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Jason Hensley

Louisville Rock Closeup
By Eddy Metal

Name: Jason Hensley .

Age: 28 .

Instrument: Drums .

Bands/Former Bands: False, Inmate 42 and Standard Issue.

How Long on Instrument: 22 years.

Equipment: 9-piece Mapex drums, Zildjian cymbals, Pearl hardware and pedals and Vic Firth sticks.

Influences: Mike Portnoy, Vinnie Paul.

My First Gig: I'd say 1994 at the Trojan's Den in Radcliff with Standard Issue. What a mess that show was.

Hobbies: Drums, working on cars and partying .

Favorite Movie: Slingblade or any of the saw movies.

Favorite Food: I love Italian food, but sometimes a Chinese buffet sounds pretty good, too.

Favorite Place: On stage behind my kit. That's where I'm content.

Bad Habits: I tend to cuss way too much. But I just got out of the military a little over a year ago, so I have an excuse.

What I listen To Nowadays: Lamb of God kicks so much ass, Dream Theater still impresses the hell out of me and last I'd have to say Type O Negative.

Coolest Thing I've Ever Done: Jumping out of airplanes was pretty cool. That was one hell of a rush for sure.

Most Embarrassing Moment: Every time I drop a damn drumstick is embarrassing. Our songs really don't have many rests where I can reach down and grab another without sounding like I'm screwing up. So I guess that's it.