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Greg Gilmore

Greg Gilmore

American musician
The basics
Occupations Musician Drummer
Countries United States of America
Gender male
Birth January 3, 1962 (France)
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The details

Greg Gilmore (born January 3, 1962) is a musician in Seattle, Washington, and co-founder of the recording label First World Music.


Early life

Although born in France, Gilmore grew up in the Seattle area.

Early career

After playing in 10 Minute Warning with Duff McKagan (The Fartz, Guns N' Roses), Steve Verwolf, Paul Dana, Bob Groves, and David Garrigues, Gilmore decided to join his friend Duff McKagan when he announced he was leaving Seattle for a new life in L.A, and accompanied him in his early auditions, as well as hanging with Guns N' Roses in the early days, and it is often wondered that after GN'R's first drummer left, why did Gilmore himself not offer to take the seat instead of Steven Adler. Shortly after the success of Guns N' Roses, he moved back to Seattle and in the late 1980s Gilmore was a member of the critically acclaimed, seminal Seattle band Mother Love Bone along with bandmates Andrew Wood (vocals), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), and Stone Gossard (guitar). After Wood's death from a heroin overdose, Ament and Gossard went on to play key roles in Pearl Jam.

Gilmore went on to collaborate with Seattle engineer and producer Jack Endino (formerly of Skin Yard), with whom he would release Angle of Attack (1990) and Endino's Earthworm (1992).

In the ensuing years, Gilmore would collaborate with a wide variety of musicians on releases such as: Land's Archipelago (1997) and Doghead's eponymous 1996 release. In the liner notes of Down on the Upside (1996), Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil credits Gilmore with "inspiration" for the song "Never the Machine Forever".

1999 saw the release of the eponymous debut album by Radio Chongqing, which Gilmore recorded with bandmates Lesli Dalaba (trumpet) and George Soler (stick).

Recent years

As of 2007 he has been playing with Steve Fisk and working on several other recording projects.


Studio albums
  • Apple by Mother Love Bone (1990)
  • Archipelago by Land (1997)

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