Adam Gontier is a Canadian musician best known as guitarist and lead vocalist of Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. He cites influences such as The Beatles, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains. His interest in guitar started with his mother listening to all types of music while he was growing up. Adam stated on the Three Days Grace website, "My mother is a musician, so she's really the one who introduced me to the experience of performing live. She got me singing with jam bands in bars when I was 12 years old.