Comeback Kid (band)
Comeback Kid is a Canadian hardcore punk band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their name comes from a headline in a newspaper about hockey player Mario Lemieux coming back to the NHL; the band was formed in 2000 by Andrew Neufeld and Jeremy Hiebert who were both members of the band Figure Four, on hiatus. They were joined by their friends Scott Wade and Kyle Profeta, but CBK was intended only to be a side project. Upon releasing Turn It Around on Facedown Records in 2003, Comeback Kid began touring full-time, covering most of North America as well as Europe, they appeared on many high-profile hardcore punk festivals like Hellfest and Posi Numbers festival. Following the touring for Turn it Around, Comeback Kid entered the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado to begin recording their second album. In February 2005 Comeback Kid released "Wake the Dead," their first for Victory Records. After some long tours, vocalist Scott Wade left the band. Neufeld became the band's vocalist, they began recording their third album "Broadcasting".
The release of Broadcasting was followed by more steady touring, culminating with a summer long tour supporting Rise Against in North America, their first appearance on the "Never Say Die" tour in Europe with Parkway Drive. By the end of 2007 the band was to take a short hiatus. At this time bass player Kevin Call left the band on good terms, issuing a statement regarding leaving Comeback Kid. Call was replaced by Matt Keil. Two more years of touring followed, with the band visiting South East Asia and Latin America for the first times. In 2008 a CD/DVD was released called "Through The Noise", a line from the song "Industry Standards" off of "Broadcasting...". The DVD is a documentary of the first 6 years of Comeback Kid; the CD is a live recording of a show in Leipzig, Germany filmed in fall 2007. A release tour in Canada followed, named the "Through the Noise Tour." It featured Bane, Misery Signals, Shai Hulud, Grave Maker, Outbreak. While on this tour Gravemaker suffered a van accident with Neufeld in the vehicle, which inspired the song "G.
M. Vincent and I" off 2010's "Symptoms and Cures." After two years of international touring, the band spent much of 2010 writing and recording their fourth studio album, "Symptoms and Cures", released in Canada by Distort Entertainment and internationally by Victory Records. Two more installments of the "Through the Noise" tour followed in North Europe. In early 2012 guitarist Casey Hjelmberg announced. Stu Ross of Misery Signals/Living with Lions will assume guitar duties. On September 21, 2013, Comeback Kid stated on their Facebook page that they had started recording a new full-length album. Die Knowing, the band's fifth studio album, was released on March 2014, through Victory Records. On May 13, 2014, drummer and founding member Kyle Profeta announced his departure from the band, to focus on his culinary skills in South Africa. On September 8, 2017, Comeback Kid released their sixth studio album'Outsider' on Nuclear Blast Records. In April 2019, the ensemble plans to travel Europe with American rock bands Sharptooth, No Turning Back and Jesus Piece.
Timeline "Die Tonight" "Wake The Dead" "Broadcasting..." "Defeated" "False Idols Fall" "Because of All" "G. M. Vincent & I" "The Concept Stays" "Do Yourself a Favor" "Should Know Better" "Wasted Arrows" "Didn't Even Mind" "Surrender Control" "Hell Of A Scene" Official website Simula, Collin. "Comeback Kid" at the Wayback Machine. HM Magazine
Strung Out is an American punk rock band from Simi Valley, formed in 1990. They are known for their musical style, which fuses aspects of melodic punk rock, progressive rock and heavy metal to form their primary sound, they have released eight studio albums on Fat Wreck Chords as well as one Live album, 2 B-sides collections, a best-of, a box set and appeared on numerous compilations and skate/surf/dirt bike/offroading videos. They continue to tour internationally. Despite not achieving similar levels of commercial success as some of their Californian contemporaries during the Punk explosion of the 90s, Strung Out instead experienced a steady growth in popularity throughout the 2000s as mainstream attention shifted towards heavier and more technical styles music thus favoring Strung Out's more metallic sound. Subsequent releases began charting on the Billboard 200; the band's technical abilities have earned them credit, alongside acts such as Lagwagon, Belvedere & R. K. L for raising the level of musicianship in punk music and debunking common stereotypes of simplicity associated with punk rock.
The band formed in 1991 in California. The original lineup consisted of vocalist Jason Cruz, guitarists Jake Kiley and Rob Ramos, bassist Jim Cherry and drummer Adam Austin. After releasing a self-titled 7" record, they became one of the first bands to be signed to Fat Wreck Chords, the record label owned and operated by Fat Mike of the band NOFX. Austin left the band in 1992 and was replaced by Brad Morrison who left the band and was replaced on drums by Jordan Burns of fellow Simi Valley natives Ten Foot Pole, their first album, Another Day in Paradise, was released in May 1994. Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues followed in 1996. In 1998 they released The Skinny Years... Before We Got Fat, a compilation album of their pre-Fat Wreck Chords material; the band showed notable musical growth on their 1998 album Twisted by Design, both speedy and technical but with darker overtones. The album established a mixture of the fast, poppy sound the band had established with Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues but mixed it with more atonality and more abstract song structures.
Bassist Jim Cherry was fired from the band in 1999 and went on to play in Pulley and Zero Down, but died of heart failure in 2002. He was replaced by Craig Riker, but the fit was not right, so the band recruited Chris Aiken, whose musical background had a strong impact on the 2000 eight-song EP, The Element of Sonic Defiance. In 2002 the band released their fourth full-length album An American Paradox, their first release to appear in the Billboard 200; the initial production run contained a bonus song entitled "Don't Look Back". A video was included on several punk rock video compilations. In 2003 they recorded and released a live album as part of the Fat Wreck Chords Live in a Dive series. Exile in Oblivion, was released in 2004, with a video filmed for the song "Analog." Strung Out released their sixth full-length album, Blackhawks Over Los Angeles on June 12, 2007. In March 2009, Strung Out released a collection of rarities & B-sides entitled Prototypes and Painkillers; the album is the second such compilation from the band who compiled similar material on The Skinny Years: Before We Got Fat in 1998.
On September 29, 2009, Strung Out released their 7th studio album titled Agents of the Underground. This has a less political tone to it than their previous one, it combines more of the old fast sound with heavy metal influences. On July 19, 2011, they released the compilation album Top Contenders: The Best of Strung Out. In contains remastered versions of 23 songs, 3 new songs. On August 2, 2012, drummer Jordan Burns revealed to Punknews.org that Strung Out planned to release a new album. Transmission. Alpha. Delta was announced as the title of the album scheduled to be released in the summer of 2014; the album was delayed and released on March 24, 2015. On April 18, 2018, the band released an eight-song EP called Black Out the Sky, inspired by Alice in Chains' 1994 acoustic EP Jar of Flies; as of February 19, 2018, the band announced on their Facebook page that Jordan Burns is no longer the drummer. Soon after it was revealed that RJ Shankle of the band Runaway Kids was selected to be the new drummer of Strung Out.
On January 7, 2019 both Strung Out and Jason Cruz posted to their respective social media accounts that the band was in the studio recording a new album. Cruz confirmed that the album was not an acoustic recording like Black Out The Sky but rather a full punk rock album. In another series of posts by Jason Cruz revealed Agents of the Underground producer Cameron Webb would be returning to produce the upcoming album. Studio albumsAnother Day in Paradise Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues Twisted by Design An American Paradox Exile in Oblivion Blackhawks Over Los Angeles Agents of the Underground Transmission. Alpha. Delta Compilation albumsThe Skinny Years... Before We Got Fat Prototypes and Painkillers Top Contenders: The Best of Strung Out EPsCrossroads & Illusions The Element of Sonic Defiance Black Out the Sky Live albumsLive in a Dive Official website Truepunk interview with Strung Out (audio format only Truepunk second interview with Strung Out Strung Out interview May 2009 on Exclaim Skratch Magazine: article Concert live wire: interview Interview at The Land Salmon Interview with Chris Aiken Interview With Jake Kiley
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings; the pickup uses electromagnetic induction to create this signal, which being weak is fed into a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker, which converts it into audible sound. The electric signal can be electronically altered to change the timbre of the sound; the signal is modified using effects such as reverb, distortion and "overdrive". Invented in 1931, the electric guitar was adopted by jazz guitar players, who wanted to play single-note guitar solos in large big band ensembles. Early proponents of the electric guitar on record include Les Paul, Lonnie Johnson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian. During the 1950s and 1960s, the electric guitar became the most important instrument in popular music, it has evolved into an instrument, capable of a multitude of sounds and styles in genres ranging from pop and rock to country music and jazz.
It served as a major component in the development of electric blues and roll, rock music, heavy metal music and many other genres of music. Electric guitar design and construction varies in the shape of the body and the configuration of the neck and pickups. Guitars may have a fixed bridge or a spring-loaded hinged bridge, which lets players "bend" the pitch of notes or chords up or down, or perform vibrato effects; the sound of an electric guitar can be modified by new playing techniques such as string bending and hammering-on, using audio feedback, or slide guitar playing. There are several types of electric guitar, including: the solid-body guitar. In pop and rock music, the electric guitar is used in two roles: as a rhythm guitar, which plays the chord sequences or progressions, riffs, sets the beat. In a small group, such as a power trio, one guitarist switches between both roles. In large rock and metal bands, there is a rhythm guitarist and a lead guitarist. Many experiments at electrically amplifying the vibrations of a string instrument were made dating back to the early part of the 20th century.
Patents from the 1910s show telephone transmitters were adapted and placed inside violins and banjos to amplify the sound. Hobbyists in the 1920s used carbon button microphones attached to the bridge. With numerous people experimenting with electrical instruments in the 1920s and early 1930s, there are many claimants to have been the first to invent an electric guitar. Electric guitars were designed by acoustic guitar makers and instrument manufacturers; the demand for amplified guitars began during the big band era. The first electric guitars used in jazz were hollow archtop acoustic guitar bodies with electromagnetic transducers. Early electric guitar manufacturers include Rickenbacker in 1932; the first electrically amplified stringed instrument to be marketed commercially was designed in 1931 by George Beauchamp, the general manager of the National Guitar Corporation, with Paul Barth, vice president. The maple body prototype for the one-piece cast aluminium "frying pan" was built by Harry Watson, factory superintendent of the National Guitar Corporation.
Commercial production began in late summer of 1932 by the Ro-Pat-In Corporation, in Los Angeles, a partnership of Beauchamp, Adolph Rickenbacker, Paul Barth. In 1934, the company was renamed the Rickenbacker Electro Stringed Instrument Company. In that year Beauchamp applied for a United States patent for an Electrical Stringed Musical Instrument and the patent was issued in 1937. By early-mid 1935, Electro String Instrument Corporation had achieved mainstream success with the A-22 "Frying Pan" steel guitar, set out to capture a new audience through its release of the Electro-Spanish Model B and the Electro-Spanish Ken Roberts, the first full 25" scale electric guitar produced; the Electro-Spanish Ken Roberts was revolutionary for its time, providing players a full 25" scale, with easy access to 17 frets free of the body. Unlike other lap-steel electrified instruments produced during the time, the Electro-Spanish Ken Roberts was designed to play standing vertical, upright with a strap; the Electro-Spanish Ken Roberts was the first instrument to feature a hand-operated vibrato as a standard appointment, a device called the "Vibrola," invented by Doc Kauffman.
It is estimated that fewer than 50 Electro-Spanish Ken Roberts were constructed between 1933 and 1937. The solid-body electric guitar is made without functionally resonating air spaces; the first solid-body Spanish standard guitar was offered by Vivi-Tone no than 1934. This model featured a guitar-shaped body of a single sheet
A trumpet is a brass instrument used in classical and jazz ensembles. The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family. Trumpet-like instruments have been used as signaling devices in battle or hunting, with examples dating back to at least 1500 BC. Trumpets are used in art music styles, for instance in orchestras, concert bands, jazz ensembles, as well as in popular music, they are played by blowing air through nearly-closed lips, producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. Since the late 15th century they have been constructed of brass tubing bent twice into a rounded rectangular shape. There are many distinct types of trumpet, with the most common being pitched in B♭, having a tubing length of about 1.48 m. Early trumpets did not provide means to change the length of tubing, whereas modern instruments have three valves in order to change their pitch. There are eight combinations of three valves, making seven different tubing lengths, with the third valve sometimes used as an alternate fingering equivalent to the 1-2 combination.
Most trumpets have valves of the piston type. The use of rotary-valved trumpets is more common in orchestral settings, although this practice varies by country; each valve, when engaged, increases the length of lowering the pitch of the instrument. A musician who plays the trumpet is called trumpeter; the English word "trumpet" was first used in the late 14th century. The word came from Old French "trompette", a diminutive of trompe; the word "trump", meaning "trumpet," was first used in English in 1300. The word comes from Old French trompe "long, tube-like musical wind instrument", cognate with Provençal tromba, Italian tromba, all from a Germanic source, of imitative origin." The earliest trumpets date earlier. The bronze and silver trumpets from Tutankhamun's grave in Egypt, bronze lurs from Scandinavia, metal trumpets from China date back to this period. Trumpets from the Oxus civilization of Central Asia have decorated swellings in the middle, yet are made out of one sheet of metal, considered a technical wonder.
The Shofar, made from a ram horn and the Hatzotzeroth, made of metal, are both mentioned in the Bible. They were played in Solomon's Temple around 3000 years ago, they were said to be used to blow down the walls of Jericho. They are still used on certain religious days; the Salpinx was a straight trumpet 62 inches long, made of bronze. Salpinx contests were a part of the original Olympic Games; the Moche people of ancient Peru depicted trumpets in their art going back to AD 300. The earliest trumpets were signaling instruments used for military or religious purposes, rather than music in the modern sense. Improvements to instrument design and metal making in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance led to an increased usefulness of the trumpet as a musical instrument; the natural trumpets of this era consisted of a single coiled tube without valves and therefore could only produce the notes of a single overtone series. Changing keys required the player to change crooks of the instrument; the development of the upper, "clarino" register by specialist trumpeters—notably Cesare Bendinelli—would lend itself well to the Baroque era known as the "Golden Age of the natural trumpet."
During this period, a vast body of music was written for virtuoso trumpeters. The art was revived in the mid-20th century and natural trumpet playing is again a thriving art around the world. Many modern players in Germany and the UK who perform Baroque music use a version of the natural trumpet fitted with three or four vent holes to aid in correcting out-of-tune notes in the harmonic series; the melody-dominated homophony of the classical and romantic periods relegated the trumpet to a secondary role by most major composers owing to the limitations of the natural trumpet. Berlioz wrote in 1844: Notwithstanding the real loftiness and distinguished nature of its quality of tone, there are few instruments that have been more degraded. Down to Beethoven and Weber, every composer – not excepting Mozart – persisted in confining it to the unworthy function of filling up, or in causing it to sound two or three commonplace rhythmical formulae; the attempt to give the trumpet more chromatic freedom in its range saw the development of the keyed trumpet, but this was a unsuccessful venture due to the poor quality of its sound.
Although the impetus for a tubular valve began as early as 1793, it was not until 1818 that Friedrich Bluhmel and Heinrich Stölzel made a joint patent application for the box valve as manufactured by W. Schuster; the symphonies of Mozart, as late as Brahms, were still played on natural trumpets. Crooks and shanks as opposed to keys or valves were standard, notably in France, into the first part of the 20th century; as a consequence of this late development of the instrument's chromatic ability, the repertoire for the instrument is small compared to other instruments. The 20th century saw an explosion in the variety of music written for the trumpet; the trumpet is constructed of brass tubing bent twice into a rounded oblong shape. As with all brass instruments, sound is produced by blowing air through closed lips, producing a "buzzing" sound into the mouthp
Strike Anywhere is an American punk rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1999 after the demise of frontman Thomas Barnett's previous band, they took their name from the Inquisition song "Strike Anywhere", their music is characterized by fast tempos, catchy melodies, charged vocals delivered via shouting and singing. The band has received an increased amount of attention after their music appeared in 3 Tony Hawk video games: Tony Hawk's Underground in 2003, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland in 2005, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, they were featured in the documentary Wake Up Screaming about the 2005 Vans Warped Tour. The band played their last show with guitarist Matt Sherwood in Auckland, New Zealand on March 17, 2007, with Mark Miller replacing Sherwood. Since the band has continued its regimen of international touring, including the group's first South American tour, where they played Brazil and Colombia; the band did a European festival tour in Summer of 2008. Strike Anywhere is now signed with Bridge Nine Records, in an interview, Barnett said "There's no celebrity culture, there's nothing but hard work and a love for art with Bridge 9."
In an interview in December 2016, Barnett confirmed that the band is working on a fifth studio album. Strike Anywhere lyrics touch on such issues as police brutality, anti-capitalism, women's rights, animal rights, globalization, they have contributed tracks to political benefit albums, such as a live version of "Sunset on 32nd" for 1157 Wheeler Avenue: A Memorial for Amadou Diallo and "To the World" for the Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 album. According to the liner notes for their album Change is a Sound, they support "the vegetarian lifestyle, the living wage movement and the fight against corporate globalization". With its 2006 release Dead FM, the band expanded their political slogans to address "more sociological ideas about why these happen", their logo is similar to the Three Arrows symbol and the Antifascist Circle, includes the logo of the former democratic socialist/antifascist German Iron Front, a paramilitary organization which existed in the last years of the Weimar Republic. Strike Anywhere allows audience members to record their live performances for personal, non-commercial use, has gone so far as to authorize the Internet Archive to create a section where fans can upload and share their recordings.
Thomas Barnett - vocals Matt Smith - guitar, vocals Garth Petrie - bass Eric Kane - drums Mark Miller - guitar, vocals Matt Sherwood - guitar, vocals Change is a Sound Exit English Dead FM Iron Front Chorus of One Fat Club Underground Europe: The 1999 Demos Iron Front EP - Digital EP Live at the Montage Music Hall To Live in Discontent Live At Camden Underworld In Defiance of Empty Times Underground Europe 2001 Genoa Benefit EP 1157 Wheeler Avenue: A Memorial for Amadou Diallo Broken Lamps and Hardcore Memories Punk Goes Acoustic Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 Take Action! Vol.6 Keep Singing! A Benefit Compilation for Compassion Over Killing Count Me Out - Garth Petrie Park Sparrows - Garth Petrie The Exploder - Eric Kane, Matt Smith Inquisition - Thomas Barnett Great Collapse - Thomas Barnett MAäSK - Thomas Barnett Liars Academy - Matt Smith Senses Fail - Matt Smith Pygmy Lush - Eric Kane Widows - Eric Kane, Mark Miller Sports Bar - Mark Miller Official website Interview with Thomas Barnett Strike Anywhere interview Interview with Thomas & Dave from The Loved Ones Interview with Thomas Barnett Strike Anywhere - BandToBand.com
A drum kit — called a drum set, trap set, or drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum. A drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones – most cymbals, but can include the woodblock and cowbell. In the 2000s, some kits include electronic instruments. Both hybrid and electronic kits are used. A standard modern kit, as used in popular music and taught in music schools, contains: A snare drum, mounted on a stand, placed between the player's knees and played with drum sticks A bass drum, played by a pedal operated by the right foot, which moves a felt-covered beater One or more toms, played with sticks or brushes A hi-hat, played with the sticks and closed with left foot pedal One or more cymbals, mounted on stands, played with the sticksAll of these are classified as non-pitched percussion, allowing the music to be scored using percussion notation, for which a loose semi-standardized form exists for both the drum kit and electronic drums.
The drum kit is played while seated on a stool known as a throne. While many instruments like the guitar or piano are capable of performing melodies and chords, most drum kits are unable to achieve this as they produce sounds of indeterminate pitch; the drum kit is a part of the standard rhythm section, used in many types of popular and traditional music styles, ranging from rock and pop to blues and jazz. Other standard instruments used in the rhythm section include the piano, electric guitar, electric bass, keyboards. Many drummers extend their kits from this basic configuration, adding more drums, more cymbals, many other instruments including pitched percussion. In some styles of music, particular extensions are normal. For example, some rock and heavy metal drummers make use of double bass drums, which can be achieved with either a second bass drum or a remote double foot pedal; some progressive drummers may include orchestral percussion such as gongs and tubular bells in their rig. Some performers, such as some rockabilly drummers, play small kits that omit elements from the basic setup.
Before the development of the drum set and cymbals used in military and orchestral music settings were played separately by different percussionists. In the 1840s, percussionists began to experiment with foot pedals as a way to enable them to play more than one instrument, but these devices would not be mass-produced for another 75 years. By the 1860s, percussionists started combining multiple drums into a set; the bass drum, snare drum and other percussion instruments were all struck with hand-held drum sticks. Drummers in musical theater shows and stage shows, where the budget for pit orchestras was limited, contributed to the creation of the drum set by developing techniques and devices that would enable them to cover the roles of multiple percussionists. Double-drumming was developed to enable one person to play the bass and snare with sticks, while the cymbals could be played by tapping the foot on a "low-boy". With this approach, the bass drum was played on beats one and three. While the music was first designed to accompany marching soldiers, this simple and straightforward drumming approach led to the birth of ragtime music when the simplistic marching beats became more syncopated.
This resulted in dance feel. The drum set was referred to as a "trap set", from the late 1800s to the 1930s, drummers were referred to as "trap drummers". By the 1870s, drummers were using an "overhang pedal". Most drummers in the 1870s preferred to do double drumming without any pedal to play multiple drums, rather than use an overhang pedal. Companies patented their pedal systems such as Dee Dee Chandler of New Orleans 1904–05. Liberating the hands for the first time, this evolution saw the bass drum played with the foot of a standing percussionist; the bass drum became the central piece around which every other percussion instrument would revolve. William F. Ludwig, Sr. and his brother, Theobald Ludwig, founded the Ludwig & Ludwig Co. in 1909 and patented the first commercially successful bass drum pedal system, paving the way for the modern drum kit. Wire brushes for use with drums and cymbals were introduced in 1912; the need for brushes arose due to the problem of the drum sound overshadowing the other instruments on stage.
Drummers began using metal fly swatters to reduce the volume on stage next to the other acoustic instruments. Drummers could still play the rudimentary snare figures and grooves with brushes that they would play with drumsticks. By World War I, drum kits were marching band-style military bass drums with many percussion items suspended on and around them. Drum kits became a central part of jazz Dixieland; the modern drum kit was developed in the vaudeville era during the 1920s in New Orleans. In 1917, a New Orleans band called "The Original Dixieland Jazz Band " recorded jazz tunes that became hits all o
Bill Stevenson (musician)
John William Stevenson is an American musician and record producer. He is the drummer, main songwriter, the only constant for the California punk rock group Descendents since its inception. In late December 1981 he played a few concerts with Black Flag because their drummer ROBO was detained in England after a tour there, he went on to record with Black Flag on several of their albums until 1985. After this he focused his attention on Descendents and played with them until Milo Aukerman left in 1987. After Milo had left and the others from Descendents, Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton, got singer Dave Smalley of Dag Nasty and formed All. All went on to have Scott Reynolds and Chad Price. Aukerman came back to do the 1996 album Everything Sucks, the 2004 album Cool to Be You and the newest, 2016's Hypercaffium Spazzinate. All and Descendents continue to tour between Stevenson's and Aukerman's respective careers as a recording engineer and a biochemist. Stevenson was born in Torrance and attended Mira Costa High School, with fellow members of the Descendents.
Stevenson, along with Jason Livermore are the founders of the recording studio "The Blasting Room" in Fort Collins, Colorado. Stevenson is involved in Russ Rankin's side project Only Crime with former members of GWAR and Converge. In 2005, he became a member of instrumental group The Mag Seven, produced the group's album. One of Stevenson's most recent works is producing Rise Against's seventh studio album, The Black Market, released July 15, 2014, As I Lay Dying's Awakened as well as the recent NOFX album Self Entitled. In August 2007, he revealed plans to play drums on an album by The Lemonheads. Bill Stevenson was born on September 10, 1963. Stevenson grew up with his father, Steve Stevenson, he present for him. Steve Stevenson worked two jobs and was 22 hours outside of his home and came to give Bill food and put him to bed. Around the age of fourteen or fifteen, Stevenson started working for Keith Morris' father as a fisherman, he attended future bandmates of Descendents. Stevenson is an original member of the Descendents forming in 1978.
The Descendents put out a single called "Ride the Wild / It's a Hectic World" in 1979. In 1982 they put out their first album. After the album, singer Milo Aukerman went to college, the band played so Stevenson joined Black Flag, he left Black Flag in 1985 to reform the Descendents. The Descendents became All in 1988; the Descendents would form again from 1996 to 1997 and in 2002, before going on hiatus. From 2003 to 2007, Stevenson played in smaller bands until All played shows again in 2008. In 2010, the Descendents reformed again, they are together. Bill Stevenson has never tried recreational drugs in his life other than alcohol, which he did not drink until in life. In recent years, Stevenson has had some health issues, he grew a brain tumor unknowingly around 2008, which remained for another two years before being removed. The tumor caused Stevenson to lose motivation and made him gain weight, had a blood clot and sleep apnea. In 2010, he had a successful surgery to remove it. In 2016, Stevenson revealed.
See Albums produced by Bill Stevenson Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate - Drums, engineer The Last – Danger Drums Only Crime – Virulence Drums and Engineer Descendents – Cool to Be You Drums, Backing Vocals Descendents –'Merican Drums, Backing Vocals Only Crime – To The Nines Drums, engineered and mastering All/Descendents – Live Plus One Drums, producer All – Problematic Drums, producer All – ALL Drums, producer All – Mass Nerder Drums, producer Descendents – Everything Sucks Drums, producer All – Pummel Drums, producer All – Breaking Things Drums, producer All – Percolater Drums, producer Descendents – Somery Drums, Artwork All – Allroy Saves Drums, Backing Vocals All – Trailblazer Drums, producer Black Flag – I Can See You Drums All – Allroy's Revenge Drums, producer All – Allroy for Prez Drums, producer All – Allroy Sez Drums, producer Descendents – Hallraker Drums, producer Black Flag – Wasted... Again Drums Descendents – Liveage Drums, producer Descendents – ALL Drums, producer Descendents – Enjoy!
Drums, Backing Vocals Descendents – I Don't Want to Grow Up Drums, Backing Vocals Minuteflag – MinuteFlag Drums Black Flag – In My Head Drums, producer Black Flag – The Process of Weeding Out Drums, producer Black Flag – Loose Nut Drums, Backing Vocals Black Flag – Live'84 Drums, Mixing Black Flag – Slip It In Drums, producer Black Flag – Family Man Drums, engineer Black Flag – My War Drums, producer Black Flag – TV Party Drums Descendents – Milo Goes to College Drums, Backing Vocals Descendents – Fat Drums, Backing Vocals Descendents – Ride the Wild/It's a Hectic World single Drums, producer Higley - Higley Drums on all tracks, producer of the complete album