Vinnie Hornsby

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Vince Hornsby
Vinnie Hornsby, bassist of america alternative metal band Sevendust.jpg
Background information
Birth name Vince Hornsby
Also known as Boss
Born (1967-10-22) October 22, 1967 (age 50)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Alternative metal, heavy metal, nu metal
Occupation(s) Musician, bassist
Instruments Bass, guitar
Years active 1988-present
Labels Asylum, 7 Bros.
Associated acts Sevendust, Projected

Vince Hornsby (born October 22, 1967) is the bassist and one of the founding members of American alternative metal band Sevendust.[1]

Music career[edit]


Before the formation of Sevendust, Hornsby was in the band Snake Nation along with Morgan Rose, also of Sevendust. In 1994, Snake Nation were supported by fellow local group, Body & Soul, an R&B group fronted by Lajon Witherspoon. Amazed by Witherspoon's vocal prowess, Rose and Hornsby asked him to join their band. Next they recruited guitarists John Connolly, the former drummer of the band Peacedog, and Lee Banks to form Rumblefish. The name was later changed to Crawlspace. Clint Lowery of Still Rain from North Carolina replaced Lee Banks in 1995 when the band's arduous schedule forced him to quit.[2] The band was scheduled in lots of touring before and after the success of Home in 1999 including Woodstock, OzzFest and the Warped Tour.

When a group on the west coast claimed the rights to Sevendust's previous name, Crawlspace, the band struggled to find a new name. While he doesn't take credit for the band's name, Hornsby ultimately came across a can of "Sevin Dust" while looking through his grandmother's garage.

In addition to being the tallest member of Sevendust (6'2"), Hornsby is also the only member of the band who doesn't have any tattoos or piercings.


He has also played on fellow Sevendust member John Connolly's 2012 side-project Projected and their CD entitled Human.[3]





  • Dean Hillsboro 4-string
  • Epiphone les paul signature bass
  • Epiphone les paul std bass
  • Epiphone les paul custom bass
  • Schecter Diamond P Custom 4
  • Peavey Tour 700 Series head
  • Peavey Tour 810 8x10


  1. ^ Dombek, Kirk. "Biography: Sevendust". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Sevendust Biography". Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Sevendust's Vince Hornsby Bio". Aug 11, 2014.