|Birth name||Vince Hornsby|
|Also known as||Boss|
|Born||October 22, 1966|
|Genres||Alternative metal, heavy metal, nu metal|
|Labels||Asylum, 7 Bros.|
|Associated acts||Sevendust, Projected|
Epiphone Les Paul 4-stringDean Hillsboro 4-string
Vince Hornsby (born October 22, 1966) is the bassist and one of the founding members of American alternative metal band Sevendust. He is known for his humorous demeanor and facial expressions during live shows. Hornsby plays with a plectrum, and wears his bass down to his hip and will occasionally bend over so that it is positioned next to his knees.
Before the formation of Sevendust, Hornsby was in the band Snake Nation along with Morgan Rose, also of Sevendust. In 1994, Snake Nation were supported by fellow local group, Body & Soul, an R&B group fronted by Lajon Witherspoon. Amazed by Witherspoon's vocal prowess, Rose and Hornsby asked him to join their band. Next they recruited guitarists John Connolly, the former drummer of the band Peacedog, and Lee Banks to form Rumblefish. The name was later changed to Crawlspace. Clint Lowery of Still Rain from North Carolina replaced Lee Banks in 1995 when the band's arduous schedule forced him to quit. The band was scheduled in lots of touring before and after the success of Home in 1999 including Woodstock, OzzFest and the Warped Tour.
When a group on the west coast claimed the rights to Sevendust's previous name, Crawlspace, the band struggled to find a new name. While he doesn't take credit for the band's name, Hornsby ultimately came across a can of "Sevin Dust" while looking through his grandmother's garage.
In addition to being the tallest member of Sevendust (standing at 6'2"), Hornsby is also the only band member who does not have any (visible) tattoos or piercings.
- Sevendust (1997)
- Home (1999)
- Animosity (2001)
- Seasons (2003)
- Next (2005)
- Alpha (2007)
- Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow (2008)
- Cold Day Memory (2010)
- Black Out the Sun (2013)
- Time Travelers & Bonfires (2014)
- Kill the Flaw (2015)
- Human (2012)
- Dean Hillsboro 4-string
- Epiphone les paul signature bass
- Epiphone les paul std bass
- Epiphone les paul custom bass
- Schecter Diamond P Custom 4
- Peavey Tour 700 Series head
- Peavey Tour 810 8x10