Greg Tribbett

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Greg Tribbett
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Tribbett performing in 2013
Background information
Also known asGurgg, Güüg
Born (1968-11-07) November 7, 1968 (age 50)
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1996–present
Labels
Associated acts

Gregory Arnold Tribbett Jr. (born November 7, 1968), is an American musician and songwriter who is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the heavy metal band Audiotopsy.[1] He is also the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Mudvayne and former lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Hellyeah.[2][3] He has been with Mudvayne since their inception in 1996.[4] He has named Randy Rhoads as the guitarist who most influenced him.[5] Tribbett is also the older brother of Derrick "Tripp" Tribbett, who previously played bass for Dope, and sang for Makeshift Romeo and Twisted Method.[6]

Career[edit]

Mudvayne[edit]

Tribbett founded Mudvayne in 1996 in Peoria, Illinois. The lineup originally consisted of bassist Shawn Barclay, drummer Matthew McDonough, and Tribbett himself playing lead guitar.[7][8] The band's original lineup finalized when Chad Gray, who was earning $40,000 a year in a factory, quit his day job to become its singer.[9] Tribbett has appeared on every of the band's releases until they disbanded in 2010.

Hellyeah[edit]

In 2006, Tribbett joined Mudvayne's lead vocalist. Chad Gray and rhythm Tom Maxwell and bassist Jerry Montano of Nothingface in forming the heavy metal and groove metal supergroup Hellyeah. He departed the band in 2014 to pursue other musical endeavors.

Audiotopsy[edit]

In 2015, Tribbett formed the band Audiotopsy with former Skrape lead vocalist Billy Keeton, bassist Perry Stern, and former Mudvayne drummer Matthew McDonough. They released their debut studio album Natural Causes on October 2, 2015. Their sophomore album, "The Real Now" was released on November 2, 2018.

Equipment[edit]

Tribbett plays Gibson Flying Vs, Gibson Les Pauls, Ibanez S-series, Ibanez Artists ARX300, Washburn Vs, and Legator Vs, which he currently endorses.[10] Legator now makes a signature guitar for Tribbett.[11]

Discography[edit]

Mudvayne[edit]

Studio albums

Compilation Albums

EPs

Hellyeah[edit]

Studio albums

Audiotopsy[edit]

Studio albums
  • Natural Causes (2015)
  • The Real Now (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mudvayne Members Launch Audiotopsy". Blabbermouth.net. 2015-03-26. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  2. ^ "Hellyeah Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist; Announces 'Blood For Blood' Album Details". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  3. ^ Monge, James Christopher. "Biography-Hellyeah". Allmusic. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  4. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Biography-Mudvayne". Allmusic. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  5. ^ Kitts, Jeff; Tolinski, Brad, eds. (2002). Guitar World Presents Nu-Metal. Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. p. 61. ISBN 9780634032875. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "The Music Made Me Do It : Makeshift Romeo : Connections". Musicmademe.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  7. ^ "Former MUDVAYNE Bassist Resurfaces In SPRUNG Project". blabbermouth.net. August 11, 2005.
  8. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2005). "Mudvayne". New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. p. 213. ISBN 0-9582684-0-1.
  9. ^ "CHAD GRAY On Switching Back And Forth Between MUDVAYNE And HELLYEAH". Blabbermouth.net. December 6, 2007. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  10. ^ "Greg Tribbett - Mudvayne". Legatorguitars.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  11. ^ "Greg Tribbett - Mudvayne". Legatorguitars.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.