Greg Hampton

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Greg Hampton

Greg Hampton is a producer, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, who has worked on such albums as Alice Cooper's Along Came a Spider, Tommy Bolin's Whips and Roses, and Lita Ford's Wicked Wonderland. Hampton has also appeared as the member of several groups over the years, including Science Faxtion (with Bootsy Collins and Buckethead), the New Czars (with Adrian Belew), and Razorball (with Reeves Gabrels).[1] In 2011, it was announced that Hampton had formed a new project, 9 Chambers, with ex-Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell, Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson, and ex-Black Sabbath/Dio/Heaven & Hell drummer Vinny Appice.[2]

Hampton's guitar set-up consists of Fender Stratocasters, Fender Telecasters, Fernanedes Ravelles, Gibson Les Pauls, a Gibson 335, a Gibson Firebird VII, a Dan Electro Baritone, and a Roland/Fernandes Guitar Synthesizer. Hampton owns 45 guitars altogether, ten of which are equipped with Fernandes Sustainers, and also uses a Line 6 Spider/Bogner 100 Head, along with various pedals.[3]

Hampton continues to be very involved in overseeing the legacy of Tommy Bolin's recordings. In addition to being interviewed for the Bolin biography Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story by author Greg Prato,[4] Hampton has produced two volumes of the aforementioned Whips and Roses releases, as well as 2011's Teaser Deluxe. In 2012, Hampton co-produced (with Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes) a Tommy Bolin tribute album, Tommy Bolin and Friends: Great Gypsy Soul, which will included performances by Toto's Steve Lukather, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy, Wilco's Nels Cline, the Allman Brothers' Derek Trucks, and Bolin's former Deep Purple band mate, Glenn Hughes, among others.[5]

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