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Black Label Society - John “JD” DeServio
John “JD” DeServio’s career in Black Label Society has been a book-ended one in tenure.
First, JD was recruited as an original BLS member in 1999, being a long-time friend of Zakk Wylde’s, and having spent some time holding down the bottom end with Wylde in his previous band, Pride and Glory (1993/94) he was a natural fit.
JD eventually departed BLS to focus on other things, and then subsequently made an illustrious return to the Doom Crew camp in 2005. In between his stints Black Label, the band went through four replacements including Mike Inez, currently in Alice In Chains, and Robert Trujillo, who is now in Metallica. Confused? Don’t be. JD is as solid of a guy in this Black Label camp, as is his bass playing chops solid amongst peers in the rock world.
Noted for his technical playing expertise, soulful feel, and jazz influences, JD’s fretted (and fretless) rosewood moves are plenty. His bass clinics and other appearances are as well attended as a New York Ranger’s playoff game in the Garden, and like his stage-left side-kick The Evil Twin in Black Label Society, he can often be found watching NHL hockey games featuring those beloved Rangers- no matter where he may be sitting in the world.
Lately he’s been holed up with Wylde at the new Black Label Bunker Studio complex working on the latest BLS album due on E1 Records this Summer 2010.
JD recently released his latest side project- the acclaimed Cycle Of Pain to the masses in 2009. Any die-hard BLS fan should check it out.