Gibby Haynes

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Gibby Haynes
Gibby Haynes.jpg
Haynes in 2009
Background information
Birth nameGibson Jerome Haynes[1]
Also known asGibby Haynes, Gibby, Jackofficer, Fritz Wang
Born (1957-09-30) September 30, 1957 (age 62)
Dallas, Texas
GenresAlternative rock, punk rock, experimental rock, noise rock, hardcore punk
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Bass, Saxophone, Keyboards
Years active1981-present
LabelsLatino Buggerveil
Associated actsButthole Surfers
Gibby Haynes and His Problem
The Jack Officers
Revolting Cocks
Psychic TV
The Dead Milkmen

Gibson Jerome Haynes (born September 30, 1957)[1] is an American musician, radio personality, painter, and the lead singer of the band Butthole Surfers.

Early life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he is the son of actor Jerry Haynes, best known as Dallas-based children's TV host "Mr. Peppermint", and Doris Haynes. His uncle was World War II hero and future Major General Fred E. Haynes Jr. Haynes was a star on his high school's basketball team, and he attended Trinity University to study accounting. While at Trinity, Gibby was the captain of the basketball team, president of his fraternity, and was named the Accounting Student of the Year. After graduating, he went to work as an auditor for the accounting firm Peat Marwick. After a year of working in accounting, he formed Butthole Surfers, a group who became notorious for their elaborate stage shows and psychedelic music. Gibby Haynes and Al Jourgensen lived with Timothy Leary.[2]

Haynes played saxophone on several albums, including the band's debut LP Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac.

Haynes appears with Ministry (recording the lead vocals on their song “Jesus Built My Hotrod”) and the 2006 Revolting Cocks CD entitled Cocked and Loaded.

Haynes has also fronted the band P with friend and actor Johnny Depp. He also did guest vocals for The Dead Milkmen and Deconstruction, Eric Avery's short-lived post-Jane's Addiction band. Haynes’ solo project is called Gibby Haynes and His Problem. In 2009 he produced Varshons, a record of cover songs by The Lemonheads featuring guest vocals from Liv Tyler and Kate Moss. Gibby Haynes also appeared as a guest vocalist on the song "Atlanta" by Mastodon which was a limited edition release on 18 April 2015 to celebrate Record Store Day 2015.

Also a painter, in spring of 2011 Gibby exhibited some of his water colors and drawings at the Recess Activities space in the Kidd Yellin Gallery, located in Brooklyn, founded by Charlotte Kidd and Dustin Yellin.[3]

Work in film and television[edit]

Haynes and Johnny Depp produced a mini-documentary about John Frusciante's life called Stuff. In late 1992, Haynes appeared in GWAR's first long-form video, Phallus in Wonderland as director Fritz Wang. Haynes appeared briefly in Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film Dead Man as a man being fellated in an alley. He also has a very small cameo appearance in Gregg Araki's 1997 film Nowhere and the Adult Swim television show Delocated.[4] Additionally he appears as uncredited in CB4.[5]


  1. ^ a b Texas Births, 1926-1995, Gibson Jerome Haynes, Birth Date: 1957-09-30
  2. ^ Timothy Leary Archives. "AL JOURGENSEN AND GIBBY HAYNES WERE TIMOTHY LEARY'S PSYCHEDELIC GUINEA PIGS". Dangerous Minds. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ Recess Activities Website "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2011-10-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Gibby Haynes of The Butthole Surfers Cameo on Delocated".
  5. ^ "CB4 Full Cast and Crew".

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