Jason Jones (musician)
|Jason "Gong" Jones|
|Birth name||George Jason Jones|
August 16, 1978|
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Labels||Burnhill Union Records|
Jason "Gong" Jones (born August 16, 1978) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Originally a tattoo artist, he was the front man and vocalist of rock band Drowning Pool from 2003 to 2005, providing vocals for the band's 2004 album Desensitized after Dave Williams' death. He is lead vocalist with the band AM Conspiracy. He is currently involved in a side project called Motorhick.
Drowning Pool: 2003–2005
In 2003, Jason Jones was recruited by Texas-based metal band Drowning Pool (at the time C. J. Pierce, Stevie Benton, and Mike Luce) after the loss of their original frontman Dave Williams, who died of a heart condition while on the Ozzfest tour in August 2002.
Jones took the position as the band's frontman from 2003 to 2005. In that time period, he helped the band record their second full-length album Desensitized (2004), which brought hit songs such as "Step Up" (used for the motion picture The Punisher and the theme song for WWE WrestleMania XX), and the minor hits "Love and War" and "Killin' Me". Jones also recorded "Rise Up" from the WWE ThemeAddict: The Music, Vol. 6 album in 2004.
In 2005, Jones left the band due to musical differences and personal reasons. Dino Cazares had his eye on Jones to form a new band after his own folded but the project never took place.
AM Conspiracy: 2006–2012
- Jason Jones collaborated with Ben Moody and Jason C. Miller for a song "The End Has Come" which appeared on the soundtrack of The Punisher 2004 film.
- He was one of the singers that auditioned for Sepultura as the replacement for Max Cavalera, who left the band in 1996, but lost the position to Derrick Green.
- Desensitized (2004)
- "Pedal to the Metal" (2014) - Single
- "ANDREAS KISSER Says CHUCK BILLY's SEPULTURA Audition Tape Was 'Interesting'". Blabbermouth.net. December 15, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2017.