Name: Jason Thornberry
Location: Orange County, California
Thornberry was once written off as a vegetable. He was
seriously injured, requiring several months of hospitalization,
two-dozen casts, numerous medical procedures and over
a year of intensive therapy before he could re-enter the
had played in bands for years, and did a festival gig
with, a then unknown, Eminem, as well as Cypress Hill,
Pennywise and Blink-182. His band then was just about
to release their debut album and begin touring.
The day the album came out Jason was in intensive care
after being beaten by two gang members. He was in a coma
for some time, while his assailants went free on a technicality.
Four months later he was released in a wheelchair. Less
than a year later he was walking again, and started writing
again, as he'd been done since he was a child. He would
continue to see several therapists for a year, having
lost the ability to speak, eat, or use the left side of
his body after the assault.
Jason's style a mixture of technical musical knowledge,
wit, sarcasm, open-mindedness, and an often quirky sense
of humor is seen in magazines around the world,
and it's only a matter of time until he's reached the
notoriety he nearly gave his life looking for.