He is married to Sandy Alouete, an executive at VH1 and they have a child named Romy.
Preslar also won the Grammy Law Initiative Writing Prize in 2007 with an article about the RIAA vs. XM Satellite Radio.
His guitar playing is known to consist of full six string barre chords and be able to keep up speed while not sacrificing accuracy. Ian Mackaye has stated "Lyle Preslar, the guitar player, I mean he's one of the most unsung guitar players. He's playing full, six-string-position barre chords at that speed-- that's just insane. His accuracy and his rhythms are so incredible."