Johnny Colt

Johnny Colt (born Charles Brandt; May 1, 1966, Cherry Point, North Carolina) is an American bass guitar player for the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Colt was the original bassist for The Black Crowes which formed in Atlanta, Georgia.[ After leaving the Black Crowes he went on to form the Brand New Immortals with guitarist David Ryan Harris and drummer Kenny Cresswell. Colt played bass for the American modern rock band Train from 2003–2006. In addition he joined Tommy Lee, becoming the permanent replacement for Jason Newsted (formerly of Metallica) in the band Rock Star Supernova.[2] Colt has made numerous DJ performances with Tommy Lee, Rob Wonder and DJ MB3. In 2012, he joined Lynyrd Skynyrd as their new bassist.

Colt is co-owner of the Atlanta-based backline company Avatar Events Group with Kenny Cresswell which opened in 1995. Avatar Events Group is a music equipment rental, production, storage, and rehearsal space company which also hosts numerous local and international based bands and musicians.

Along with Train tour manager Thomas O’Keefe he opened NoDa Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina in the fall of 2007. NoDa Studios is a band rehearsal studio located in the NoDa (neighborhood) of Charlotte. In 2008 Colt was a part of Tommy Lee’s team on the TV reality show Battle Ground Earth which also starred rapper Ludacris and aired on TLC.

With Cartoon Network and Adult Swim executive Michael Ouwleen (Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Space Ghost), Colt also co-hosts the AM radio talk show ‘Politely Disruptive’ on WMLB AM1690 (the Voice of the Arts). The show airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the metro Atlanta area. ‘Politely Disruptive’ also is broadcast via internet stream at

On September 7, 2009, Colt premiered as the host of the Travel Channel’s reality show At Full Volume.

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