Metal guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert was born November 6, 1966 in Carbondale,
IL and raised primarily in Greenburg, PA; he began playing music at age
five, and by age 15 was not only touring local clubs with his band Tau
Zero but was even spotlighted in Guitar Player magazine alongside fellow
up-and-comer Yngwie Malmsteen.
In 1984 Gilbert relocated to Los Angeles to attend the Guitar Institute
of Technology, becoming an instructor there the following year; concurrently
he formed the band Electric Fence, which by 1986 evolved into Racer X.
Their debut album Street Lethal appeared later that year, but in the wake
of the follow-up, 1987's Second Heat, Gilbert exited to join Mr. Big,
which in 1992 topped the pop charts with the ballad "To Be with You."
Mr. Big disbanded in 1996, and a year later Gilbert made his solo debut
with King of Clubs; Flying Dog followed in 1998, trailed by Beehive Live
in 1999 and Alligator Farm in fall 2000.
1986 Street Lethal
1987 Second Heat
1988 Live: Extreme volume
1992 Live: Extreme volume II
1999 Technical difficulties
2001 Snowball of Doom (Live at the Whiskey)
1990 Live! Raw like sushi (Japan)
1990 "Navy Seals" Soundtarck album
1991 Lean into it
1992 Raw like sushi 2 (Japan)
1992 Mr. Big Live
1993 Bump Ahead
1994 Japandemonium (Japan)
1996 Hey Man
1996 Big, Bigger, Biggest! The best of Mr. Big
1997 Live at Budokan (Japan)
2000 Deep Cuts: Best Of Ballads
1991 A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (live at the 1991 Frankfurt Jazz Festival).
1998 King of Clubs. 1999 Flying Dog. 1999 Beehive Live. 2000 Alligator
Farm. 2001 Raw Blues Power (with Paul's Uncle, Jimi Kidd). 1991 A Tribute
to Jimi Hendrix (live at the 1991 Frankfurt Jazz Festival).
1998 King of Clubs.
1999 Flying Dog.
1999 Beehive Live.
2000 Alligator Farm.
2001 Raw Blues Power (with Paul's Uncle, Jimi Kidd).
Official Site: www.paulgilbert.com