(March 26, 1968- )
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Last name pronounced (ee-ha)
Guitarist for The Smashing Pumpkins (1988-2000), A Perfect Circle (2003-2004, 2010- ) and Tinted Windows (2009- )
Released the solo album 'Let It Come Down' (1998)
Co-owner of the independent record label Scratchie Records
Produced and remixed songs for Midnight Movies, Marilyn Manson, Isobel Campbell and Michael Stipe
Involved with the 'Vapor' clothing label in Japan
Second generation Japanese-American
Why he might be annoying
He had a feminine hairstyle with skunk stripes.
He called Elk Grove Village, Illinois a 'boring, middle class suburb of Chicago.'
He and bassist D'arcy Wretzky broke up at the time they were lovers during a tour.
He left Loyola University Chicago before getting a degree in fine arts.
Billy Corgan said of him, 'Ten fucking years I've known this guy, and I just want to drop kick his head.'
He turned down on reuniting with Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin as they brought back the name 'Smashing Pumpkins.'
Why he might not be annoying
He has a brother with a mental disability.
His trademark is his V Neck Guitar.
He is involved in several projects with his close friends.
He first met Corgan at a used records store.
He once said, 'Well, I always hope that I'm a role model.'
Credit: Neo NX2004
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For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 83 Votes: 55.42% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
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