For the Ocean's Robin Staps, there was a certain era of music that impacted him like no other. That was the early '90s, and the metal musician took us through a time warp back to that era in this edition of Gear Factor.
Staps really found his musical interests around 1992, starting with Rage Against the Machine. The guitarist says Tom Morello's playing was what caught his ear, recalling, "He had that funk, the groove in his blood. He’s an amazing guitarist and I was really looking up to him with the sounds he created with his instrument, it was just mind blowing. He was really creative with his guitar playing. So I got really into that and that first Rage Against the Machine record.”