Born in Indiana and raised in California William has been a fixture in the lexicon of Heavy Metal/Hard Rock since the 80’s.
He became a rabid underground tape trader, parlaying his knowledge and connections into accepting an offer to handle A&R duties for several years at Metal Blade & Capitol Records. William has been an instrumental voice in the evolution of the genre ever since.
He narrated the “Vio-lence” DVD “Blood & Dirt”, was featured in “Get Thrashed,”, a film that discusses the early days and evolution of Thrash Metal,as well as the critically acclaimed “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” the documentary on the Canadian band he helped sign to their 1st US record deal.William was also instrumental in signing diverse non- Metal acts such as Goo Goo Dolls and the Butthole Surfers as well.
Currently he serves as DJ at the world famous Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood, Studio DJ for “That Metal Show” on VH1 Classic, DJ on the “Monsters Of Rock” Cruises, and for the last 16 years has hosted & produced his own specialty radio show called: “The Vault”on KNAC.COMDuring that span he has interviewed hundreds of Rock/Metal acts and has showcased many new bands.
“Radio has given me an excellent opportunity to share my knowledge and collection with listeners around the world on a regular basis that wasn’t possible back in the day”
As a big music fan William attends on an average of 60-70 shows a year. He’s seen everyone from Deep Purple, KISS, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Rush, Cheap Trick to Metallica all in their heyday.
To date, he’s witnessed somewhere in the range of 3000 shows with no signs of letting up.
“It’s been a joy to see and work with a variety of my heroes over the years and it has given me a unique behind the scenes perspective that wouldn’t be possible if not for the love of music in all forms.”