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Barry Stock
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Stock performing with Three Days Grace in 2019
Background information
Born (1974-04-24) April 24, 1974 (age 49)
Origin Norwood, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels Jive

Barry James Stock (born April 24, 1974) is a Canadian musician. He is the lead guitarist of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.


Stock joined Three Days Grace in 2003, shortly after the band's self-titled debut studio album was released. Stock's addition in Three Days Grace made the band a four-piece.

Stock uses Schecter, Ibanez and PRS guitars, but prefers an Ibanez SZ320. Stock also has an Ibanez Custom Shop baritone, which was one of two made for him around the band's 2006 album, One-X. He has also been seen using an Ibanez SZ4020FM Prestige. Since the discontinuation of the SZ series in 2008, Stock has started to use other guitars in the Ibanez line such as the ART series and Darkstone series. He uses Marshall Amplification and various effect pedals including an Ibanez Tube Screamer, mostly by Digitech. On the Live at the Palace DVD he revealed he uses Diezel Vh4 Amplifiers.

At the 2010 Juno Awards, Stock presented April Wine with their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Stock is the founder and CEO of MEAN Clothing Company. The clothing is rock music/military inspired. There is also a MEAN Beard division. Stock's interests in addition to music include hunting and the outdoors.

At a young age, Stock was introduced to bands such as Black Sabbath, Van Halen and AC/DC. Stock grew up as a self taught guitarist and he originally played drums first. He bought his first guitar when he was 13 which was a Raven Telecaster copy.

Some of Stock's guitar influences include Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Stephen Carpenter of Deftones and Daron Malakian from System of a Down.

Personal life

Barry Stock is married to a woman named Heather. The two got married back in 1997. He also has a brother named Chris who is a chiropractor in Corydon, Indiana.


  • One-X (2006)
  • Life Starts Now (2009)
  • Transit of Venus (2012)
  • Human (2015)
  • Outsider (2018)
  • Explosions (2022)

Other appearances

Year Title Artist Album Notes
2001 "Looking for a Place (We've Never Been)" April Wine Back to the Mansion Additional guitar
2012 "Again" My Darkest Days Sick and Twisted Affair Additional guitar

See also

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