Greg Gilmore

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Greg Gilmore
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Gilmore setting up to perform with Steve Fisk and Peter Randlette (not shown) at the 14th Olympia Experimental Music Festival, 2008.
Background information
Born (1962-01-03) January 3, 1962 (age 52)
France
Origin Seattle, Washington
Genres Rock music, punk, grunge
Occupation(s) musician
Labels First World Music
Associated acts 10 Minute Warning, Mother Love Bone, Jack Endino, Radio Chongqin, Steve Fisk
Notable instruments
Drums

Greg Gilmore (born January 3, 1962 in France) is a musician in Seattle, Washington, and co-founder of the recording label First World Music.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Although born in France, Gilmore grew up in the Seattle area.

Early career[edit]

After playing in 10 Minute Warning with Duff McKagan (The Fartz, Guns N' Roses), Steve Verwolf, Paul Dana, Bob Groves, and David Garrigues, Gilmore decided to join his friend Duff McKagan when he announced he was leaving Seattle for a new life in L.A, and accompanied him in his early auditions, as well as hanging with Guns N' Roses in the early days, and it is often wondered that after GN'R's first drummer left, why did Gilmore himself not offer to take the seat instead of Steven Adler. Shortly after the success of Guns N' Roses, he moved back to Seattle and in the late 1980s Gilmore was a member of the critically acclaimed, seminal Seattle band Mother Love Bone along with bandmates Andrew Wood (vocals), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), and Stone Gossard (guitar).[1] After Wood's death from a heroin overdose, Ament and Gossard went on to play key roles in Pearl Jam.

Gilmore went on to collaborate with Seattle engineer and producer Jack Endino (formerly of Skin Yard), with whom he would release Angle of Attack (1990) and Endino's Earthworm (1992).

In the ensuing years, Gilmore would collaborate with a wide variety of musicians on releases such as: Land's Archipelago (1997) and Doghead's eponymous 1996 release. In the liner notes of Down on the Upside (1996), Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil credits Gilmore with "inspiration" for the song "Never the Machine Forever".

1999 saw the release of the eponymous debut album by Radio Chongqing, which Gilmore recorded with bandmates Lesli Dalaba (trumpet) and George Soler (stick).

Recent years[edit]

As of 2007 he has been playing with Steve Fisk and working on several other recording projects.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Mother Love Bone". AMG. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 

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