Elijah Blue Allman
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|Elijah Blue Allman|
|Born||July 10, 1976|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Genres||Rock, industrial metal, nu metal|
|Years active||1995 - present|
|Associated acts||Deadsy, Elijah Blue and the Trapezoids|
Elijah Blue Allman (born July 10, 1976) is an American musician, the son of Cher and her second husband Gregg Allman, and half brother of Chaz Bono, Delilah Allman, Michael Allman, Layla Allman and Devon Allman. Through his mother Cher, Allman is of Armenian, Irish, English, German, and Cherokee ancestry.
Elijah Blue Allman is the singer and guitarist for the rock band Deadsy, which prior to their hiatus in April 2007, consisted of Alec Püre on drums, Dr. Nner on synthesizer, Carlton Megalodon on Ztar, and Jens Funke on bass. Deadsy released two albums: 2002's Commencement, and Phantasmagore, which came out on August 22, 2006. Many of the themes used by Elijah in Deadsy have been heavily influenced by the 1955 film This Island Earth.
He was given his first guitar by KISS bassist Gene Simmons, and at the age of 13 went on tour as a guitarist with Cher. In 1994, he auditioned for the spot of guitarist for Nine Inch Nails but ended up losing the spot to Robin Finck. He appears as a guitarist in the music video of "If I Could Turn Back Time."
In an MTV interview for a program about children of famous rock musicians, he commented that "I respect The Allman Brothers Band very much, but I've always been more into Black Sabbath, David Bowie, and Metallica."
He has worked with Thirty Seconds to Mars for the band's self-titled debut album. Also he has provided guest vocals on a number of different songs for other bands including, Orgy, Coal Chamber and Sugar Ray.
It was announced in February 2007 that Elijah is working on a solo record as Elijah Blue and the Trapezoids. It was also announced at one point fellow Deadsy member Jens Funke had been working on Allman's solo project as well.
In 2010, Elijah Blue had his first solo exhibition at Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles. He is currently working as a contemporary artist.
Elijah currently resides in Beverly Hills, California. As of November 25, 2013 he became engaged to his British/German girlfriend, Marieangela King (Queenie) from KING (band).
- Demo (1995)
- Deadsy (1996)
- Commencement (1999, unreleased version)
- Commencement (2002)
- Phantasmagore (2006)
with Elijah Blue and the Trapezoids
Since starting Elijah Blue and the Trapezoids, Allman has released a few demos on his myspace, but no news of an album have surfaced since 2008.
- Haunted (4:00)
- White Knuckle Angel Face (3:40)
- Long Way Down (3:21)
as featured musician
- Orgy - Candyass (1998, additional vocals and keyboards on Revival)
- with Cher - Crimson & Clover (1999)
- Sugar Ray - 14:59 (1999, additional vocals on Personal Space Invader)
- Coal Chamber - Chamber Music (1999, additional vocals and keyboards on Shock the Monkey, additional vocals on My Mercy)
- Orgy - Vapor Transmission (2000, additional vocals on The Spectrum)
- What's Going On (2001, additional vocals on What's Going On (Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix))
- The Family Values 2001 Tour (2001, appears live on the Static-X song Push It)
- Thirty Seconds to Mars - 30 Seconds to Mars (2002, plays guitar and bass on the song Welcome to the Universe)
- Korn - Korn Kovers (2005, additional vocals on Love My Way)
- Bego 2004, p. 11: Sarkisian's profession; Berman 2001, p. 17: Sarkisian's nationality and personal problems, Crouch's profession; Cheever 1993: Crouch's ancestry.
- "Deadsy Frontman Releases Solo Music". Blabbermouth. May 30, 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- 30 Seconds to Mars (Booklet). Thirty Seconds to Mars. Europe: Immortal Records. 2002. 7243 8 12424 0 7.