Greg Tribbett

Gregory Arnold Tribbett Jr. (born November 7, 1968) is an American guitarist who is one of the founding members, lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the metal band Mudvayne.[1] He is also the former lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the metal bands Audiotopsy and Hellyeah.[2][3] He's been with Mudvayne from their inception in 1996 until their dissolution in 2010, and again from 2021 to now.[4] He has named Randy Rhoads as the guitarist who most influenced him.[5] Greg has 3 brothers; Derrick "Tripp" Tribbett, who previously played bass for Dope, and sang for Makeshift Romeo and Twisted Method,[6] The Late Dustin "Diggz" Tribbett, once the bass player for Element, and Dead End Asylum, is now an independent musician and writer, and also Matt Tribbett, who was a drum technician for the American metal band Slipknot.

Greg Tribbett
Tribbett performing in 2013
Tribbett performing in 2013
Background information
Also known asGurgg, Güüg
Born (1968-11-07) November 7, 1968 (age 54)
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Guitarist
Years active1996–present
Labels
Member ofMudvayne
Formerly of

CareerEdit

MudvayneEdit

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 lead singer.[9] Tribbett appeared on every one of the band's releases until they entered an indefinite hiatus in 2010, and he has been involved with Mudvayne's reunion since 2021.[10][11]

HellyeahEdit

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

AudiotopsyEdit

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 second album, The Real Now was released on November 2, 2018. In 2021, Greg and Matthew left Audiotopsy due to the reformation of Mudvayne.

EquipmentEdit

Tribbett has been known to play a wide range of guitars, including Gibson Flying Vs, Gibson Les Pauls, Ibanez S-series, Ibanez Artists ARX300, Washburn Vs, and Legator Vs, the latter of which he currently endorses.[12] Legator now makes a signature guitar for Tribbett.[13]

DiscographyEdit

MudvayneEdit

Studio albums

Compilation Albums

EPs

HellyeahEdit

Studio albums

AudiotopsyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mudvayne Members Launch Audiotopsy". Blabbermouth.net. March 26, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "Hellyeah Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist; Announces 'Blood For Blood' Album Details". Blabbermouth.net. February 13, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  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 978-0-634-03287-5. Retrieved February 11, 2010. tribbet.
  6. ^ "The Music Made Me Do It : Makeshift Romeo : Connections". Musicmademe.com. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  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. ^ "It's Official: MUDVAYNE To Reunite For First Live Performances In 12 Years". Blabbermouth.net. April 19, 2021. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  11. ^ "Hellyeah – Drummer Confirms Band Hiatus". Metal Storm. May 16, 2021. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  12. ^ "Greg Tribbett – Mudvayne". Legatorguitars.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Greg Tribbett – Mudvayne". Legatorguitars.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015.

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