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January 3, 1962 |
|Genres||Rock music, punk, grunge|
|Labels||First World Music|
|Associated acts||10 Minute Warning, Mother Love Bone, Jack Endino, Radio Chongqin, Steve Fisk|
Greg Gilmore (born January 3, 1962) is a musician in Seattle, Washington, and co-founder of the recording label First World Music.
Although born in France, Gilmore grew up in the Seattle area.
After playing in 10 Minute Warning with Duff McKagan (The Fartz, Guns N' Roses), Steve Verwolf, Paul Dana, Bob Groves, and David Garrigues, Gilmore decided to join his friend Duff McKagan when he announced he was leaving Seattle for a new life in L.A, and accompanied him in his early auditions, as well as hanging with Guns N' Roses in the early days, and it is often wondered that after GN'R's first drummer left, why did Gilmore himself not offer to take the seat instead of Steven Adler. Shortly after the success of Guns N' Roses, he moved back to Seattle and in the late 1980s Gilmore was a member of the critically acclaimed, seminal Seattle band Mother Love Bone along with bandmates Andrew Wood (vocals), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), and Stone Gossard (guitar). After Wood's death from a heroin overdose, Ament and Gossard went on to play key roles in Pearl Jam.
In the ensuing years, Gilmore would collaborate with a wide variety of musicians on releases such as: Land's Archipelago (1997) and Doghead's eponymous 1996 release. In the liner notes of Down on the Upside (1996), Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil credits Gilmore with "inspiration" for the song "Never the Machine Forever".
As of 2007 he has been playing with Steve Fisk and working on several other recording projects.
- Studio albums
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