Christian Martucci performing live with Stone Sour in 2018.
|Birth name||Christian Anthony Martucci|
|Born||June 5, 1977|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
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, 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.
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.
- 1996: Three Song Demo Tape - The Strychnine Babies - (Vocals, guitar)
- 1997: Six Songs for Self Destruction EP - The Strychnine Babies - (Vocals, bass)
- 1998: Kill Society/Dead Love 7" - The Strychnine Babies - (Vocals, bass)
- 1998: This is American Punk, Vol. 1 - The Strychnine Babies - (Vocals, bass)
- 2003: Toolbox Murders Soundtrack - California (Back To Hell) - Shithead - (Vocals)
- 2005: Nowhere Ride EP - The Chelsea Smiles - (Vocals, guitar)
- 2006: Annapolis Soundtrack - Nowhere Ride - The Chelsea Smiles - (Vocals, guitar)
- 2006: Flatout 2 In-Game Soundtrack - Nowhere Ride - The Chelsea Smiles - (Vocals, guitar)
- 2007: Park Soundtrack - Nowhere Ride - The Chelsea Smiles - (Vocals, guitar)
- 2008: Warped Tour 2008 Tour Compilation - Short List of Outspoken Suspects - Black President - (Vocals)
- 2008: Black President - Black President - (Vocals, guitar)
- 2010: Thousand Watt Stare EP - Thousand Watt Stare - (Vocals, guitar)
- 2011: Silver Dimes - Thousand Watt Stare - (Vocals, guitar)
- 2012: Heavy Hearts Benefit Compilation - Lights Out - Thousand Watt Stare - (Vocals, guitar)
- 2014: Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life - Rainbow in the Dark - Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher - (Rhythm Guitar)
- 2015: Fear Clinic Soundtrack - The Dark - Stone Sour - (Lead Guitar)
- 2015: Meanwhile in Burbank... - Stone Sour - (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals)
- 2015: Straight Outta Burbank... - Stone Sour - (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals)
- 2017: Hydrograd - Stone Sour - (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals)
- 2019: Get It Out - Altitudes & Attitude - (Lead Guitar)
- 2019: Negative Balance - Christian Martucci - (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar)
- 2019: Another State of Grace - Black Star Riders - (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals)
- New York Doll - (2005)
- Pfeiffer, John (15 April 2009). "Shoreworld: Deena Shoshkes, Black President and Bouncing Souls". The Aquarian Weekly. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
- "STONE SOUR: Guitarist CHRISTIAN MARTUCCI Is 'Permanent Replacement' For JIM ROOT". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- http://www.gretschguitars.com/artists/artist.php?id=530[permanent dead link]