Guitarist Al Pitrelli was born in September 26, 1962. He has a typical height of 5 feet 9 inches. He looks wonderful when he gives shirtless performances. He studied at the Berklee College of Music in the early 1980s. Later, Pitrelli was working as a musician during his early days. He also taught guitar lessons to his students in Manhattan. Pitrelli’s first major gig was performing with Michael Bolton, who helped him to support the single titled “Fool’s Game”.
From 1989 until 1991 Pitrelli was the guitarist of Alice Cooper. He also collaborated with the band Widowmaker for only two albums in the mid–1990s. He also played with Stephen Pearcy in a band called Vertex. Al Pitrelli also joined the band Asia on the albums Aqua (1992) and also Aria (1994). He was also featured on various New York sessions for Kathy Troccoli, Randy Coven, Taylor Dayne and Exposé. Pitrelli’s songs have been covered by Lita Ford, Y&T and Derek Sherinian.
Al then joined the band Savatage in 1995. Pitrelli played his guitar part on the albums titled Dead Winter Dead (1995), The Wake of Magellan (1997) and performed some lead parts on Poets and Madmen (2001). While he was a member of the Savatage, producer Paul O’Neill asked him if he was interested to join his Trans-Siberian Orchestra project. Pitrelli then played his role in all the albums till date.
Since their first album, Pitrelli is a definite member of the group. He is the main lead guitarist as well as the the live musical director of the group. Pitrelli’s lead roles are notable on the song “Tracers” and the instrumental titled “Toccatta – Carpimus Nocten.
“Toccatta – Carpimus Nocten. On their 2009 album Night Castle, both the musical pieces played important role in the group’s fifth rock opera.
Pitrelli also was in the band Megadeth from 2000 till 2002. In the band he was replacing Marty Friedman. Dave Mustaine the leader of Megadeth asked him to join after hearing several reviews from their drummer Jimmy Degrasso. Pitrelli joined Megadeth after an “audition” before a live crowd on January 16, 2000 in Vancouver. He was also present at the recording of a live CD/DVD Rude Awakening which was released in the year 2002. He also performed on the 2001 album titled The World Needs a Hero.
Pitrelli has also performed with his ex-wife Jane Mangini on a project O’2L that gave critical acclaim to both musicians. During the season of winter, the ex-couple toured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They also toured with TSO during the presentation of “Beethoven’s Last Night”. Pitrelli was also featured on a video game album in 1998, where he played his guitar on a theme song titled “Open Your Heart”.
Regarding Pitrelli’s personal life, he is surely not a gay as he has been married before. He was dating Jane Mangini, his girlfriend, before the pair decided to get married with each other and live as husband and wife. Later, the couple had some serious problems with each other and the couple had to go through the divorce.
The praises of Al Pitrelli can also be seen in social networking sites like instagram. His net worth is in millions of dollars. For further information about him, you can also visit several wiki sites.