My biography is a story of a half-fulfilled schoolboy dream and a story of a man living in two different worlds.
Born and raised behind the iron curtain in a communist country I embraced rock-n-roll as a symbol of freedom and revolt against the regime. It was much more for us than only an entertainment or media business at that time. I decided to be a rock guitar player like my heroes Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Scott Gorham and others even though I knew (or better I thought) that there was no way out anyway. At that time in that small country there was no chance of being a rock musician and living a dignified family life at the same time. So I have got my daily job and left the music to be the parallel world for me.
With the velvet revolution in 1989 a part of my dream came true. Suddenly rock music was everywhere around and my country has become a standard european state with all political, economical freedom, and personal liberty. However rock lost the strong political sense and has become a merchandise. Due to my top management positions in multi-national corporations I could afford to put together a nice collection of guitars and amps I used to dream of in my teenage years. I had a chance to see all my idols such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Vinnie Moore, Eddie Van Halen, Tony Mac Alpine and many others. I have had a lot of fun on tours and in the studio with various bands and artists I was making records with during the years. However I´m still waiting for the BIG guitar job to come. Maybe I will take this desire to the grave with me one day… but it was worth learning how to play guitar anyway…
INTERVIEW The Guitar Hero Series: Mike Poss | 08/02/2009, jemsite.com