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short biographyA gifted musician, Smith played excellently, not only on the bass guitar, and drums, keyboards, saxophone and guitar - that Smith taught his friend Roger Stevens basic chords and show how to play solos.
A gifted musician, Smith played excellently, not only on the bass guitar, and drums, keyboards, saxophone and guitar -Smith was taught his friend Roger Stevens basic chords and show how to play solos. In 1989, they left his hometown of Columbus, Mississippi, and settled in Los Angeles, where he met with the other members of the future group (only guitarist Thorne had experience -He briefly played in the " metal " R.O.T. group). Demo teip Blind Melon began to live an independent life, attracting the attention of not only fans of alternative rock, but also professionals - musicians interested firm The Atlantic, not knowingthat the authors liked her record in the asset only five songs ! The company has signed a contract with Blind Melon, the band went into the studio, where, as it turned out, recorded and Guns N`Roses - it turned out that Hung and Axl Rose`s old friends, and this has played an important role when it`s time to " unwind " the debut album Blind Melon.After a tour with Soungarden musicians moved to North Carolina, where with the help of producer sietlckogo Parasara Rica finished recording and mixing their first child. The album "Blind Melon" was a great success, the magazine "Rolling Stone" photograph of musicians placed (in the nude) on the cover of its November issue 1993. The next studio album the band released only in 1995, before he could lose the generous advances that allowed musicians to criticism, and yet the disc "Soup" turned in no way weaker than the previous one. In late 1995, he died of a heroin overdose vocalist and composer group Shannon Hoon ; In 1996 the band released the album "Nico",dedicated to his memory and named after the daughter of the former leader of Blind Melon.