Gina Schock in action (2008)
|Birth name||Regina Ann Schock|
August 31, 1957|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Genres||Pop rock, new wave|
|Instruments||Vocals, drums, guitar|
|Associated acts||The Go-Go's, Edie and the Eggs, a-ha, House of Schock|
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Schock's career began as drummer for Edie and the Eggs, a band assembled to feature the John Waters star Edith Massey. After her stint in Edie and the Eggs, Schock relocated to Los Angeles, California, and soon joined The Go-Go's. Schock recorded and toured steadily with The Go-Go's until the group disbanded in 1985 and reformed a few years later. She had open-heart surgery before the tour supporting the band's 1984 album Talk Show. She showed the scar to a Rolling Stone reporter during an interview after the procedure.
Following the dissolution of The Go-Go's, Schock continued drumming with various artists, and would also hone her singing and songwriting skills. In 1987 she and Vance DeGeneres formed House of Schock, which released one album for Capitol Records. The Go-Go's reformed in 1990; Schock has toured and recorded with them since. She also works as a writer and producer for new bands. Schock's songs have appeared in films including The Accused, Superstar, and Bull Durham. She has acted for television and in several films, including those of underground director Relah Eckstein.
She produced the Go-Go's 5.1 DVD of the 2001 concert, Live in Central Park. Most recently, Schock is one of the cowriters of the title track for the Miley Cyrus album Breakout. She also cowrote "Falling Down", "Kiss and Tell", "Stop and Erase", and "Crush" for Selena Gomez & the Scene's debut album Kiss & Tell.
- Gina Schock Interview NAMM Oral History Library (2015)