Corrosion of Conformity at Dantes Portland (Concert Poster) Justin Hampton 18X24. From the John D. Hopkins and Reed Mullin Collection. Hopkins, resident of Oquawka, IL and soundman to Corrosion of Conformity and a multitude of other bands passed away unexpectedly at the age of 50 after blazing a trail through his industry of live sound and touring with some of the best names in metal. His first sound gig was at the infamous Gabe’s in Iowa City. It was a gig that, with hard work, would eventually lead him to doing live sound and managing tours all over the world for such bands as COC, Weedeater, Orange Goblin, Neurosis, Overkill, Uncle Acid, Sleep, High on Fire and The Melvins. Along with doing live sound John also played music with regional bands such as Aunt Acid, Brick, Scrid, Kita, Burnout and The Horde. John was himself also a huge fan of music and had accumulated a vast collection while traveling and running live sound. He had recently been gifted the vinyl collection of his friend Reed Mullin (co-founder and drummer of Corrosion of Conformity) who had recently passed away himself. Mullin co-founded COC in Raleigh, NC with guitarist Woody Weatherman, bassist Mike Dean, and vocalist Benji Shelton. They combined their up-tempo hardcore with the hard rock influence of Black Sabbath to land in their distinct punk-metal crossover style. Those influenced by Mullin include Dave Grohl (who called Mullin his drumming hero), Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, guitarist Matt Sweeney, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, and Lars Ulrich. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Other Music Memorabilia”. The seller is “theraggedrecord” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.
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