Jason Everman, born October 16, 1967, has led quite the life, donning multiple hats. Musically, he rocked it out on the guitar with Nirvana and Mind Funk, played bass for Soundgarden and OLD. Fun fact: he’s on the cover of Nirvana’s “Bleach”, but he didn’t play on any of the tracks – it was more of a ‘thank you’ for funding the recording. He toured with them, but they later split due to, let’s just say, personality differences. He then hopped over to Soundgarden and later Mind Funk.
Now, switching gears, this guy went from the stage to the battlefield. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, both as an Army Ranger and a Green Beret. After a stint in the military, he got his BA in Philosophy from Columbia University, with a glowing recommendation letter from General Stanley A. McChrystal!
There’s more! Everman dipped his toes in Buddhism, spending time in a monastery in Tibet and even worked a bit as a bike messenger in NYC. Back to the music, by 2017, he joined a military veteran band, Silence & Light. They’re all about modern rock and help support the military community with their profits.
Everman’s life got the media’s spotlight a few times. In 2013, The New York Times did a big piece on him, and in 2023, he chatted with Joe Rogan about his wild ride. On top of everything, he’s been pursuing a Master’s in Military History. So yeah, from rock ‘n’ roll to the military, to philosophy, and back to rock – Everman’s truly danced to the beat of his own drum!