While sitting at a stop light thinking about the name we were using, Drop Zone, which came from our active skydiving at the time, I suddenly thought of Zone One. As soon as I said it, I knew it was the name I wanted for my band. It wouldn't be until several years later that I actually used it for a band name. Instead I used it for the name of my business.
Zone One Studios was born from a brain storming session between Scott Keyser and myself. We were looking into anything we could to create a business involving music. Having dealt with trying to find rehearsal space in the Bay Area, we knew what a hassle it was. That started us thinking about what the ultimate rehearsal studio woudl look like.
After being frustrated with bands that showed promise but would eventually fall apart due to the differing goals of the members, Todd decided to build a band from the ground up. Todd put together a couple dozen original songs and then sought out a guitar player to work out the songs. Once they had them down, they started looking for a drummer and eventually a singer. By 1992, the band was complete with Ken Cook on guitar, Lorenz Cornelisen on drums, Peter St. John on vocals, and Todd Schacherl on bass.