Eric Griffin

Eric Griffin

Eric Michael Griffin (born February 26, 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American rock guitarist. He is most famous for playing bass in the horror punk, glam metal band Murderdolls. He is now living in Los Angeles, CA.

Gear

*Custom B.C Rich Mockingbird basses
*Custom Gibson Les Paul bass
*Gibson Blackbird
*Marshall VBA400x2, Marshall VBA810x2

History

Music

Griffin started playing guitar at the age of 12 and states his childhood influences as KISS and Mötley Crüe. He has now toured the world and made a name for himself in the music industry. From 1998 until 2002 - Griffin played guitar in an alternative rock band called Synical with friend Ben Graves.

In the early 2000s Tripp Eisen showed a video of himself jamming with Griffin and Graves, to members of a project which he was involved with; the Murderdolls. Although not his preferred position (lead guitar), Eric agreed to join the Murderdolls as the bassist. Murderdolls had already recorded their debut album by the time Eric had joined, although he does feature in the album artwork for "Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls".

Griffin toured all over the world with the Murderdolls; Japan, United States, United Kingdom, etc and found success with the band, featuring in promotional videos for "Dead In Hollywood", "White Wedding" and "Love at First Fright".

In 2004 as Murderdolls guitarist Joey Jordison returned to his primary band, the Murderdolls went on hiatus. Since this time Griffin has played with a number of other bands; such as New Rising Son and Roxy Saint, as well as a brief reunion of Synical for a tribute show.

Most recently he has been working with Ajax Garcia and Jesse Mendez in the band The Napoleon Blownaparts, or The Blownaparts as they are also known. However, Eric himself claims that his involvement with The Napoleon Blownaparts has been overblown by the media, as he has only played one show with them and recorded two cover songs. He has also filled in as guitarist for Faster Pussycat after Brent Muscat was unable to tour.

In spring 2007, Eric reunited with Brian Haught to write and record a new Synical dual disc release entitled "Quit while you're Behind".

In 2006, Eric rejoined Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 in 13's solo band, and toured with him for a year.

As of Friday August 3rd, 2007 Wednesday 13's Tour page, MySpace, and [http://www.eric-griffin.com/ Eric's website] stated that Eric has reportedly left the Wednesday 13 tour band. No information was stated on the sites as to why Eric left the band. Eric has now been replaced by J-Sin Trioxin.

In October 2007, Eric Griffin entered The Chop Shop in Hollywood, CA. and performed a guitar solo on Undercover Slut's "Kastration Kar Krashes" song, to be featured on "Amerikkka Macht Frei" (Undercover Slut's forthcoming album).

Eric is finishing work on 'QUIT WHILE YOU'RE BEHIND' album/DVD to be released fall 2008. Eric and Brian are joined by live bassist Dan Kincaid (Spit Out Star) and will be touring internationally, fall 2008.

Video

As well as featuring in videos for the Murderdolls and Wednesday 13 video "My Home Sweet Homicide" (as band member), Griffin has featured in a number of other promotional videos as an actor.

*Depeche Mode - "I Feel Loved"
*Alien Ant Farm - "Movies" in which he played the part of Axl Rose
*Static-X- "Cold" where he played a vampire.
*Goo Goo Dolls - "Broadway"
*Deftones - "Back to School" where he plays a student

Griffin also made a brief cameo appearance in the movie; Queen of the Damned.

External links

* [http://www.eric-griffin.com Eric-Griffin.com]
* [http://www.planet-13.co.uk Look What The Zombies Dragged In From The Grave! (W13, MD, FDQ & MST Fansite)]


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