John Connolly (musician)

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John Connolly
Background information
Born (1968-10-21) October 21, 1968 (age 48)
New Jersey, United States
Genres Alternative metal, heavy metal, nu metal, thrash metal, power metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, drums, bass
Years active 1988-present
Labels Warner Bros., 7 Bros.
Associated acts Sevendust, Piece Dogs, Projected
Notable instruments
Epiphone signature John Connolly Les Paul guitar
Dean Soltero

John Connolly was born on October 21, 1968 in New Jersey.[1] Connolly was drummer for the band Piece Dogs. He then joined Sevendust for rhythm guitar and has recorded with the band on all their releases to date. Connolly is known for his fire designed custom made Les Paul guitar designed by Epiphone, but has since switched to Dean Guitars. He is (by far) the most tattooed member of the band.

Connolly married with Lori Kirkley on March 24, 2001. They have a daughter born in 2005.


Piece Dogs[edit]

In 1988, John Connlly with vocalist Greg Anderson, guitarist Mike Grimmett, bassist Kyle Sanders start a new band called Piece Dogs in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1992 Connolly with the band released a LP album titled "Exes for Eyes" through Energy Records. He was in the band as an original drummer. The band genre was power and thrash metal. Piece Dogs disbanded several months after releasing the album.


After Piece Dogs, Connolly joined the American heavy metal band Sevendust as a rhythm guitarist. Since original guitarist Clint Lowery left in 2004 and returned in 2008 (Sonny Mayo was Clint Lowery's replacement), John Connolly had been the lead guitarist (with Mayo being the rhythm guitarist).


Piece Dogs[edit]

  • Exes for Eyes





  1. ^ Sevendust Guitarist John Connolly: Bringing Heavy End Of Things. (March 6, 2009). "". Accessed 2010-03-28.

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