Groove – Episode #77: Todd Kerns
One of the hardest working musicians in rock n’ roll is Todd “Dammit” Kerns. Currently, he’s the bass player for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, but I’ve known Todd since the late eighties when his band, The Age of Electric, was about to hit the scene.
The band after AOE was Static In Stereo, but Todd would go on to do a solo album and then form Sin City Sinners with Brent Muscat (from Faster Pussycat). Todd is a dynamic Canadian (now living in Las Vegas). He took a bunch of his ex-pat rocking buddies and formed, Toque, a band of former Canadians who cover Canadian bands.
Todd grabs all kinds of interesting gigs and has managed to extend his work beyond bass duties. He’s got his own podcast, his own signature model bass (and guitar), he received a star on the B.C. Entertainment Walk of Fame, and his own clothing line (Dammitwear / Anti-Star). Beyond all that, we get on so well because we’re both huge comic book nerds. So, if you want to know what it’s like to rock with Slash from Guns N’ Roses or roll with former KISS members on the KISS Kruise, you won’t want to miss this.
Enjoy the conversation…