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A legend in his own right, Johnny Colt is the kind of person who’s at rest while in motion. Having sold more than 10 million records, Colt thrives on challenges and vibrates with an infectious energy that pulls everyone around him along for the ride. Colt was bassist for the Black Crowes, one of the most credible and influential rockbands of all time. The Black Crowes graced the cover of Rolling Stone, sold over 5 million records, and received multiple Grammy nominations. From there, Colt became a songwriter and member of the Grammy Award winning band Train. Train helped Colt bridge the gap and crossover from Rock to Top 40 with Top 40 hit after hit. Then, in October 2006, Colt received a phone call from good friend Tommy Lee asking him to join super group Rockstar Supernova with Tommy, Gilby Clarke from Guns & Roses, and lead singer Lukas Rossi to go on a world wide tour and play the biggest arenas on earth.

Two things happened which would forever change Johnny Colt’s life. The first was going to club after club with Tommy Lee and DJ Aero and hanging out in the booth with them night after night. The second was the drum and bass solo created by Colt & Tommy Lee during the Supernova tour which transformed into a live Electro/Rock Mash Up Set performed in front of tens of thousands every night. This resulted in the development and creation of the first of it’s kind - THE ZODIAC GUITAR.

Colt’s musical achievements certainly qualify him as a man who knows good music when he hears it. He has managed to blend his experiences and influences from Rock - the Black Crowes, Top 40 - Train, Electro - Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, and Hip Hop - relationship with Rick Rueben formally of Def Jam during the early Hip Hop days with the likes of Run DMC, Public Enemy, & Beastie Boys combined with his Atlanta roots of being right in the middle of the Southern Hip Hop explosion to create a sound that clubs across the world are begging to hear. A powerful mix of Rock/Top 40/Electro/Hip Hop Mash Ups combined with Colt’s own unique showmanship have brought about the next degree in nightlife.

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Awesome bio, Johnny. Whenever I hear even a fraction of the things you’ve accomplished, to date, in your life and career, I’m impressed all over again. Not that I ever forget how cool or what a marvel you are… But, when I’m leaving my l’il ‘owl tracks’ and just playin’ on the Boards, I’m thinking more about my friend, Johnny, than the ‘official’/historic/cultural stuff.
It is awesome being on the crest of the wave of music evolution/revolution with you guys. You make my pulse pound and heart quiver for what music is going to be in the 21st Century. Leave it to a Samurai to be on the ‘cutting edge’ of what is and what will be.
You’ve mentioned that you credit things like skateboarding and remembering the joy of music from your youth as having ’saved your life.’ Well, brother, I will always credit lads like you, Lukas and Dave Navarro with saving my *creative* life. After hearing what you guys have been through and seeing what you’re doing, now, it has re-energized my spirit and made me want to dig in, be part of the world and keep working towards my dreams, goals and ambitions. Thank you, for that. You’re a lightning bolt and Lukas is a firebrand-and you’ve both inspired and encouraged more people than you may ever know.

I have been re-thinking my attitude about rap and hip-hop, lately. Or, perhaps *refining* is a better word choice. It’s the aspects of those music forms that denigrate the human spirit that I object to… The part that seems to glorify violence, the objectification or abuse of women, drugs, gangs, guns and those sorts of things. Not my cup of tea. But, the sociopolitical and intelligent, socially conscious aspects of those art forms are A-okay in my books.

Over 10 million records… That’s wild, man. LOL Not to mention all the well-deserved accolades. Can’t wait to hear what you come up with, next, for your music and mash ups. And, I’m very happy to be along on this ride as the ‘Night Owl in residence.’ LOL It takes lads like you and Lukas to get me off my roost, shaking my tail feathers and having a grand time. ^^ LOL Bonus Fara Depunere

Sanlin added these pithy words on May 12 07 at 5:07 pm

Awww, Sanlin, you took the words out of my mouth.

3redheads added these pithy words on May 22 07 at 11:12 am

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