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Mark Reale

United States

Mark Reale (June 7, 1955 – January 25, 2012) was an American heavy metal guitarist best known for being the only constant original member in the band Riot.

Mark was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1955. He grew up listening to The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Ritchie Blackmore and lists George Harrison as one of his greatest influences. After attending concerts by Ronnie Montrose, Rick Derringer and Edgar Winter he decided to become a rock guitarist, forming the band Riot in 1975 who are still active today.

Mark Reale has been the principal songwriter and main creative force behind Riot starting with the band's 1977 debut album Rock City

In 1998, Reale co-founded the group Westworld with vocalist Tony Harnell of TNT fame. Westworld released three studio albums and one live disc between 1999 and 2002.


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