Flashback Friday: Default Goes Down Under

The picture posted here was from the first time we went to Australia to be introduced to the record label and do a couple of TV spots, in this picture Danny and I are in front of the famous Sydney Opera House. But what I’d like to tell you all about is the second time we went to Australia and …

Flashback Friday: Playing for Gene Simmons

Back roughly in 2008 I was helping out band called Soul Side In. We got to do a showcase for Gene Simmons in Edmonton. Default was playing the same venue a month later. Gene is one of my childhood heros so it was a huge honor to perform for somebody that I had studied and stolen from. The performance went well, …

Flashback Friday: Creative Pregnancy Photo

Another “busy” week has come and gone and Dave and I have yet again had a chance to sit down together and plan a Default Flashback Friday (where he tells old stories from the road days). So as I was posting something else on Facebook, I checked my notifications and Facebook told me I had memories to look back on …

Flashback Friday: Bus in a Ditch

This Flashback Friday I’m going to direct you to a video that I did. I was doing the video blogs for the last American tour that we did with Hinder, My Darkest Days and Saving Abel. Fantastic tour to be on, but that being said, it also had it’s scary moments; and this is one of them:

Flashback Friday: Trapt in South Korea

This was my second trip playing for the US troops. We had the privilege of travelling to South Korea with the band Trapt to do a handful of shows for the American troops. There was turmoil in the area as reports surfaced that North Korea has become a “fully fledged nuclear power”. Also South Korea’s Prime Minister, Roh Moo-hyun had just committed …

Flashback Friday: Lenny Kravitz

Seeing as we posted a video of Lenny Kravitz recently on our Facebook page, I only thought it’d be suiting to do a Flashback Friday on my first experience meeting Lenny Kravitz. I was in Toronto for the Juno’s and got to play at the Gibson party on top of the CN Tower. I got to play with Brent Fitz …

Flashback Friday: The Tonight Show

A day I’ll never forget and one that was extremely surreal, being on the set of The Tonight Show. It was one of the most amazing and yet stressful moments of my career. I was in the middle of buying my first house at the time and I had to get my signature to the lawyers by the end of …

Flashback Friday: Alice Cooper

We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy! The first tape I ever bought with my own money was Alice Cooper, Killers. For us to end up on Alice Cooper’s bus, in Germany, was one of the most surreal moments that I can remember. He was one of the coolest rock stars I have ever met and one of the nicest, most …

Flashback Friday: The Kids in the Hall

We were going down to tape the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and were staying at the same hotel Sharon Osbourne brought Ozzy back to life after his departure from Black Sabbath. As we were leaving to go to the tapping we ran into fellow Canucks, The Kids in the Hall, outside who were staying at the same hotel. …