Shane Gibson (musician)

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Shane Gibson
Background information
Birth nameShane Paul Gibson
Born(1979-02-21)February 21, 1979
Houma, Louisiana, United States
DiedApril 15, 2014(2014-04-15) (aged 35)
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Genres Hard rock, thrash metal, industrial metal, progressive metal, nu metal, acoustic, experimental
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass
Labels Indie
Associated acts Korn, Jonathan Davis and the SFA, L. Shankar, stOrk, SchwarZenatoR, Jason C. Miller, Echoes The Fall
Website Official website

Shane Paul Gibson (February 21, 1979 April 15, 2014) was an American musician best known for being the touring guitarist for the American metal group Korn, after the departure of Brian "Head" Welch in February 2005. He also played the lead guitar for the solo tour of Jonathan Davis from Korn. [1]


He was hired on and joined forces in a project group called Mr Creepy. The band was formed by Arthur Gonzales who also brought in (studio musician) Michael G Clark, award-winning bassist/vocalist, Jasmine Cain, and ex-Black Label Society drummer, Mike Froedge.

His main band, stOrk, with Thomas Lang, singer VK Lynne and bassist Kelly Lemieux, is an experimental rock band that combined different elements, including thrash metal and progressive rock. [2]

In 2010, he made some songs with an American metal band, Echoes The Fall.

He appeared in a 2014 episode of the TBS prank show, Deal with It . [3] The episode aired on May 21.

Gibson died on April 15, 2014, in Birmingham, Alabama, of complications from a blood clotting disorder.

Personal life

Shane holds Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music. [4]


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  2. "Home". Korn. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  3. "Deal with It, Season 2, Episode 10". Retrieved 2015-11-10.