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|Born||November 22, 1976|
|Origin||South Windsor, Connecticut, United States|
|Associated acts||Quiet Riot
Skid Row (U.S. band)
- 1 Biography
- 2 Discography
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Early life and career
Alexander Nicholas Grossi was born Alexander Nicholas Lesbines on November 22, 1976 and grew up in South Windsor, Connecticut. At age 17 he got a job teaching guitar lessons at Riccardo's Music Center in East Hartford.
While living in Connecticut, he was lead guitarist for the band, Wake Up Jack. Upon finishing high school, he moved to Boston where he joined up with Angry Salad. The band was soon signed to Atlantic Records and toured extensively until 2001, when the AOL/Time-Warner merger cost them their deal. The band was bought out of their second record and went their separate ways. In 2002 Grossi re-located to Los Angeles and quickly became one the hardest working guitarists in town, eventually landing him the guitar spot in Quiet Riot when the band re-formed in 2004.
Grossi toured with Quiet Riot in 2005 and 2006 throughout America, Europe, South America and Asia and contributed songwriting on the songs "Free" and "Stange Daze" for the 2006 Rehab (Quiet Riot album) and joined in for the album's 2007 tour, which included feature slots at the 2007 Sweden Rock Festival as well as the first annual Rocklahoma Festival. Alex remained in the band until vocalist Kevin DuBrow's death. Quiet Riot disbanded in January 2008.
Alex has also written, toured and recorded with such artists as Bang Tango, Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, Adler's Appetite, Jani Lane of Warrant, Beautiful Creatures, Love/Hate, Skid Row, Dizzy Reed of Guns N' Roses, Orange County hardcore band Ignite and Elektra Records singer/songwriter Aimee Allen.
In 2009 Alex took part in the [PRS ROAD SHOW], put on by Paul Reed Smith guitars. In 2010 Adler's Appetite released "Alive", a new single. The song was released in conjunction with Adler's New York Times Bestseller tell-all biography "My Appetite for Detstruction: Sex, Drugs and Guns N'Roses" and debuted on The Howard Stern Show in July. The band also did a 50 city US tour in support of the release. On Sept. 13 2010 it was announced that Quiet Riot would be reforming with the line up which would include Alex, Frankie Banali and Chuck Wright.
In 2011 Alex formed Hotel Diablo. The band entered the studio with former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke producing. They released the first track "Set it Off" via iTunes and band played its first show at the Whisky a go go in Hollywood on September, 2nd 2011. In July of 2012 it was announced that Hotel Diablo had signed a worldwide deal with Scarlet Records and Entertainment One for the release of the band's full length debut "The Return To Psycho, California", which will be released on September 25th 2012 worldwide.
Alex has had music placed in multiple T.V. shows and motion pictures including the Quincy Jones produced film The Smokers, the FX hit series Sons of Anarchy as well as the Walt Disney/Touchstone picture The Proposal and the VH1 series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. He has also done several TV appearances including a 2003 documentary on the Rhode Island nightclub fire for the Lifetime network.
With Angry Salad
With Star 64
- You May Be Beautiful (2001)
With Bang Tango
- Ready to Go (2004)
- Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt (2011)
With Beautiful Creatures
- Deuce (2005)
With Hotel Diablo
- Psycho, California (ep) (2012)
- The Return To Psycho, Califirnia (2012)
- Our Darkest Days (2006)
With Quiet Riot
- Rehab (Quiet Riot album) (2006)
With Adler's Appetite
- Alive – Single Release w/ My Appetite For Destruction – Sex, Drugs and Guns N' Roses (2010)
- Stardog – Single Release (2010)
- Fading – Single Release (2010)
With Liberty N' Justice
- 'The Cigar Chronicals (2012)
- Your Memory Just Won't Do" (2012)
- It's So Easy: A Millennium Tribute to Guns N' Roses' (2006)
- Chinese Hypocrisy: A Tribute To Guns N' Roses (2006)
- Too Fast For Love: A Millennium Tribute to Mötley Crüe (2007)
- Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Tribute to Fat Chicks (2010)
- VH1 Metal Mania Stripped on The Strip: Volume 1 (2006)
- Getting Started with Rock Drumming featuring Steven Adler (2009)
- Sons of Anarchy season one (2009)