Greg Howe started playing the guitar at the age of 10 and by his middle teens, after discovering Van Halen, became obsessed with the guitar. By his late teens he had already begun playing in clubs with his rock band, which featured his brother Al on lead vocals. Over the course of the next few years Greg continued to hone his guitar skills while playing and performing a repertoire of mostly cover tunes for audiences in clubs throughout the North East with his rock band. In 1988 Shrapnel Records owner and renowned guitar connoisseur Mike Varney asked Howe to record an album for his label, after hearing a demo that Greg had sent him with the hopes of being featured in Varney’s Spotlight column for Guitar Player magazine. That album, simply entitled “Greg Howe”, featured then David Lee Roth’s bassist Billy Sheehan and renowned drummer Atma Anur. In 1996, he replaced Jennifer Batten as lead guitarist during the Asian and European legs of Michael Jackson’s HIStory World Tour. The following two years saw Howe recruited as lead guitarist for boy band NSYNC during two tours of the United States. In 2008 Greg Howe released “Sound Proof”, which has been arguably reviewed as one of Howe’s best albums. In October 2012, Howe announced his new rock band “Maragold” whom released their self-debut album on April 23, 2013. In a 2015 article by Guitar World Magazine, Howe was ranked 10th in the Top 10 Pick Squealers of All Time.