MI SUCCESS STORY: DAVE KUSHNER
A childhood friend of Slash, and playing in bands since the age of 16, David Kushner decided to come to MI to really jump into the world of music in Hollywood. He eventually became best known as the rhythm guitarist for the hard rock supergroup, Velvet Revolver. Kushner has also been a member of Wasted Youth, Electric Love Hogs, Danzig, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro’s solo band, Sugartooth.
Currently, much of his success is also in writing and composing music for films and television, most notable the theme for FX series Sons of Anarchy, titled “This Life”, where he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2009, and in 2010, he received an ASCAP Award for the same theme.
He’s also collaborated on the music for the movies Four Christmases, Couples Retreat and the ABC drama series Detroit 1-8-7, amongst others.