Greg Edwards (musician)
|Birth name||Greg Charles Edwards|
|Labels||Slash, DMZ, Zoo|
Greg Charles Edwards is an American musician and songwriter, best known as guitarist and bassist for the seminal rock band Failure. Edwards is a multi-instrumentalist. As a professional musician, he has been active since the 1990 formation of Failure, and also plays guitar and sings in the experimental rock band Autolux. Edwards has 60 songs to his credit.
Formed in 2000, with Carla Azar and Eugene Goreshter, Autolux is Edwards' current band. They have recorded one promotional EP, Demonstration, and released three full-length studio albums, Future Perfect, in 2004, Transit Transit in August 2010, and Pussy's Dead in March 2016.
Edwards' first band was the Los Angeles-based Failure. That band was active from 1990 until 1997, when bandmate Ken Andrews dissolved the band, citing personal differences. The band re-formed in 2014 with drummer Kellii Scott and embarked on a North American tour.
After the completion of Failure's last studio album Fantastic Planet, and before the band officially dissolved, Edwards, along with band mate Ken Andrews, former Tool bassist Paul D'Amour, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Pitman, formed the cover band Replicants. They released one self-titled record, Replicants in 1996.
Following the release of Replicants and the dissolution of Failure, Paul D'Amour, Brad Laner, and Chris Pitman formed the band Lusk. Lusk released one album, Free Mars. Edwards played extensively on the first half of the album, contributing vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and synthesizers. Free Mars would go on to be nominated for a Grammy for Best Recording Package in 1997.
- Comfort (1992)
- Magnified (1994)
- Fantastic Planet (1996)
- Golden (2004)
- Essentials (2006)
- Tree of Stars (2014)
- The Heart Is a Monster (2015)
- Replicants (1996)
- Free Mars (1997)