- Gibby Haynes
Infobox Musical artist
|thumb|Gibby Haynes, performing at the Highline Ballroom, New York City in 2008.
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Name = Gibby Haynes
|Img_capt = Gibby Haynes, performing at the Highline Ballroom, New York City in 2008.
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Gibson Jerome Haynes
Alias = Gibby Haynes, Gibby, Jackofficer, Fritz Wang
Born = 1957
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Saxophone
Alternative rock, punk rock, experimental rock, noise rock, hardcore punk
Years_active = 1978–present
Label = Latino Buggerveil
The Butthole Surfers
Gibby Haynes and His Problem The Jack Officers
Revolting Cocks Gwar The Dead Milkmen Deconstruction
Gibson Jerome "Gibby" Haynes (born 1957) is an American musician, radio personality, painter and the lead singer of the group
Early life and career
Born and raised in
Dallas, Texas, he is the son of actor Jerry Haynes, best known as Dallas-based kids' TV host " Mr. Peppermint." Haynes was a star on his high school's basketball team, and he attended Trinity University to study accounting. While at Trinity, Gibby was the captain of the basketball team, president of his fraternity, and was named the Accounting Student of the Year. After graduating, he went to work as an auditor for Peat Marwick accounting firm. After a year of working in accounting, he formed the Butthole Surfers, a group who became notorious for their elaborate stage shows and pervasive, psychedelicmusic.
Haynes played saxophone on several albums, including "
Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac", one of the Butthole Surfers' earlier works.
Haynes appears with Ministry (offering a memorable lead vocal on "
Jesus Built My Hotrod") and the 2006 Revolting CocksCD entitled " Cocked and Loaded".
Haynes has also fronted the band "P" with friend
Johnny Deppand Red Hot Chili Peppersbassist Flea. Gibby also did guest vocals for The Dead Milkmenand Deconstruction, Dave Navarro's short-lived post- Jane's Addictionband. His newest project is called Gibby Haynes and His Problem.
Personal life and other works
Johnny Deppproduced a mini-documentary about John Frusciante's life called "Stuff". Haynes is also a late night punk rock DJ. In late 1992, Haynes appeared in GWAR's first (and most famous) long-form video, " Phallus in Wonderland" as director Fritz Wang. Haynes appears briefly in Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film " Dead Man", which stars Johnny Depp.
He currently lives in
Brooklyn, New Yorkwith his dog Donut.
* [http://www.stationmuseum.com/power/pathos.htm A collection of Haynes' artwork] as part of the "Power Pathos" (2006) show at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art - Houston, TX
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