Paul Geary

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Paul Geary
Birth name Paul Geary
Born (1961-07-24) July 24, 1961 (age 56)
Medford, Massachusetts
Genres Heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Artist Manager
Instruments Drums, vocals
Associated acts Extreme

Paul Geary (born July 24, 1961, Medford, Massachusetts) is an American rock and roll drummer and Artist Manager. He is a co-founder and drummer of the Rock band Extreme. He left the group in 1994 to pursue a career in artist management. He was succeeded by former Annihilator drummer Michael Mangini, who is currently the drummer for Dream Theater.[1]

Geary founded Global Artist Management in Boston in 1995. One of his first signings was a then little-known Boston rock band Godsmack who would go on to sell more than twelve million albums under his watch. Geary ran Global Artist Management for 10 years before being acquired by music mogul Irving Azoff and relocating to Los Angeles in 2005.

Geary worked alongside Jared Paul and Irving Azoff at "AGP" (for Azoff, Geary, Paul) Management (a division of Front Line Management Group) until January 2013, at which time Irving Azoff resigned from the company, and Geary and his staff returned once more to operate under the moniker "Global Artist Management".

Geary's management credits include The Smashing Pumpkins, Alter Bridge, Godsmack, Creed, The Scorpions, Fuel, Steel Panther, Jason Bonham, Hoobastank, Joe Perry (of Aerosmith fame), and his former band Extreme.

Global Artist Management signed on to co-manage The Hollywood Vampires with Shep Gordon in 2017. Principle members of the Vampires include Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Leahey, Andrew. "Biography: Extreme". AMG. Retrieved May 7, 2010.