Max Green (musician)
Max Green, Rock im Park 2014
|Birth name||Maxwell Scott Green|
|Also known as||Max the Ripper|
December 15, 1984 |
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Genres||Post-hardcore, metalcore, hard rock, alternative rock, alternative metal|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass|
|Labels||Eleven Seven, Interscope, Epitaph|
|Associated acts||Escape the Fate, The Natural Born Killers, The Culprit, Violent New Breed, Falling in Reverse|
Maxwell Scott Green (better known as Max Green) is an American musician (born December 15, 1984) who is the former bassist/backing vocalist and one of the founders of the band Escape the Fate, and is the former rhythm guitarist and vocalist for the band The Natural Born Killers.
He has played guitar since his childhood and dreamed of becoming a professional musician. During his teenage years, Green began playing the bass guitar, inspired by the albums Progress, Resignation and ... And the Battle Begun by the band RX Bandits. He also learned to imitate Spencer Chamberlain's (singer of Underoath) screamed vocal technique. As a teenager, Green participated in several bands as a bassist. After meeting fellow musician Ronnie Radke in high school, the two formed the band True Story.
Escape the Fate (2004–2012)
Green formed Escape the Fate with Ronnie Radke and Bryan Money in mid-2002. After joining the post-hardcore music scene in Las Vegas, the band managed to win a contest to open up for My Chemical Romance which led to the band signing with Epitaph Records and recorded their first album, Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, which was released in September 2006. Following the expulsion of Ronnie Radke, the band replaced Radke with Craig Mabbitt, and released their second album, This War Is Ours. After many international tours, the band had garnered popularity worldwide and signed with major label Interscope Records. They made their major label debut with their third album, titled Escape the Fate, in November 2010.
In November 2010, Green overdosed on heroin, and was removed from Escape The Fate. This resulted in the band being forced to cancel their tours in Europe with Bullet For My Valentine. Soon after the cancellation of these tours, it was widely rumored that Green had left the band. Green later returned to the band.
On March 4, 2012, Max Green stated on his Twitter account that he was no longer playing in Escape the Fate due to personal and musical differences. Mabbitt hinted in an interview with Alternative Press that Green's departure was due to drugs. TJ Bell, former rhythm guitarist of Motionless In White, replaced Green in the position of bassist.
The Natural Born Killers (2012–2013)
After his departure from Escape The Fate, Green joined as rhythm guitarist and vocalist of the band the Natural Born Killers with Clayton Ryan as lead vocalist (formerly with A Smile From The Trenches), Brent Ashley as bassist (formerly with Wayne Static Current), Philip Kross as lead guitarist (formerly with Vampires Everywhere) and Farahn Gaiter as drummer (formerly with In The Name Of). The band played their first show on May 6, 2012, in Hollywood.
Returning to Escape the Fate (2013–2014)
On July 10, 2013, Green reunited with Escape the Fate for a one-off show playing This War Is Ours. In July of that year, Green announced during an interview to Alternative Press that he had been sober for 58 days and that the "old Max is back".
It was announced on September 16, 2013, that Green would be returning to bass for Escape the Fate's tour with Five Finger Death Punch; Green was brought back when the band's guitarist, Monte Money, had refused to go on tour.
On October 28, 2013, Craig Mabbitt announced in an interview with Ronnie Radke that Green was officially back in Escape The Fate, with Max joining as the bass guitarist/backing vocalist, T. J. Bell moving to rhythm guitar, and Kevin Thrasher joining as the lead guitarist.
On May 9, 2014, Green announced he was leaving again.
Falling In Reverse (2014)
After his departure from Escape the Fate, it was announced via AltPress that Max Green would be joining Radke in Falling In Reverse., On October 6, 2014, Alternative Press wrote that Green parted ways with the band on good terms.
Violent Newbreed (2014-present)
Career as manager and producer
Green was a judge at a local battle of the bands held at University Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the Seventh Plague was competing. He began managing them; he later managed the bands Witness the Forecast, and Secrets Kept in Suicide. In 2012–13 he produced the band the Culprit.
- Escape the Fate
- Escape the Fate (EP) (2005)
- There's No Sympathy for the Dead (2006)
- Dying Is Your Latest Fashion (2006)
- Situations (2007)
- This War Is Ours (2008)
- Escape the Fate (2010)
- The Natural Born Killers
- Oblivion (2012)
- The Culprit
- "Finally Free" (Single, 2013)
- Falling in Reverse
- Violent New Breed
- TBA (2015)
- "All That I'm About" by DJ Club (Single, 2009)
- "Entrevista: Max Green". "All Access Magazine". 2 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- "Max Green entra en Rehabilitación" (in Spanish). HxC Life. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "Well everyone, I'm doin good. ...". March 4, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- "Bassist Max Green no longer in Escape The Fate - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "The Natural Born Killers; El nuevo proyecto de Max Green" (in Spanish). HxC Life. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "Max Green join Escape the Fate tour".
- "Max Green rejoins Escape the Fate".
- "Max Green leaves Escape The Fate".
- ""Creating memories together again"—Max Green (ex-Escape The Fate) joins Falling In Reverse".
- "Max Green exits Falling In Reverse".
- "Opium Couture Official Website".
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