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Gender : Male

Birthday : April 10, 1989

Occupation : Student Popacademy Rotterdam

Location : Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

School : Zadkine Popacademie (Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)

Education : In college

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Gear info
Favorite bands :
Led Zeppelin, Guns n' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Pride and Glory, Van Halen, Slash's Snakepit, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower, The Doors, Lenny Kravitz, Aerosmith, Megadeth, Tool, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Alice in Chains, Deep Purple, Down, Testament, Slayer, Motorhead, Nevermore, Racer X, The Black Crowes, and much, much more
Favorite guitarists :
Jimmy Page, Eddie van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Joe Perry, Slash, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower, Adam Jones and Paul Gilbert
Favorite books :
The Guitar Blackbook
Favorite tv :
Reno 911, Southpark, Fresh Prince of Bell-Air
Favorite movies :
Reno 911: Miami!, Flushed Away, Tarrentino-movies, Star Wars 4, 5 n' 6
About Aplanken
Hey there, my name is Arnold Planken. I'm a student of the Zadkine Popacademie Rotterdam. I'm honoured to welcome you on my myspace!

I started out with classical guitar on the age of 12. After one and a half years I totally gave up on the classical part, and bought myself an electric guitar and a 15watt amp, and just started out playing the chords i've learned from the classical lessons. The teacher at that time (Harry Pothof) told me there was a guitarteacher called Ratko Zjaca giving lessons in Schiedam, and so I attended his lessons.

That's 3 years ago now, and Ratko is still my guitarteacher. After seeing Ratko play for the first time, I totally fell in love with the guitar. I started out in my first band called 24/6, and when keyboard-player Felix Niederer joined the band, we almost directly became friends. Felix told me he also played drums, and he was looking for a guitarplayer to form a metalband with. And with my brother Luc on bass and Ashwin on vocals we formed Aggressor.

Somewh ere around november 2005 I heared there was a completely new school called the Zadkine Popacademie starting up, and that auditions were held in May, so I signed myself for those auditions, and was selected to eventually come to those auditions.

When I walked out of that audition-room, I thought I'd never made it from 160 auditions to the last 32 people that could start out on that school. At the beginning of the summer holidays I got a call that I was 1 of those 32 people!

So here I am now, student on the Zadkine Popacademie, cool you've found my myspace!

Pla yed in the following bands:
24/6 (2004 - 2006)
The End (2006 - 2007)
Queen Mary Jane (2006 - 2007)

Jos eph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat musical, Schiedam (2007)
One gig as leadguitarist for Acid Minded (2007)
played in several jambands at festivals in Schiedam

Currentl y I'm writing material for a new band, which will start rehearsing in September 2007.
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