em­pow­eRED Tirso Ripoll

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Gui­tars, cigars, and fam­ily rock his world

This is what it’s all about: Above, from left, Daniel, Ka­t­rina (with lit­tle Adrián), Max, my­self, and To­toro the stuffed toy,

Christ­mas 2012 FC Barcelona: best foot­ball team in the

world!

At Rock Lo­cal, SM Mall of Asia Arena, 2012: Rockin’ out with Ra­zor­back keeps me sane.

(Photo by Cris Pan­gan)

This Gib­son Fly­ing V (above) is the one I used on our first al­bum. I’ve had it for over 20 years. It’s been through hell and high water with me and still plays like a dream. By the way, my ring was cus­tom­made by 13Lucky Mon­key, Filipino ar­ti­sans spe­cial­iz­ing in biker jew­elry. They are

amaz­ing. (Photo by Dye Si­son)

A mug of cof­fee and my fa­vorite ci­gar (An­to­nio Gimenez Ro­busto) are a great way to start a day.

From the back cover of our 2003 al­bum

Band of brothers: On stage with the

fine gents of Ra­zor­back

Tabaquiera trio: With my fa­ther, Gabriel Jr. (left)

and brother Ro­man (cen­ter)

Travel makes you a bet­ter per­son: Be­low, my wife, Ka­t­rina, and I in Barcelona a few years ago. An amaz­ing city,

I can­not wait to go back.

My fa­vorite book

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