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Tony Reed is a musician and sound engineer from Dallas, Texas (USA). His parents listened to Black Sabbath and Heavy Rock in general, so he just naturally gravitated towards it. When he heard Kiss aged 9 he knew he wanted to be musician, though it took 3 more years for him to pick up his first instrument, drums, as he did not heave the means to do so earlier.

He started recording very early as well. He recorded everything he did, playing with a buddy trying their hands at Sabbath, Judas Priest, and all the other classics. He used to record band in town for free with a portable 4-track recorder to develop his skills before opening his own small eight tracks studio in 1994.

In 2000, Mos Generator was formed by Scooter Haslip (bass) and Shawn Johnson (drums) and Tony Reed (guitar and vocals). The band continues to this day. Meanwhile, Tony formed Stone Axe together with Dru Brinkerhoff in 2007. The band was active from 2007 to 2012 and again in 2016 for some reunion shows.

In 2020 Tony Reed released released a cover version of Sat In Your Lap on a limited edition 12″ single coupled with Sergeant Thunderhoof‘s version of Cloudbusting.


  • Tony Reed. Riffipedia – The Stoner Rock Wiki, retrieved 29 February 2024