Masterclass with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp Presents: A Masterclass with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon!
Chat and interact LIVE with Bill during this exclusive online masterclass as he shares his tips, techniques and stories! Directly ask him a question you've always wanted to know!
Bill Kelliher is best known as rhythm guitarist of heavy metal band Mastodon. He is a native of Victor, New York.
Kelliher performs a number of different roles within Mastodon. These include backing vocals during live performances, complex guitar parts and occasional lead guitar. Also running the samples and ambiance in between and during songs, for that he utilizes a Jamman looper. He shares guitar duties with Brent Hinds, playing mainly complex rhythm parts, although he occasionally plays solos, such as on "Sleeping Giant", and harmonized dual leads with Hinds, such as on "Black Tongue". On June 12, 2007, Hinds and Kelliher won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods award for best shredders, Mastodon's first ever award. Mastodon won a Grammy for "Best metal performance" for the song Sultans Curse in 2018.
Kelliher along with Brann Dailor and Brent Hinds portrayed "wildlings" on season five, episode eight of Game of Thrones, which was filmed in Belfast in Northern Ireland. As previously reported, the band's original song "White Walker" is featured on the Game of Thrones mixtape Catch the Throne Vol. 2, but in the instance of their physical appearance, a press release from Reprise Records reports that the band was personally invited to participate in the show by Game of Thrones executive producer Dan Weiss, who is a fan of the band.