- Jade Puget
Infobox musical artist
Name = Jade Puget
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Jade Errol Puget
Born = birth date and age|1973|11|28|mf=y
Ukiah, California, USA
Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Hardcore punk, Electronica, Post-hardcore, Synthpunk, Synthpop
Years_active = 1998 - Present
Label = Nitro
Associated_acts = AFI
URL = [http://www.afireinside.net/ AFI.net]
[http://shyboyswin.blogspot.com/ Jade's Blog]
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Gibson Les Paul Special
Jade Errol Puget (born
November 28, 1973in Redwood Valley, California) is the guitarist for rock band AFI (joined in 1998), and the keyboardist/synthesizer operator for the electronic duo Blaqk Audio. He takes his stepfather's surname. Puget is a vegetarian, and is straight edgealong with Davey Havok, the vocalist of AFI. Jade has a half-sister- Alishea, a half-brother named Gibson, and a younger brother named Smith, who is also AFI's Tour Manager. Gibson appears in the poem in the beginning of This Time Imperfect on the CD Sing The Sorrow.Jade dropped out of school at the age of seventeen, yet still moving on to go to UC Berkeley, where he majored in social theory. After graduating from college, Jade then joined the likes of AFI.He has a various tattoos- an "18" (which was originally a "13"), a cat jumping through a 9 (a tattoo he shares with Nick 13 of Tiger Armyand Davey Havok), and the word "Committed" arched across his stomach from his previous engagement with high school girlfriend Katrina. On his arms, he has the words "Boys Don't Cry" (a homage to The Cure) and the words "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (a Joy Divisiontribute). Jade plays a Gibson Les Paul Studioand Mesa Boogiedual rectifier amp heads with Marshall cabs. He used several Les Pauls, a Gibson SG and couple of Fender Telecasters for the recording of Sing the Sorrow. He has said that he doesn't usually play SGs, but he has been known to play a Gibson SGfrom time to time.
Before joining AFI in 1998, Puget played in various bands, including Loose Change and
Redemption 87[ [http://www.afireinside.net/bio/default.aspx AFI | Official Site ] ] . His first album with AFI was " Black Sails in the Sunset" (1999). The first song he wrote for the band was "Malleus Maleficarum". ["I Heard a Voice" DVD] The band released " The Art of Drowning" in 2000, " Sing the Sorrow" in 2003 and " Decemberunderground" in 2006. AFI won a VMA for best rock video for "Miss Murder" in 2006. Puget is also a member of Blaqk Audiowith AFI bandmate Davey Havok. Their debut album, " CexCells", was released on August 14, 2007. Puget recently remixed Marilyn Manson's newest single " Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)", released as an international bonus track from the album " Eat Me, Drink Me" (2007) [ [http://www.shoutmouth.com/index.php/news/Jade_Puget's_Remix_of_'Heart-Shaped_Glasses'_Available_Now Jade Puget's Remix of 'Heart-Shaped Glasses' Available Now | Shoutmouth ] ] . He also recently remixed the song Tiger Army's "Where the Moss Slowly Grows" off the band's latest album " Music From Regions Beyond". [http://www.tigerarmy.com/news.html May 18, 2007 ] The song is only available through purchasing the album on iTunes. He also did some additional production on The Dear & Departed's debut album " Something Quite Peculiar" [ [http://thedearanddeparted.com/ MySpace.com - The Dear & Departed - ORANGE COUNTY - New Wave / Gothique / Rock - www.myspace.com/thedearanddeparted ] ] . Additionally, he recently remixed Tokio Hotel's UK single "Ready, Set, Go" from their first English album, Scream [http://www.tokiohotelamerica.com November 05, 2007] . Also, his remix of The Static Age's song "Vertigo" (called "Airplanes") appeared as a bonus track on the band's album " Neon Nights Electric Lives."
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