This is really quite funny because you don't often hear of the music gap being jumped in the NFL. That's something most often reserved for the NBA with guys like Shaq and Charles Barkley, bet you forgot about his little stint in music, huh?
Well Free Reign is a band formed by Dallas native guitarist Justin Chapman, Leonard Davis, Cory Proctor, and Marc Colombo – it's a heavy metal band and if you're into that kind of music it's pretty good too. It's easy to say that they've successfully made the jump from football to music and could actually have a new career after football with it. Will they sell out stadiums like Metallica has for years? I doubt it, but it's pretty good.
For those of you who haven't heard them yet, you can go to the Free Reign MySpace page and check them out. They have two songs on there right now, and hopefully they'll have more soon. Here is the press release from Australian record label Riot Entertainment:
Free Reign has been branded ‘Heavier than Metal’ for their intense musical style as well as their intimidating stage presence. They bring something unique to this powerful genre.
“This is an amazing opportunity for Riot and to further establish our name internationally,” said Riot Owner / CEO John Howarth. “Free Reign is a band with massive potential. There has been an enormous buzz surrounding them since they appeared on the scene a few months ago. Free Reign has already been flooded with endorsements. Their marketing potential is limitless. These guys are already huge sports stars, but they have shown they have the talent to diversify. I am positive that Metal fans will embrace Free Reign and see them take it to the next level. These are exciting times for Riot and we are excited to see what the future holds. When the opportunity arose to work with Free Reign I jumped to it! This is something that has never been done before and this band is a long term project. It’s also been great working with John Gomez of TQ Management putting this deal to bed”.
They are also slated to headline at the Dallas House of Blues on June 27, so if you're in the area go check out Free Reign. I can't even imagine of offensive linemen up on stage getting rowdy playing heavy metal.