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Member name: 
Zach Myers
About Me: 
I enjoy long walks on the beach and...oh Wait...this is a self Bio. Ive been going to rock n roll shows and listening to rock n roll since I can remember along with blues and soul music... Well then I started playing guitar at 13. and then at 14 the next thing I knew I had a Manager, a Record Deal, a Band. I released 2 records under the Zach Myers Band name Then I was asked by Brent Smith to play bass for 2 weeks to fill in... Next thing I know I Joined Shinedown playing Guitar. And then went BACK to bass... and now going BACK to guitar... Did I confuse anyone to much there??? Ive been in the band since 2005. And Barry and Brent have been like my best friends through the last 3 years... I also think this band just made the record I've always wanted to hear ANY band make. And I look forward to many years and leaving blood on the stage every night with these 4 guys... We're all just grateful that you all or anyone is listening...and thanks for listening!
Birth month: 
November
Birth Day: 
7th
Nickname: 
haha...Zakk Mylde-Zachula
Astrological Sign: 
Scorpio
Hometown: 
Memphis, TN
Favorite Places: 
Home, New York City, Yankees Stadium, Loraine Motel - National Civil Rights Museum
Favorite Things: 
My Bulldog, My House, Food, Hoogie, Eastern Indian Candies
Favorite Songs: 
Cyanide, Save Me, If you only knew
Last Read: 
Killing yourself to live - Chuck Klosterman
Comments: 

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Nikita Pyatov's picture

Guys, I LOVE YOU! When you come to Russia? My dream is to get you to the concert. Please come to Moscow or St. Petersburg. I love your songs, they're fine. I play your songs on the guitar and really want to get your Autograph guitar. Please come, I LOVE YOU!

luv2rock_88's picture

Hey Zach, I love your playing! I was a fan of SD since I first heard them on the air, but when Sound of Madness Came out it was like Wow! these guys seriously kicking ass! Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide is an awesome song and you tear it up on that track! the whole CD is great to listen to, I can still listen to it over and over, and in Reno last year you guys were just Fucking Awesome! You bring out the Air Guitar rock god in me! Thanks!!

vinkster's picture

hey Zach..my name is Ben taylor..met you at house of blues in myrtle beach, s.c..out back by the bus area with someone..maybe your father..told you about my father in law dying and how much he loved amarylis flowers..was hoping to get brent to give him a shout out before the song...the guy..maybe your father came and told me inside the show that you had told him and he would try if he remembered..but...he didnt remember i guess. we are coming to the show in cherokee..at the casino...its gonna be 1 year to the day since his memorial service.. Any chance we can meet somewhere before the show and maybe try to get him to do it that nite?? we are very big fans of yours...listen to amarylis and sound of madness all the way thru..each one..on the way to the beach every other weekend..you guys are awesome!! keep up the bad ass music!!

eingma's picture

The concert in Lincoln, NE was my first time seeing SHINEDOWN and it was by far the best live show experience I have ever had! In all my years I have seen many concerts, some good, and some bad. But this one will be playing in my mind and soul for a very long time.

It was also a pleasure to meet the band during the meet and greet prior to the show. I hope Eric’s ankle is healing up for him; it most definitely had no effect on his playing, as he sounded awesome! You meet so many I doubt you would remember us. Older guy with my lovely lady and daughter who was going to her first concert…she loved it! She wanted to say thank you to Barry for the drumstick! (Hint – the almost worn out white “Put your hands in the air” T-shirt? Brent noticed it)

It is a real pleasure to see and hear a band who does understand the difference between rock music being treated as a “genre” and to really live thru the sound, lyrics, and the story. Rock music is forged by places, times, and sounds of our lives. To those who don’t understand it you will usually get the response of “It’s too loud” or “I can’t understand the words” we’ll all you have to do is let your heart and mind open up to listen.

Brent, Barry, Eric, and Zach you guys rock! You have combined many facets of rock music to provide a strong driving sound and energy level to your fans while staying down to earth and sincere about common people’s life struggles. Well Done! The four of you make up the four cornerstones of the band called SHINEDOWN. Where each of you bring an individual and unique skill set that when combined…JUST FUCKING ROCKS!

Well in closing I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful concert and to let you know that even a fifty year old can still have a kick ass time in the front row, against the rail, front of the Pit! Looking forward to your next performance, rock on and good fortune to you all!
Eric Ingman
Userid in the fan club - EINGMA

lena2009's picture

Had an amazing time seeing you guys preform again! Well worth the drive and it'll be worth it again in Jacksonville (: Thanks for making the music you guys make and keep it up. You guys are amazing!

JeffMorris's picture

New Daisy!!!!!!

AWESOME...... 2hr drive but worth it!

M@cPhailClan1's picture

Ready to rock in Savannah! Can't wait. You think you guys would ever consider performing in Jacksonville,FL?

lovebug79's picture

Happy Birthday from us in Jackson, TN

theokirishchik@gmail.com's picture

Happy Birthday Zack!

JessAdams's picture

you guys are amazing, dont ever change :)

MaresRaymond-Sandra's picture

well as far as being the biggest fan ofcourse I am...but I also have four daughters that love you all too. They sing along to all your songs and that's because their ages are 15,13,12,8....so yeah we are teh biggest family that can be considered your biggest fans!

lovebug79's picture

HOpe to see you guys soon in concert and if you guys ever decide to come close to Jackson,TN give me a shout out.

kelwood's picture

I met you and Brent today at the DC101 performance. You guys performed amazingly. I was the one who told you that your music has a deep and overwhelming impact on veterans. I appreciate your music and am thankful for the opportunity to have met you guys! Rock on!
Kevin Elwood

Shinedowns-Girl's picture

You are soooo awesome at playing guitar!!!!!! Hope you guys come to Canada so i can hear you in concert. :)

FlippyTA13's picture

Im posting in regards to my girlfriend, a HUGE Shinedown fan whos brother was tragically murdered a few weeks back. She has been devastated since the event and the first bit of any life I've seen in her is that she won tickets for tonights private acoustic set in Scottsdale, with some help from above I believe. I was wondering if there was ANY way possible to maybe get a dedication tonight to her and her brother as I believe this would help her. I dont know if this is possible but her name is Nikki and her brothers name is Chip. His favorite song was If You Only Knew. This would mean EVERYTHING to her and she means EVERYTHING to me.

okufanatic's picture

Zach, I am looking forward to seeing you guys when you play at the Diamond Ballroom in OKC. My son's band, ATRUS, has a song called Stainless that I think you would be impressed with. I connects in the same ways that Bully does sending a strong message to not be unkind to each other. Check them out, they would appreciate your personal comments on their about their three new songs on facebook or reverbnation. See you in OKC. Love ya, Julie

jrg1986's picture

Can you guys come perform at Rocklahoma. Last year over 100,000 people attended. This could be a dying mans last request, I'm shipping out to Afghanistan the monday after Rocklahoma.

Alex's picture

Good afternoon,
I'm planning a Relay for Life for the University of Memphis. Relay for Life is an event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Relay not only raises money for cancer research but also celebrates the fight many people have won against cancer as well as remembers those whom we have lost to the disease. The relay will be held on the night of April 13th. Relay for Life is truly an amazing event, as a cancer survivor I have been to several. However, this is the first Relay for Life at our campus and a lot of people never even heard of the event so it's going to be difficult to lure people out. I want this event to be a success more than anything as well as make it a tradition for the University of Memphis. I am hoping you guys will help, especially since this is Zach's hometown. To be honest I do not know what I can pay or offer the band to come to this event, but this is for an amazing cause and would appreciate any help you can provide me with. If you have any questions feel free to call or email me anytime.

Alex Roubidoux
Director of Relay for Life-University of Memphis

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NicKeppe's picture

Hey thanks for the shown in Camden the other day was great and especially thanks for the plectrum was the perfect way to end an awsome night. Thanks again.

Samantha_3's picture

Why is Shinedown not playing in Memphis or any TN city? We want to see you guys so bad!!!! I will beg if I have to!!! :( Will you be adding more dates? My kids and I really want to see you guys!!!!!!!! Thank you for the amazing music!!! Thank you also for being so patient and down to earth....last year you stopped at the Mall and took pictures w my kids...you made there year!!!!

shininginchains's picture

Your guitar work is by far the best I have heard in a long time! I love the fact that it's easy to distinguish your solos from other Shinedown leads because of your unique style. I'm glad you'll be able to really "shine" (haha XD) with Amaryllis. Please keep up the good work!

Anne's picture

I love listening to your guitar. I used to just listen to the music and sing along and never think about the individual musicians. Now I've learned that you hear the coolest music when you listen to each musicians part of the song. I love your guitar playing. P.S. I'm a major Allen Collins fan which is where I learned to listen and watch the guitarists. Few can kick ass like Allen does on his Freebird solo. Keep Rockin'.

Musicwoman13's picture

Hey Zach! Im teaching myself how to play 45. It's the first full song i plan to learn. I was wondering though, what kind of guitar would you recommend for a beginner player like myself? right now i have a squire by fender. I really want an epiphone les paul of sorts, but will never have close to enough money to get one, even used. Music is my passion but im not sure which guitar would work best for what.

Deteriorating_into_Madness's picture

Hey Zach! This is Brooke and I'm a big fan of Shinedown, but that isn't why i'm commenting. I just want to tell all of you guys of the band, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Your newest song 'Bully' is what I've been looking for.
My cousin, Montana Lance, committed suicide at school almost two years ago, at the age of nine. I am a victim of bullying also and this song made me cry in a wonderful way. I am just so thankful that you guys made this song because I feel like every time someone hears this that maybe it could keep just a single person from dying like my cousin did. Montana's anniversary is on the 21st of this month and I have been struck with a way to get the word out, but when I heard this song I realized one of my favorite bands had done just that.
Thank you, once again and I wish the best for Shinedown!
Sincerely,
Your fan
Deteriorating_Into_Madness

Joyce_3's picture

My facebook is JoyceWorth Independence Mo

Joyce_3's picture

Okay I see you have a bull dog. I am Joyce Worth I work or volunteer for an animal rescue shelter. I am going to do a dvd to get the word out about our shelter. The song What a shame. how can I go about kinda of using the music but chaining the words for rescue animals. I have made lyrics of my own. We are a non profit org. Just want to know what I have to do to use this. would love you guys to sing. but can't afford that. If you can't help thanks anyways

Anonymous's picture

Hi Zach! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! :)

TourReady's picture

Saw your performance last night at Penny Road Pub. One word - PHENOMENAL!!! Thank you for an awesome night. Like you, I didn't want it to end. I'm lookng forward to the Shinedown tour next year and another opportunity to see you perform. Thank You - Thank You - Thank You!!!

KitKatKatie8793's picture

Hey Zach,
I just read that "Zach Myers is not here" thing, and all I could thing was "oh my God. People are so good at (as my friend Chastity would say) 'sticking a lable on someone without getting to know them first'." I met you twice in Ohio (once in Toledo, once in Lima) and you are such a cool, nice, down to earth kind of guy. And you are very open minded. You listen to the fans and talk to them like a normal human being, answer questions, remember them (by their faces, not their names, but hey I do that a lot too with people. lol.), and not act like they're below you. When we really got to talking in Lima, OH we were kind of talking like old friends in a way (same with Jason from Future Ruin, Toby, Joe, and Zack Mack), and that was nice. In Toledo, I spoke with John from Lifeline Revolution for a bit outside and he was really cool too. Really nice.
And it's true what you said about how everyone needs to just get along and work together, and if they have a problem with someone just go up and solve the issue. Everything goes a lot smoother that way. Don't talk about the person behind their back. If you ask me, it sounds like High School ALL over again.
Well, Happy Holidays and I hope to see you again soon. :)

JustinPayne's picture

We're opening for you in Des Moines Zach and could not be more EXCITED! Please check out our website:
justinpayne.com

healer613's picture

Shinedown has gotten me through the most difficult year of my life...the loss of my son Ryan. We would listen to your music together often. I find myself relating his life to many of the songs lyrics. It will be one year December 3. I think it is so awesome that you will be in Michigan performing on his anniversary. When I heard you were coming to town I thought He and God planned this just for me! They are looking out for me for sure! This Acoustic Christmas event will be a very SPECIAL and MEANINGFUL day that I will never forget. Hope to meet you in person, as it would bring me such happiness. Thanks to the band for many hours of healing music! God Bless!

KitKatKatie8793's picture

Zach, thanks so much for stopping in Toledo, Ohio the other night. It made a really bad, stressful week SO much better. I loved the whole thing and I'm really thinking about dragging my mom out to Lima, Ohio just to see the show again. lol. (btw: I'm sure you'd remember me. The girl who commented about how tall you were, and the first in line to talk to you. lol.) Well, Happy Thanksgiving! And I hope to see you soon. :)

shinedownlover's picture

Hey Zach! So cool to be on the site and learning as much about you guys as i can. Another Scorpio in the band..ummmm! Me too (10/26) So hoping to see you play bass or guitar (or both :) ) in the near future. Peace and Love to you and yours!

Lola1050's picture

Happy birthday to Zach! 28 years of Zach Myers!
Cant wait till next year!

LadyMariola's picture

Happy Birthday Zach! You are a full of inspiration person! I love you! Have a great B-Day!

Greetings from Poland!

KEET's picture

HAPPY B-DAY s2

RitaBlack's picture

will we see Shinedown* in Russia someday?

John_18's picture

Hey Zach just wanted to let ya know that your playing and creating is inspirational man! Everybody has the people they look up to when the aspire to be something, you are that for me. Keep on doing what you do! cheers

Connie77's picture

Greetings Zach just about to post my daughter's latest Sonic / Shinedown video creation would love to hear what you think about them. :)

Alandria's picture

Love you as an artist!

Jovi's picture

Hi zach how are u

honeybear's picture

I am waiting and it isn't easy!!! For you guy's to come on over to the Southwest, hopefully Phoenix or close to it. The winter's are beautiful here, no snow unless you want to take a short drive up north to the mountain's, another hour up and you are at Grand Canyon.has to be seen in person to truly appreciate the mind blowing beauty! I will even be your tour guide, no problem!!

swig's picture

Why don't they come to the northeast?

Alandria's picture

THAT REMINDS ME....WHEN I FIRST GRAVITATED TOWARDS SHINEDOWN IT WAS BRENTS SOME ONE SAVE ME.....AND I WA LKE....BRENTS SOO SEXI WIFF HIS FREAKN READ HAIR AN VIDEOS OF PPL IN BROKEN HOUSES....AHHH.....AND THEN I THOUGHT THAT OTHER GUITAR DUDE WAS U AND I WAS LIKE.....WHAT HAPPPENED? THATS NOT THA DUDE FROM THE BUS IN THA VIDEO N THA BACK...SO THEN I SEARCHED U AND SHINEDONW AND OTHER STUFF SHOWED UP.....THEN I THOT WITNESS PROTECTION.....THEN I THOT SINCE U AN BRENT BOTH HAD SLEAVES ON THE OPPOSITE ARMS THAT YOU WR HIS LONG LOST SON AND THAT HE JUST THRU U N THA BAND CAUSE HE FOUND U...THEN I WIKIED BRENTS AGE....THEN I THOT U WR THE LITTLE BOI WIFF THE HIDDEN PEACE ON THA SHELF.....THEN I FOUND OUT THE HIDDEN PAST N BRENTS LYRICS AND GOT PISSED BECUZ I WAS LIKE THAT SEXI MAN DID NOT *** AND THATS NOT WHAT IT MEANS...F* U WOMAN....THEN I CAME HOME N TEARS AND SEARCHED N SEARCHED AND FOUND OUT THE FACTS THAT ARE NOW APPART OF SHINEDOWN HISTORY AND HOW BRENT IS CONTENT WITH THE OUT COME AND HOW 45 IS ABOUT LIFE AND HOW PPL CAN INERPRET WUT EVA THEY WANTED...SO I CHOSE THE DARKER APROACH AND THEN I GOT PISSED WHEN I SEEN THAT CHICK ON BRENT...I WAS LKE WHAT GET OFF HIM...AND FOR LKE 2YEARS I NEVER MADE IT PAST THE INTO 2 45...THEN ACCEDENTALLY SAW A CLIP ON YOUTUBE WIFF BRENT IN A CORNER AND IT CLOSES ON HIM.....THEN AS I CLICKED IT I REALIZED IT WAS 45 AND HAD TO MUSTERD THRU THAT CHICK AND GET THA WHOLE MEANIN OF THE VID....SO BASICLY BRENT CAN THANK U BC IF IT WASNT FOR ME BE'N SO DUMB FOUNDED AS TO HOW U GOT WHERE U R NOW I WUDNT OF GAVE U GUYS A "SECOND CHANCE" ESPECIALY NOT WIFF THA VIDEO SECOND CHANCE BUT SINCE I DID MY RESEARCH....SHINEDOWN HAS A DIE HART. ^_^

Alandria's picture

OMG I JUST MEMBERED DURN SOME Q & A LIKE 2 SITE UPDATES AGO YOU MINCHINED U HAD A LIL SOMTIN OUT B4 THIS....AND I LIKE SEARCHED U 4 3 MONTHS AND I FOUND SUPPOSEDLY THE BAD FAIRWELL WHICH THE INTERNET IS REAL ISSHY ABOUT WHICH WAY YOU SPELL FAIRWELL/FAREWELL....EITHER WAY ITS ANNOIYN ANYWAAY....I READ SOME LYRICS THAT LIKE CRACKED ME UP...A HOBO N A WATCH AND A SANDWHICH....LOL I WAS LIKE THERES NO WAY SEXI ZACH MYERS FRM THE LEGIT BAND SHINEDOWN WAS APART OF THE MAKN OF THIS.....THEN I GOOGLE IMAGED THE GOD FORBIDEN SPELLN OF THE NAME AND GOY LIKE 3 CUTSY PICS OF U WIFF SOME DUDES SO I LIKE TRIED TO WIKIPEDIA U GUYS BUUUT OF COURSE WIKI FREAKN PEDIA WAS ALL ISSY ABOUT THA SPELLN OF THA NAME SO I WAS LIKE F* IT....ZACH FREAKN MYERS DID EXIST IN THIS FREAKN BAND AND HE WAS SEXI! LOL...YEAH THAT WAS MY ACTUAL VERBAL REACTION BUT WITH OUT THE OUT TAKES.....LOOOVVEE YOUU FEAKEN SEXI BEAST FROM DIFFERENT PATHS OF CAREER...IM STILL WAITN FOR SOME AUDIO OF YOU SOUND N LIKE A CHIPMUNK....BUT I BET YOU PROBLY ARLEADY HAD THOSE SECRETLY EARES.....LIKE THIS FAIRWELL THANG ^_^

Alandria's picture

I ALSO REALLY LIKED WHAT YOU DID ON MYSPACE A FEW YEARS BACK.....THE RABLING RECONRDINGS......IT MADE ME LIKE RESPECT AND GRAVITATE TOWARDS YOU...I ALREADY KNEW BRENT WAS THE ISSSH....FROM THE SONGS HE DID THAT BROUGHT ME 2 SHINEDOWN AND BARRY IS LKE FREAKN SCARY ON THE DRUMS DURN LIVE SHOWS THATS Y I LIKE U GUYS YOU KNOW HOW TO PUT ON A SHOW THATS LIKE NOT IN MY MIND REALLY YOU AT THE TIME ATLEST...ERIC IS LIKE....I ALREADY LIKE 2 BASS PLAYERS *U AND THIS LOCAL DUDE.....AND YOUR LAST NAME IS BASS....DUDE CONNECTION.....OFFISH...SHINEDOWN IS ON LOCK RITE UP THERE WIFF THA BIG LEAGUS WHICH TOOK YEARS TO ESTABLISH FOR THEM....IM JUST GLAD THEIR MUSIC HAS PROGRESSED WIFF MY LIFE WHICH IS WAY DIFFERENT THEN WHEN I FIRST GRAVITATED TOWARDS THEM IN....LATE '05 AND HAD ALREADY ACCIDENTALLY BEEN EXPOSED TO SOME OF THEIR DEEPER LYRICS IN 3RD N 4TH....HINT WHAT BAND AM I TALKING ABOUT....OMG I LIKE WATCHED YOUR USTREAM LAST NITE AN I INSTANTLY HAD A BETTER OUT LOOK ON MY SCHOOL DAY 2 DAY.....LOOOOOVEE YOOOU ZACH SEXI NESS.

Alandria's picture

I CAN'T FIND THE WORLD FAMOUS SHINEDOWN PIC WIFF YOU AN ERIC IN THE MIX.....I HAVE YOU INDIVIDUALLY BUT IM LOOKN FOR THE PIC THAT FOR ME WAS LIKE " THIS RIGHT CHEER IS FINAL" - BRENT VOICE ^_^.....ALL THE SITES ARE LIKE *RIGHT CLICK_____ UNCOPY CTRL + Z* IM LIKE "NOOO COPY!!!" AND A STRING OF OTHER THOUGHTS BUT ITS K YALL WILL BE OFFISH ON MY FB.

simplyshinedown's picture

Honeybear, have you found the boys and followed them yet? That lets you see their updates and stuff. Thats how they tell us whats going on. Hope this helps some.

shinedownssunshine's picture

LOVED the new chat and your RIF ROCKED!!!!!! love always CANADA

SC3SD22's picture

hey zach!
right now im on The Fairwell's myspace and listening to the 8 posed songs and man you got more talent than i ever imagined! your voice is amazing,your range in the insturmental world;from guitar, to bass, to vocals, to drums (like in the Everything and Anything Tour for Devour)you can be 1 whole band yourself!
can't wait to hear the new album! Good luck and i hope to hear from you guys soon!
SHINEDOWN FOREVER!!!!!!

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