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Louisville Rock Closeup
Name: Kyle Simpson
Band/Former Bands: SLAKKER, SnotOzzy and the Crazy Babies, and FearOnlyUs at the present.
How long on instrument: years
Equipment: six strings, acoustics, seven strings. Favorite is MAB Dean with EMG pickups and Floyd Rose lock tuning. JCM and Marshal head and cabs.
Influences: George Lynch, Jake E Lee, Paul Gilbert, Randy Rhoads, Eddy Van Halen, Kirk Hamet, Dave Mustang and many more.
My first gig: Fourth Street Live outside stage.
Hobbies: Write, play, and record music.
Favorite movies: Step Brothers, Zombieland, Any horror and comedy movies.
Favorite food: Pizza and Buffalo wings.
Favorite place: The stage.
Bad habits: Mountain Dew and sour patch exploders.
What I'm listening to nowadays: Old school Metallica and Megadeth, WhiteChapel, Suicide Silence, Iron Maiden, Chelsea Grin, Slayer, All That Remains, Kill Paradise and many others.
Coolest thing I've done: Madison Regatta with Crazy Train before we became SnotOzzy and the Crazy Babies. Rock for Kosair Benefit at Phoenix Hill Tavern with SnotOzzy and the Crazy Babies.
Most embarrassing moment: After one of my gigs, waking up and finding a stalker posting fixed pictures of her with me added to them on on my Facebook page.
Who do you love: My right hand (Just kidding, my left) Now on a serious note my family, friends, music, and life.
In closing I wold like to thank all who have supported me in my life of music, including coach Pat Bearis; promoters Eddy Metal, Allen Ashbaugh and Terry Harper; Band members: SLAKKER-Nick Denham; Andrew Garrett; Chris Cassidy. Snot Ozzy- Pat Bearis; Ruben; and Nick Denham; FearOnlyUS- Ryan Simpson (Thanks for not being just my brother but my best friend) , Alex Looney, Seth Christian, Cory Havens, and DJ Pollard.
I would also like to thank my mom and dad for always having an open door policy for band practice. My dad and Jay for providing transporting to and from venues
I am looking for to finishing up the last couple of songs we have been working on and getting into the studio to record our first all original CD. METAL RULES!!!!!!!!!