b. 29 Sept 1948, Tampa, Florida, USA. Guitarist Pinera initial achieved reputation as an associate from the Miami-based Blues Picture. In 1970 he changed Erik Braunn within the after that well-known Iron Butterfly, adding to Metamorphosis (1970) before departing for the ill-fated Mom’s Dairy. In 1972 Pinera surfaced in Ramatam, which also highlighted previous Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell, before switching to the brand new Cactus Music group in 1973. This itinerant musician after that formed Thee Picture, a promising device which finished two albums, before he embarked on a profitable career being a program musician. Pinera was business lead guitarist with Alice Cooper from 1979-82 his function appearing on Particular Makes (1981) and Zipper Catches Epidermis (1982). He also released two low-key albums in his very own correct. Pinera spent the very best area of the following two decades employed in the video format, assembling an enormous collection of shows by classic rock and roll performers. He instigated the Iron Butterfly reunion of the first 90s and released a fresh solo record in 1996. He also founded the Basic Rock and roll All-Stars, a nostalgia-driven live appeal that has performed to large viewers throughout America.