Sevendust played Nashville, Tennessee
on Saturday, October 16th at Buzzfest, a regional music festival at Nashville's
premier outdoor venue, Starwood Amphitheater. Nearing the end of their 2004
tour schedule, this night they shared the stage with Velvet Revolver, Saliva
and others but stealing the show was definitely the job for our friends in
Sevendust. The band kicked a high-energy hard-rockin' set from the first
lick to the last and had the crowd rockin' and moshin' with songs from their
deadly repertoire. Epiphone's Will Jones was there to chat with guitarist
John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby after the show regarding their smoking'
performance with their Epiphone Signature guitars.
John, Great show!! You guys kicked major
@$$ tonight! Your
Connelly Signature Les Paul looked and sounded awesome.
JOHN: Thanks man, it felt really good tonight and
the guitar was right on. I love it. When we first worked this model up with
Epi, they told me that it would be everything I wanted, and I couldn't believe
that until I got and started playing it. It is truly everything I 've always
wanted in a guitar.
I noticed you playing an Epiphone
Elitist Les Paul
Standard Plus on a couple of songs as well.
JOHN: Yeah, you guys sent me that to try and I
fell in love with it too. The first time I had it out on stage for a sound
check, my sound guy said that the guitar sounded perfect. Your sound man
won't bullshit you. If it sucks he'll tell you. The guitar is great, it looks
good, sounds good. It reminds me of my old Gibson Les Paul I started with.
I enjoy playing it.
OK, if you're not gonna play your Signature
LP on a song; we can't rag you when you play an Elitist.
Vinnie, how's your
Les Paul Bass working for you?
VINNIE: Will, it's great brother. I play that thing
night after night. It's consistent and sounds great. Night after night, every
show man, it's what I play.
What's next for you guys?
JOHN: We're about to wrap up our touring for the
year and we will be writing for our new record which should be out in the
What direction do you see the writing
going? Classic Sevendust, new direction or a mix?
VINNIE: Well, it's hard to say, until you get into
it. I'm sure it will be a solid Sevendust sound, but we will definitely want
to expand to where the songs take us. We're looking forward to it.
You will be playing your Epiphones on
JOHN: Oh yeah…you know it.
VINNIE: Definitely! What else?
For more information on Sevendust, check out
www.Sevendust.com, but for now here's
some pic's from the Nashville show.