The Warning's Dany Villarreal on songwriting with her sisters and the videogame that kickstarted her guitar journey

Dany Villarreal of The Warning performing live
(Image credit: Rudy Joffroy)

Dany Villarreal is the lead guitar powerhouse for The Warning – a Mexican rock trio that features Villarreal alongside her two sisters, drummer Paulina and bassist Alejandra. After spending much of their combined childhoods developing a love of their respective instruments through the Rock Band video game, the three siblings later honed their crafts and established The Warning in 2013.

Fast-forward to today, the Villarreal sisters have two studio LPs under their belt – XXI Century Blood (2017) and Queen of the Murder Scene (2018) – an EP titled MAYDAY (2021) and a handful of high-profile appearances supporting The Killers, Foo Fighters and Def Leppard. There’s plenty more to come, too, with The Warning also set to hit the road with Halestorm – another one of their heroes – later this summer.

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