Shane Gibson (musician)

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Shane Gibson
Background information
Birth name Shane Paul Gibson
Born (1979-02-21)February 21, 1979
Houma, Louisiana, United States
Died April 15, 2014(2014-04-15) (aged 35)
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Genres Hard rock, thrash metal, industrial metal, progressive metal, nu metal, acoustic, experimental
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, bass
Labels Indie
Associated acts Korn, Jonathan Davis and the SFA, L. Shankar, stOrk, SchwarZenatoR, Jason C. Miller
Website Official website

Shane Gibson (February 21, 1979 – April 15, 2014) was an American musician best known for being the touring guitarist for the American metal group Korn, after the departure of Brian "Head" Welch in February 2005. He also played the lead guitar for the solo tour of Jonathan Davis from Korn.[1]

Gibson spent most of his teenage years in Florida and graduated in 2002 from the Berklee College of Music where he attended on a scholarship basis. Moving then to Los Angeles, California, where he first worked as a roadie for Kiss and later on TV spots and music for movies, he was introduced to Jonathan Davis by Richard Gibbs, and then hired to play some dates with Korn. Following the absence of Munky (aka James Shaffer) in January 2008, Gibson became the lead guitar player for Korn.

Jonathan Davis stated that Shane "reminds him of Head" in that "he's kind of introverted and whenever he's in the room things just seem to fall around him." However, with Munky's return to Korn on February 23, 2008, Gibson was back to playing the rhythm guitar parts only.[citation needed]

His main band, stOrk, with Thomas Lang, singer VK Lynne and bassist Kelly Lemieux, is an experimental rock band that combined different elements, including thrash metal and progressive rock.[2] Their self-titled album stOrk was released in January 2011.

Gibson was also a founding member of the heavy metal / comedy act named SchwarZenatoR along with JP Von Hitchburg and Jonathan Weed. Their self-titled debut album was released on February 23, 2010.

He played guitar on Godhead singer Jason C. Miller's solo album Last to Go Home. In 2010. he recorded the single "Free" with band Echoes the Fall.

Gibson died on April 15, 2014, in Birmingham, Alabama, of complications from a blood clotting disorder. The last album he played guitar in is Broken Peices by his band stOrk, which is set to be released on April 29, 2014.


  • Carvin Guitars DC747 7 String Shane Gibson Model
  • Carvin Guitars C850 Cobalt Acoustc Guitar
  • Carvin Guitars AG100D Acoustic Amplifier
  • Nil Guitars Emotion Capture 7 String Shane Gibson Custom Model
  • Fuchs Audio Technology Viper Amplifiers
  • Curt Mangan Strings


  • 2005: As a solo artist – Mr. Stork
  • 2007: Jonathan Davis and the SFAAlone I Play
  • 2009: L. ShankarFace to Face
  • 2009: Jason C. MillerLast to Go Home
  • 2010: SchwarZenatoR – SchwarZenatoR
  • 2010: stOrkstOrk
  • 2010: New World Man – A Tribute to Rush
  • 2010: Echoes the Fall – "Free"
  • 2011: Jonathan Davis and the SFA – Debut solo album
  • 2013: SchwarZenatoR - "Jingle All The Way" Single
  • 2014: stOrk – Broken Pieces


  1. ^ April 15, 2014 (2013-04-17). "Former Korn Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson Dead At 35". Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Home". Korn. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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