April 15, 2014 – Shane Paul Gibson was born February 21, 1979 in Houma, Louisiana. He graduated in 2002 from the Berklee College of Music, moving then to Los Angeles, where he first worked as a roadie for Kiss and later on TV spots and music for movies, before becoming the touring lead guitarist for the rock band 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.
He was than hired on and joined forces in a project group called, Mr Creepy. The band was formed by Arthur Gonzales who also brought in (studio musicain) Michael G Clark, award winning bassist/vocalist, Jasmine Cain, and ex-Black Label Society drummer, Mike Froedge.
In 2010 he formed American avant-garde metal supergroup, stOrk along with session drummer Thomas Lang. The band’s self titled debut album, stOrk, was released in January 2011. Their second album, Broken Pieces, was set to be released on April 29, 2014, which turned out to be 2 weeks after his passing.
Shane was also a founding member of the heavy metal/comedy act named SchwarZenatoR along with JP Von Hitchburg and Jonathan Weed. Their self-titled debut album was released on February 23rd 2010. He also played guitar on Godhead singer Jason C. Miller’s solo album Last to Go Home and in 2010, he recorded the single “Free” with band Echoes the Fall.
Gibson sadly died from a blood clotting disorder on April 15, 2014. He was 35 at the time.
Gibson was most recently a member of STORK, the project featuring super drummer Thomas Lang (PAUL GILBERT), lead singer VK Lynne (VITA NOVA, Eve’s Apple) and bassist Kelly LeMieux (BUCKCHERRY, GOLDFINGER).
stORK released the following statement regarding Gibson‘s passing:
“It is with deepest sadness and regret that we must confirm that STORK founding member and lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 a.m. on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old.
“Shane was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who loved him as much as we did.”