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|Birth name||Paul Geary|
July 24, 1961 |
|Genres||Heavy metal, glam metal|
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 heavy metal 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.
Geary founded Global Artist Management in Boston in 1995. One of his first signings was the 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 of 2013, at which time Irving Azoff resigned from the company, and Geary and his staff once again became an independent company now called PGM.
Geary's management credits include The Smashing Pumpkins, Alter Bridge, one-time Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy, Godsmack, Creed, The Scorpions, Fuel, Steel Panther, Jason Bonham, Hoobastank, and his former band Extreme.
Geary is also co-owner of an authentic Italian restaurant in Boston's North End called TRESCA, along with his partners, hockey star Ray Bourque and real estate mogul Harvey Wilk.
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