian Martucci

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Christian Martucci
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Christian Martucci performing live with Stone Sour in 2018.
Background information
Birth nameChristian Anthony Martucci
Born (1977-06-05) June 5, 1977 (age 42)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1995–present
Associated acts

Christian Martucci (born June 5, 1977) is an American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. As of 2015, he is the lead guitar player for the American hard rock band Stone Sour and from January 1, 2019 Black Star Riders. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a founding member of Thousand Watt Stare, Black President,[1] the Strychnine Babies and the Chelsea Smiles.

He was Dee Dee Ramone's guitarist from late 1999 to 2002 and appeared as "Chris the Creep" in Ramones's last book, Legend of a Rock Star, A Memoir: The Last Testament of Dee Dee Ramone. In recent years, he has become more known for performances with (Slipknot and Stone Sour) frontman Corey Taylor and as a touring guitarist for Stone Sour. In 2015, he became the replacement for Stone Sour's guitarist Jim Root. On 17 September 2018, it was announced he would replace Damon Johnson as lead guitarist in Black Star Riders from January 1, 2019.[2]

Martucci currently endorses Dean Guitars, with whom he recently released a signature model based on their popular V shape, a stark change from strat style guitars he's favored previously. He also uses or has used guitars by a variety of other brands including Gibson, Gretsch and Charvel (with whom he was endorsed previously). He also uses Dimarzio pickups, Marshall amps and D'Addario strings.




  1. ^ Pfeiffer, John (15 April 2009). "Shoreworld: Deena Shoshkes, Black President and Bouncing Souls". The Aquarian Weekly. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  2. ^ "STONE SOUR: Guitarist CHRISTIAN MARTUCCI Is 'Permanent Replacement' For JIM ROOT". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 20 March 2015.

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