|Also known as||Kones
John Bartholomew Shredman
|Years active||2005 - Present|
|Labels||Epic, Sony BMG|
The Kyle Gass Band
John Konesky is an American guitarist who is known primarily for his association with Tenacious D. He plays electric guitar with Tenacious D, and has toured with them through North America, Europe and Australia. He played the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals with Tenacious D in 2008. He also played electric guitar in Kyle Gass's side project "Trainwreck" under the alias John Bartholomew Shredman. Trainwreck even wrote a song named after his character and his shredding abilities. Konesky also briefly appeared in 2006's Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. He also currently starred in a web show entitled "Guitarings" with Kyle produced by Fret12.com.
Konesky co-wrote the song "The Metal" which was featured on Guitar Hero III.
He can be seen on Tenacious D's 2008 concert video and documentary The Complete Master Works 2.
Konesky met Tenacious D member Kyle Gass in Ohio through a friend of Kyle's girlfriend, whom Kyle would visit in Ohio to see. Konesky performed in a band with buddy John Spiker called the Spiker-Konesky Band. Kyle Gass wanted to create a side-band after Jack Black's popularity in the film industry made him no-longer have as much time for Tenacious D, the band he fronts alongside Kyle. Kyle and [Jason Reed|Lee from Tenacious D's television series]] were about to start a band and were looking for guitarists, to of which they added Konesky alongside Spiker. Nate Rothacker was a friend of Konesky - who was given the drumming position in the band. After the five had formed, they decided to call themselves Trainwreck. Konesky moved to Los Angeles, where Trainwreck would then frequently play club shows.
In 2006, Konesky was made the electric guitar player for Tenacious D's Pick Of Destiny tour, supporting the film and album. Konesky dressed up as the 'Anti-Christ' - after a skit in the show caused Tenacious D to go to hell and meet Satan. Konesky's first gig with Tenacious D was at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas on the 11th of November.
B.C. Rich Mockingbird Exotic Classic (Koa)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird Exotic Classic (Spalted Maple)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (Handbuilt)
1977 Ibanez 2405 Custom Agent.
1995 Gibson Les Paul Standard.
B.C. Rich Mockingbird NJ.
Froggy Bottom H12C
Seagull Coastline Parlour
Seagull Maritime SWS Mini-Jumbo
Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Ten Top.
Late 1970s Alvarez Yairi DY-75.
Fender Cabronita Telecaster
Mesa/Boogie Stiletto Ace 2x12
Mesa/Boogie Dual Caliber DC-5.
1973 Marshall Super Lead 100.
Fender Twin 1965 Backface Reissue.
Marshall 1960a with reissue greenbacks.
RMC Wizard Wah
MXR Phase 90.
Boss TU-2 Tuner.
Analog Man King of Tone V4 dual overdrive pedal.
Boss CS-3 Compressor/Sustainer.
Maxon AD-999 Delay
30' Coiled Bullet Cable
- The Pick of Destiny, Tenacious D (2006) - Guitar [Electric]
- "Car Chase City", Tenacious D (2006) - Composer
- "The Metal", Tenacious D (2006) - Composer
- Guitar Hero III, Tenacious D (2007) - Composer
- The Wreckoning, Trainwreck (2009) - Guitar, Composer
- Rize of the Fenix, Tenacious D (2012) - Guitar
|2004||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Trainwreck||"TV Theme"|
|2006||Saturday Night Live||Tenacious D||"Kickapoo" and "The Metal"|
|American Music Awards of 2006||"POD"|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||"Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)"|
|Friday Night with Jonathan Ross||"POD"|
|Spike Video Game Awards||"The Metal"|
|2008||BBC||Tenacious D||Reading and Leeds Festivals|
|2006||Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny||Guitar, Song Writer||Various Songs|
|2008||The Complete Masterworks Part 2||Tenacious D||Live Concert & Documentary|
|2005||Current TV Halloween special||Trainwreck||Host|
- "Pick of Destiny", Tenacious D (2006)
- "Tim Blankenship", Trainwreck (2008)
- "The Roadie", Tenacious D (2012)
- "Destiny lands Ohioans jobs with". The Columbus Dispatch. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
- Tenacious D Official Site
- Trainwreck Official Site
- Trainwreck on Myspace
- An interview with John Spiker and John Konesky (under the pseudonyms of Boy Johnny and John Bartholomew Shredman respectively)
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