Michael “Whip” Wilton


Michael F. Wilton also known as The Whip, for how fast his fingers “whip” around the guitar fretboard. He is an American guitarist for the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, which he co-founded in 1982. In 2002, Wilton started a side-band with former Alice N’ Chains guitarist and My Sister’s Machine vocalist Nick Pollock, called Soulbender. In 2010, Wilton released the single “Coming for You” with his hard rock project Wratchet Head. This was intended for those Queensrÿche fans, “whose ears have longed to once again be filled with the classic, melodic and sometimes haunting sounds of ‘the earlier years'”. In 2012, he continued making music with Wratchet Head. Check out www.michaelwilton.com