Damon Johnson


Five Questions with Brother Cane Guitarist Damon Johnson

Damon Johnson has played in some of the most popular rock bands in the world. Some ‘90s rock fans may know the guitarist from his “moderately popular” band Brother Cane, but since they broke up in 2000, Johnson’s stood on stage with the likes of Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders and most recently—Southern rock’s Lynyrd Skynyrd—filling the formidable shoes of original Skynryd guitarist Gary Rossington as he battles health issues.

Guitarist Damon Johnson Recalls The Life Changing Night He Saw Van Halen In 1980 [VIDEO]

Guitarist Damon Johnson says the night he first witnessed Van Halen in concert, it literally left him in tears. Johnson (Brother Cane, Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, Blackstar Riders) was a recent guest on Final Resonance TV and shared the story of the time he first saw Van Halen in concert. It was on August 4th, 1980 at the Birmingham Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He and his friends were able to get third row, stage left seats right in front of Eddie Van Halen’s microphone.

USC long snapper Damon Johnson named semifinalist for Patrick Mannelly Award

USC senior Damon Johnson was named a semifinalist for the Patrick Mannelly Award, given annually to the nation's top long snapper, on Monday evening. Johnson was joined by nine other long snappers from across the country: Cal Adomitis (Pittsburgh), Cameron Kaye (Troy), Brian Keating (UConn), Antonio Ortiz (TCU), Ross Reiter (Colorado State), Bradley Robinson (Ohio State), Oscar Shadley (Virginia Tech), Jordan Silver (Arkansas) and Alex Ward (UCF).

USC long snapper Damon Johnson recognized by the Patrick Mannelly Award

The Patrick Mannelly Long Snapper Award announced their list of mid-season top performers, and USC’s Damon Johnson made the list. “Honored to be associated with this group of men,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Couldn’t be in this position without my teammates and coaches. I look forward to finishing this season off strong.”