Sevendust is an American alternative metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. Formed in 1994 by bassist
Vince Hornsby, drummer Morgan Rose and guitarist John Connolly.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Alternative metal, hard rock, nu metal, post-grunge
Ministry, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Living Colour, Sepultura and Faith No More.
Call Me No One, Projected, Amen, Dark New Day, Snot
"Rumblefish" but they found another band with the same name.
Then "Crawlspace", but were forced to change name after lawsuit.
Named by bassist Vinnie Hornsby who was looking through his grandmother's garage and found a can
of plant pesticide called "Sevin dust."
Vocalist Lajon Witherspoon's take on the name is that seven is a holy number and we are all made of dust.
Their name has also been associated with the computer virus with the same name.
Lajon Witherspoon -
Clint Lowery -
guitars, backing vocals
John Connolly -
guitars, backing vocals
Vince Hornsby -
Morgan Rose -
drums, percussion, backing vocals
Sonny Mayo - guitar (2005-2008)
Did You Know:
• "My Ruin" is included in the Mortal Kombat soundtrack "More Kombat"
• They appeared in Woodstock 1999
• The band went on a temporary hiatus after Lajon's younger brother was killed.
I don't know. I've been trying to figure that out. It was back in the day. People,
for five minutes called us progressive, and then it was nu-metal. Then, all of a sudden,
we were playing alternative metal. We are some kind of heavy and some kind of rock and some kind of metal.
-John Connolly, when asked what the band defined their genre as
That's the thing, We've got 12 people on the road with us, 13 including our driver. There's no other way to get around as a unit other than a bus...we pay for our bus, our label doesn't pay for the bus, no one is giving us our bus, we actually spend our money to do it, we spend our money to have our semi out here. We sit down and do tour budgets, all that stuff, we get everything, all our expenses in one pile, and people just think, oh yeah the label is putting you up with a fat bus, well that's not the case at all.
I think it's our best work ever. I'm very proud of it. I mean, we had time to stop and live with the album and, you know, learn the songs. We'd write a song, and a month would go by, and we'd listen to it again, and say, 'Damn, that song's great! It's going on the album'. It's our best work, I think.