MUSHROOM HEAD (1993–PRESENT). Jason Popson, aka J. Mann (vocals, replaced by Waylon Reavis), Jeffrey Hatrix, aka Jeff Nothing (vocals), Richie Moore, aka “Dinner” (guitars, replaced by Dave Felton, aka Gravy), John Sekula, aka JJ Righteous (guitars, replaced by Marco Vukcevich, aka Bronson), Tom Schmitz, aka Shmtoz (keyboards), Joe Kilcoyne, aka Mr. Murdernickel (bass, replaced by Jack Kilcoyne, aka Pig Benis) Steve Felton, aka Skinny (drums and founder), Joe Lenkey, aka DJ Virus (turntables and samples, replaced by Rick Thomas, aka DJ Stitch).
Mushroom Head are a nu/alternative metal band from Cleveland, Ohio, with touches of industrial, hip-hop techno, punk, and other genres thrown into the mix, creating an engaging, but much more interesting on paper than on record, sound. The band was also known for wearing black masks, somewhat akin to the kinds that bands like Slipknot wore, although slightly more like gas masks. The band continues to tour today, expanding the sounds that are accepted as part of metal.
Discography: Superbuick (Shroomco, 1996); M3 (Shroomco, 1999); XX (Eclipse, 2001); Mushroomhead (Mushroomhead, 2003); XIII (Universal, 2003); Savior Sorrow (Megaforce, 2006); Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (Megafoce, 2010)