Sam Ash was proud to host the band of Machine Gun Kelly recently in our Manhattan store on 34th street. I was able to sit down and ask them a few questions about recording, their tour, their gear, the new album, and personal philosophies and inspirations. So with that in mind, take a look at the full interview below!

Machine Gun Kelly Band: The Interview

When the interview was complete, I was anxious to let the guys loose in the store and see where they all ended up. We often make musicians larger than life figures, but they love gear just like the rest of us. Many of these guys play multiple instruments and enjoy any chance to hop on something that they don’t play night after night on tour.


Baze for instance is a talented keyboard player who took the needed role as bass player in the band. Rook is the drummer, but you’ll quickly see that he was picking up and playing anything that he could get his hands on. We love gear. Machine Gun Kelly band loves gear. So have a look below at all that we got ourselves into on our store floor walkthrough.


Machine Gun Kelly Band: The Store Floor Walkthrough


I really enjoyed my time with this band. They are an insanely talented group of musicians, and I wish them all the best on their tour and future endeavors. For more information on the album and the Machine Gun Kelly tour, check out

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.