ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Alt-country rocker Stoll Vaughan is in the process of rebuilding his repertoire of songs and gear after his RV broke down, then burst into flames, outside of Atlantic City as he pulled into town for his opening slot on the Journey/Def Leppard tour.
Although the Kentucky-bred singer/songwriter was unable to salvage anything besides his slightly-charged Gibson Hummingbird guitar, his tourmates came to the rescue.
Just in time for the tour’s next stop in Boston, the bands and their crews took up a collection to offset the cost of Vaughan’s personal losses, and Journey guitarist Neil Schon donated a guitar to ensure that the show would go on.
All in all, Vaughan lost his other guitars, a personal computer, photos and videos of the tour, and the songbooks containing his lyrics in the blaze.
Vaughan said in a statement that he’s taking the tragedy in stride, noting that the unintentional purging of his song catalogue may actually have positive repercussions.
“This is just an unfortunate event, but there’s a lot of positives in my life. When you have nothing, the closeness to your music becomes more apparent,” he said. “You can’t lose your songs, they’re ingrained in your psyche – at least the good ones are. The bad ones were meant to be lost.”
Vaughan released his second album, “Love Like a Mule,” on September 16th. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers