Roland Grapow

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Birthdate: August 30th, 1959
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Eye color: Green/grey
Hair color: Blond
Career history: I started playing guitar with 12 and had my first gig at school. I did my first 2 records with Rampage in 1979 and 1980. I joined Helloween in 1988 and stayed for 12,5 years. In August 2001, Uli and I founded Masterplan.

Musical influences: First “Grand Funk Railroad”, Rainbow, Deep Purple, later I loved Toto, Foreigner, Kansas, Styx. In the 80’s I liked Judas Priest, Scorpions, MSG, Yngwie Malmsteen and many, many more…

First musical instrument: My father gave me an accoustic guitar, which he bought from the former GDR, when I was 11 years old.

First concert attended: Grand Funk in Hamburg 1974