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By Dave B. Roberts. Check out this interview in its entirety featured in the forthcoming Ax Facts & Stats Volume 2 book due for release SOON, featuring Q&As not featured in the online interviews!
February 2012: Ax Facts & Stats with Theory of a Deadman guitarist Dave Brenner.

My name is:
Dave Brenner

My current job is:
Guitar for Theory of a Deadman.

My hometown:
Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

My guitar influences growing up were:
Jerry Cantrell, Chris Cornell.

The guitars I use are:
Gibsons, Les Paul Jr. Flying V's, Les Paul Standard.

The strings and tunings I use are:
I use SIT strings, Standard and Dropped tunings,

My current rig setup consists of:
Orange Rockerverb 100, Couple Pedals, Mesa Cabinets.

My normal songwriting process consists of:
Jammin' on an acoustic guitar.

Favorite all-time song (any artist) is:
"Nutshell", Alice in Chains.

My Career highlight thus far is:
Playing an Olympic Show in our hometown of Vancouver, to the most diverse crowd possible.

My most embarrassing moment on stage:
None, knock on wood.

Other than my guitar and amps, the one piece of my gear that I cannot live without is:
FCell phone, for on the spot recording purposes.

The first song I ever mastered on guitar:
“About a Girl” by Nirvana.

My first guitar was:
Aria Pro II, Sweet marble blue.

If I am only sure of one thing in life, It's:
Life Flies!

The one ritual I always perform prior to going on stage is:
Take a leak!.

My 3 all-time favorite albums:
Alice in Chains - Dirt , Blind Melon - Soup , Faith No More - King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime.

Favorite junk food:
Old Dutch Ketchup Chips

What I like to do in my "off" time (hobbies):
Play Beer League Ice Hockey with my Team the "Rock N' Rollas".

The first thing I do when I come home from touring is:

Right after this interview I'm going to:
The studio.

I couldn't imagine being on the road without:
My ps3.

My guilty pleasure band or artist:
I'm proud of all my music intrests.

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The one musician I would love to work with that I have not yet had the chance would be:
Jerry Cantrell.

When it's all said and done, I want the world to remember me for:
being a class act guy.


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