Vic Johnson (musician)
Vic Johnson with Sammy Hagar on July 12, 2008 at the Moondance Jam
|Birth name||Victor L. Johnson|
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, heavy metal|
|Years active||1980 - present|
|Associated acts||Sammy Hagar|
Vic Johnson was influenced by Jimi Hendrix. He played in several bands throughout high school around the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. Originally from Security, Colorado, he moved to Los Angeles, California in the 1980s, where he joined The BusBoys, a predominantly African-American rock band. The band appeared in the film 48 Hrs., performed on Saturday Night Live, and recorded several albums with Arista Records.
Johnson also took on several side projects during this decade including Sound Barrier, an all-black heavy metal band. Sound Barrier evolved into Total Eclipse, played clubs such as the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, and toured across the country. During the 1990s Johnson was a session musician, but in 1997 he joined Sammy Hagar's band on the Marching to Mars world tour. Johnson continues to tour with members of Hagar's Waboritas.
Hagar also called Johnson for his supergroup The Circle, along with bassist Michael Anthony (whom Hagar met in Van Halen and who also played occasionally with The Waboritas), and drummer Jason Bonham.
- RedRocker.com - Born to Rock - Built to Last
- Greene, Andy (April 3, 2015). "Watch Sammy Hagar and the Circle Tear Through 'When It's Love'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 7, 2015.