|Born||1959 (age 60–61)|
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
|Genres||Alternative rock, pop, metal|
Tim Pierce (born 1959 in Albuquerque) is an American session guitarist. He has worked for artists, such as Crowded House, Goo Goo Dolls, Michael Jackson, Roger Waters, Alice Cooper, Johnny Hallyday, Phil Collins and The Cheetah Girls.
Pierce's parents were not musicians, although his father used to play the trumpet in his youth, which Pierce did not know. He first tasted mainstream success in the early 1980s, when he began recording with Rick Springfield, who was experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to his hit "Jessie's Girl". In addition to playing on the studio recordings that followed, he also joined Springfield's touring band throughout the 80s and appears in several of Springfield's music videos from the era.
Tim has played on many hit songs including contributing second guitar parts on Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over", mandolins and slide guitar on Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris", and a heavy metal rhythm guitar part during the bridge of Michael Jackson's "Black or White", which was inspired by the work of Mötley Crüe.
Pierce has recorded a solo album, Guitarland in 1995, by PRA Records.
He had recently started a YouTube channel where he offers tips he gained from his years in the music industry.
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Release Date September 1, 1992
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CD Release 10/24/2001
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We also find several American musicians like saxophonist Dave McMurray or guitarists Dean Parks and Tim Pierce and American choristers.
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Release Date November 12, 2002
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