Tad Kubler

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Tad Kubler
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Background information
Origin Janesville, WI
Genres Post-punk, alternative rock, indie rock
Instruments guitar, bass
Years active 1998–present
Labels French Kiss, Vagrant
Associated acts The Hold Steady, Lifter Puller, Song of Zarathustra
Website http://www.theholdsteady.com/
Notable instruments
Gibson ES-335

Tad Kubler is an American guitarist, known for his work with Lifter Puller, Song of Zarathustra, and, most-notably, The Hold Steady. He grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.[1][2]


Kubler was considered bright and energetic but difficult to handle by most of his high school teachers before he was diagnosed with ADD. He spent a year in college with a major in music at University of Wisconsin–Rock County before dropping out to move to Madison.[1]


Kubler grew up listening to bands like Queen, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top and, perhaps most importantly, Cheap Trick.[3] When he was seven years old, Cheap Trick's manager of the time had a wife and two daughters who lived across the street, giving Kubler the opportunity to meet Rick Nielsen.


Electric Guitars[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kubler's 12-year-old daughter Murphy[4] is a model, working with companies such as Old Navy, J.Crew, The Jessica Simpson Collection and Maddie Ziegler's own clothing line "Maddie Style".[5]