West Arkeen

Born: June 18, 1960
Neuilly Sur Seine, France
Died: May 30, 1997

West grew up in San Diego, Ca. His love for music began at the age of 14 when he started playing guitar. He was self-taught except for a single guitar lesson. He spent hundreds of hours practicing with a metronome in the family room of our house. He moved to L.A. at the age of 21. After several years of struggling to make it in the music industry, he had befriended a group of guys, later to be known as Guns 'N Roses. They produced his first song to make it on an album: "It's so easy" was on GNR's Appetite for Destruction. After that the songs just flowed. He formed The Outpatience in 1995 and released their one and only album in 1996. Six months later, West died from a drug overdose.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Songwriter Guitar

Hard Rock

West Arkeen Has Worked With:
Del James Izzy Stradlin Slash Axl Rose

West Arkeen Was Influenced By:
Jimi Hendrix John Lennon Ted Nugent
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"Anybody that sits on top of his palace after they've worked all their life to get it and says it's lonely at the top, it's just miserable, they're full of it. It's the best."

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