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Birth name  Zachary Baird
Years active  1989 - present

Name  Zac Baird
Role  Keyboardist
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Born  February 16, 1971 (age 44) (1971-02-16)
Origin  Orange County, California
Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter, keyboardist, pianist,
Instruments  Keyboards, synthesizer, analog synthesizer, programming, vocals
Associated acts  Korn, Adam Lambert, Jonathan Davis and the SFA, Fear and the Nervous System, Everlast, Evanescence, Maimou, Cottonmouth,TX, BillyGoat, Hairy Apes BMX, Whitey
Music groups  Fear and the Nervous System, Jonathan Davis and the SFA, Hairy Apes BMX
Albums  Alone I Play, Fear and the Nervous System, Expatriape
Genres  Alternative rock, Alternative metal, Hip hop music, Punk rock, Electronica, Funk, Pop music
Record labels  Virgin Records, Emotional Syphon Records, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, Geffen Records, Wind-up Records
Similar People  Billy Gould, Shane Gibson, Brooks Wackerman, James Shaffer, Ray Luzier

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Zachary Baird (born February 16, 1971 in Orange County, California) is a keyboardist, known for collaborating with the band Korn. He is also noted for using the Moog synthesizer. as well as the Ondes Martenot.


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Early life

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Zach Baird graduated from the Arts Magnet, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. A high school that has produced other artist such as musicians Edie Brickell, Erykah Badu, jazz trumpet player Roy Hargrove, singer song writer Patrice Pike and singer Norah Jones.

Musical career

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His first project was a 15 piece funk band called Whitey but he then joined the band BillyGoat in 1990 and was a member for six years. Over the years he either founded or was involved in numerous other projects and bands, including:

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  • Cottonmouth Texas
  • Decadent Dub Team
  • HairyApesBMX
  • Maimou

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    Baird has collaborated with artists from many various music genres, including Edie Brickell, Everlast, Evanescence (provided programming for their debut album "Fallen"), Colin Hay, Daniel Powter, Mike Dillon, and Stone Gossard.

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    He was auditioned for Nine Inch Nails:

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    He was also auditioned for the Grammy-awarded alternative artist Beck, he describes it as great experience:

    He was touring with pop singer and pianist, Daniel Powter in Europe in 2005.

    He has worked with the band Korn, touring with them worldwide as a masked horse ( Which in turn, he got his nickname "Horse") in See You on the Other Side tour, as well as in their 2006 edition of Family Values Tour. He has temporarily joined the band for their eighth studio album.

    Collaboration with Korn and his previous projects was quite a difference for him:

    On December 9, 2006 Baird performed with the band on MTV Unplugged: Korn playing piano.

    After the Bitch We Got A Problem Tour, Baird continued to work with KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis on his Alone I Play tour as a part of his backing band SFA.

    Baird has also contributed with work on KoRn guitarist Munky's solo project Fear and the Nervous System.

    In late 2009 and early 2010, Baird was part of Adam Lambert's band providing programming, working as his music director and playing keyboards.

    2011 was the year of James "Munky" Shaffer of Korn solo project Fear and the Nervous system featuring Zac on Keyboards. With an undetermined second album or tour.

    Baird also toured with Korn during 2013's The Paradigm Shift Tour, and the 20th Anniversary Tour from 2014 through 2015. As of early 2017, Zac is no longer collaborating with the band.

    TV Appearances

  • The Jay Leno Show
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
  • David Letterman
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • MTV Unplugged
  • VH1's "Unplugged"
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • American Music Awards
  • Good Morning America
  • The Today Show
  • Lopez Tonight
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Keyboard Instruments

  • Moog Synthesizers
  • Access Virus
  • Novation
  • Analogue Systems
  • Critter & Guitari
  • Roland JX-305
  • Roland JX-3P
  • Roland JX-8P
  • Roland JV-1080
  • Roland TR-606
  • Roland TR-707
  • Roland TR-909
  • Roland XP-80
  • Clavia Nord Lead
  • Clavia Nord Electro 2
  • Clavia Nord Modular
  • Korg M1
  • Korg MS2000
  • Kurzweil K2000
  • Analog synthesizers
  • Yamaha Piano
  • Hammond Organ
  • Ondes Martenot
  • Selected discography

  • 1992 - "Bush Roaming Mammals" - BillyGoat
  • 1994 - "Live at the Swingers Ball" - BillyGoat
  • 1995 - "Black & White" - BillyGoat
  • 1997 - "Anti-Social Butterfly" - Cottonmouth, Texas
  • 1999 - "The Right To Remain Silent" - Cottonmouth, Texas
  • 2000 - "Expatriape" - HairyApesBMX
  • 2001 - "Out Demons" - HairyApesBMX
  • 2001 - "Bayleaf" - Stone Gossard
  • 2002 - "Ultimate Collection" - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
  • 2002 - "Slow Drip Torture" - Maimou
  • 2003 - "Fallen" - Evanescence
  • 2004 - "Persephonics" - Maimou
  • 2005 - "Just Like Heaven" - Soundtrack
  • 2006 - "Chopped, Screwed, Live and Unglued" - Korn
  • 2007 - "MTV Unplugged: Korn" - Korn
  • 2007 - "Untitled" - Korn
  • 2007 - "Alone I Play" - Jonathan Davis and the SFA
  • 2009 - "Digital EP #1" - Korn
  • 2008 - "Nightmare Revisited" - Various Artists
  • 2010 - "Digital EP #2" - Korn
  • 2010 - "Digital EP #3" - Korn
  • 2011 - "Alone I Play / Live At The Union Chapel" - Jonathan Davis and the SFA
  • 2011 - "Fear and the Nervous System" - Fear and the Nervous System
  • 2012 - "The Path of Totality Tour – Live at the Hollywood Palladium" - Korn
  • 2012 - "The Truth About Love" - Pink
  • 2012 - "Urn" - Mike Dillon
  • 2013 - "Afraid of Heights" - Wavves
  • References

    Zac Baird Wikipedia