Zach Blair

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Zach Blair

Zach Blair (far left) with Rise Against performing live in 2008.
Background information
Birth name Zachariah Joaquin Blair
Born Sherman, Texas
Genres Punk rock
Melodic hardcore
Hardcore punk
Alternative metal
Thrash metal
Occupations Musician, Songwriter, Composer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1991 — present
Labels Geffen Records
Associated acts Hagfish (1991-2001)
GWAR (1999-2002)
Armstrong (2002)
Only Crime (2003-2007)
Rise Against (2007 - present)
Website http://www.riseagainst.com/

Zach Blair is the lead guitarist and co-composer for Chicago-based hardcore punk band Rise Against. Before joining Rise Against in early 2007, Blair was a member of hardcore punk group called Only Crime along with his brother, Doni Blair who currently plays with the Toadies. He has also been a 2nd touring guitarist for The Loved Ones and was the 2nd guitarist on the instrumental band "The Mag Seven's" album "The Future Is Ours, If You Can Count".

Blair is a vegetarian, an animal rights advocate and actively promotes PETA with the other members of Rise Against.[1] Their newest release, Appeal to Reason is Rise Againsts' first album with Blair.

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