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Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana DJ WILL has been a fixture in the lexicon of Heavy Metal/Hard Rock since the 80`s.He became a rabid underground tape trader, parlaying his knowledge and connections into accepting an offer to handle A&R duties at Metal Blade & Capitol Records. DJ WILL has been an instrumental voice in the evolution of the genre ever since.
He has been featured in “Get Thrashed,” a film that discusses the early days and evolution of Thrash Metal, as well as the critically acclaimed “Anvil: The Story of Anvil" the documentary on the Canadian band he helped sign to their 1st US record deal. DJ WILL was also instrumental in signing diverse non- Metal acts such as Goo Goo Dolls and the Butthole Surfers as well.
Currently he serves as the Studio DJ for “That Metal Show” on VH1 Classic, Production Assistant at Rockline Radio, Weekend DJ at the world famous Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood and for the last 14 years has hosted his own specialty radio show called “The Vault”on KNAC.COM
During that span he has interviewed hundreds of Rock/Metal acts and has
showcased many new bands.
As a big music fan William attends on an average of 60-70 shows a year. He’s seen everyone from Deep Purple, KISS, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Rush, Cheap Trick to Metallica all in their heyday. To date, he’s witnessed somewhere in the range of 3000 shows with no signs of letting up.