Johnny Griparic

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Johnny Griparic
Also known as Johnny "Blackout" Griparic
Genres Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Slash's Snakepit, Slash's Blues Ball, Gilby Clarke, Sonofabitch

Johnny "Blackout" Griparic is a Swedish-born bassist who is best known for his playing on the 2000 Slash's Snakepit album Ain't Life Grand.[1]


Johnny has played with many artists/bands such as Richie Kotzen, Stefan "Big Swede" Svensson and Stevie Rachelle. Johnny Griparic played bass in ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash's blues cover band Slash's Blues Ball. Johnny was then chosen by Slash to play bass with Slash's Snakepit along with Matt Laug on drums, Teddy Andreadis on keyboards and Ryan Roxie on rhythm guitar. Slash's Snakepit began to audition vocalists to try and find a frontman for Slash's Snakepit. Johnny recommended a singer by the name of Rod Jackson who would eventually be chosen as the lead vocalist. Johnny played with Slash's Snakepit on the 1999 Pre-Album Tour in which Slash's Snakepit played many shows across America. Johnny then co-wrote and played bass on all of the songs on "Ain't Life Grand". Johnny then joined Slash's Snakepit as they supported AC/DC on their 2000 Stiff Upper Lip World Tour. Slash's Snakepit then hit the road on a world tour of their own before which would eventually end in late 2001. Slash's Snakepit would disband just months later as Slash went on to form Velvet Revolver. Since then, Johnny Griparic has played with many various bands and artists.


Album Artist Year Label
Acoustic Christmas Various Artists 1996 Kaigan Entertainment Co.
Never Felt No Blues B.J. Sharp 1997 Critique Records
Shine Jeff Naideau 1998 Chartmaker
Ain't Life Grand Slash's Snakepit 2000 Koch International
Since Sixty Six Stevie Rachelle 2000 RSL Records
Halloween: Resurrection Soundtrack Various Artists 2002 Various
The Heart and Soul of a Jaguar (Corazón Y Alma de un Jaguar) Jimmy Z and the Z-Tribe 2004 Zavala Songs Inc.
2001 Maniacs Soundtrack Various Artists 2005
Stereosonic Meltdown Triggerdaddy 2005 Dead End Kids Music
Soldier of God Soundtrack Johnny Griparic / Peter Stormare 2005
Oasis Motel Julia Othmer 2006 Lunar Cadre
The Black Compilation Sonofabitch 2006 Dean Charter
Cold Heart - Hot Guitar Jeff Meadows 2006
Over Sensitive Kitto 2007 Who'sjack
Time Machine Big Swede 2007 Big Swede Studios
Live in São Paulo Richie Kotzen 2008 Headroom inc.

with Gilby Clarke

Album Year Label
Rubber 1998 Pavement Music
Swag 2002 Spitfire Records

with BB Chung King & the Buddaheads / Buddaheads

Album Year Label
Play Hard 1996 Kaigan Entertainment Co.
Mississippi Queen 1998 Kaigan Entertainment Co.
Mumbo Jumbo 2003 Wilshire Park Entertainment
Raw 2007 Wilshire Park Entertainment


  1. ^ "Slash's Snakepit Discography". Retrieved December 23, 2010.