Davey Havok

David Paden Marchand (born November 20, 1975, in Rochester, New York), best known by his stage name Davey Havok, is the lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI and the electronic music band Blaqk Audio. Havok is an outspoken advocate of the straight edge lifestyle and veganism. Havok was born as David Paden Passaro in Rochester, New York, and is of Italian ancestry. At the age of three, his father died, and when his mother later remarried, he took on the surname of his stepfather, Marchand. When Havok was six years old, he and his family moved from Rochester to Ukiah, California. There, Havok attended Catholic school until the eighth grade. In high school one day, he and his friends Mark Stopholese and Vic Chalker decided to start a band, even though they did not own or play any instruments. Stopholese suggested that his friend Adam Carson join the band as a drummer, because he knew Carson owned a drum set. That band became AFI. Shortly after high school, the band broke up and Havok moved to Berkeley, California, where he attended UC Berkeley, planning to double major in English and Psychology.

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