Bruce Bouillet was born February 3, 1965, in Memphis, TN. He was one of the guitar players in the Los Angeles-based band, Racer X, also featuring Paul Gilbert. Though Racer X has released a number of albums, they only released one studio album with Bruce, Second Heat. Racer X's live shows were punctuated by the blistering harmonized lines, and solos of both Bruce and Paul. The band's live show was captured on the album Live Extreme Volume. Unable to achieve mainstream success with Racer X, Paul Gilbert eventually left to form the group, Mr. Big.