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: The Brickyard

The first show I ever played with Default was at The Brickyard in Vancouver playing for A&M Records. I distinctly remember this show because the week before was the third time I had ever played with the band and it was in Danny‘s bedroom playing for Lenny B. Johnson from TVT Records, Jonathan Simkin, the bands lawyer/pre-604 Records, and Chad Kroeger …

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: 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. …