The idea for Gorilla Snot was hatched one fateful day around 40 years ago, by Gorilla Snot founder/inventor Dan Eszo. It happened while he was playing bass with his rock & roll band, including future James Gang bass player, Joe Walsh who "practiced all day," Dan recalls. As luck would have it, Dan dropped his pick during a tune and the group began kicking around goofy ideas on how to solve that problem.
Dan has played guitar since the age of 8 or 9. But it was after Dan's tour as a combat infantryman in Vietnam, then graduation from Kent State University - followed by a long career as a documentary film producer - that Gorilla Snot finally became a reality in 1987.
Joey explained... "I am thrilled beyond belief to be the new owner of Gorilla Snot! I've been a die hard Gorilla Snot user for over 18 years. I love it so much I bought the company!"