Jake Pitt's interest in guitar was sparked by Metallica, his musical influence being his mom, he's been playing for 11 years, and was in his first band at age 15. He can also play the drums and bass. Some bands that he likes are: All That Remains, Bullet for my Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Van Halen, The Scorpions, Paul Gilbert, and Buckethead. When asked how he ended up in BVB he said, "It was meant to happen."