Todd Recca was born in New Jersey and attended school in California before moving to Tucson 15 years ago. Recca has DJ'd at area gentlemen's show clubs, including TD's, Curves Cabaret and Tens. He is the lead guitarist for Cold Bastard Pie, a local rock 'n' roll band that has opened for Ted Nugent, L.A. Guns, Guns N' Roses, Gilby Clarke and Quiet Riot. Look for Cold Bastard Pie's new self-titled album at the 17th Street Market or online at www.myspace.com/coldbastardpie.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
The Clash at San Francisco Civic Center in 1984.
What are you listening to these days?
Here Come the Mummies, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cold Bastard Pie.
What was the first album you owned?
Black Sabbath, We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?
Certain songs should never be covered, but they are ... and badly.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
So many: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alice in Chains (with Layne Staley), The Ramones ... .
Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
The Beach Boys.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Ray Charles, "Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)."
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Frank Zappa, for showing us what you could do with music.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction.