The Obsessed's Scott "Wino" Weinrich: "The objective is to get my sound with just the pickups, amps, and hands. It’s always worked for me"

Scott "Wino" Weinrich
(Image credit: Brian White)

Black Sabbath are usually (and rightly) pointed to as the originators of the “stoner metal” and “doom metal” genres. But, when the original Sabbath line-up splintered right before the dawn of the ‘80s, others bravely stepped up to help fill the void – especially a gent best known simply as Wino.

Scott "Wino" Weinrich has dealt the doom for decades via a variety of bands, including Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, and, especially, The Obsessed. 

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Greg Prato

Greg is a contributing writer at Guitar World. He has written for other outlets over the years, and has been lucky to interview some of his favorite all-time guitarists and bassists: Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Adrian Belew, Andy Summers, East Bay Ray, Billy Corgan, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Mike Watt, among others (and even took lessons from John Petrucci back in the summer of ’91!). He is the author of such books as Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Shredders: The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More) and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.