Gary Cherone
Singer-songwriter
Gary Cherone
'Gary Francis Caine Cherone is an American rock singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work with the rock group Extreme, as well as his short stint as the lead singer for Van Halen on their 11th album Van Halen III and subsequent tour. In recent years he has released solo recordings. In 2007, he reunited with Extreme. The band's latest album Saudades de Rock was released on August 12, 2008.
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Rock out on Tuesday with a reunited Van Halen
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth rock out earlier in Van Halen's tour at a show in Reading, Pa. (AP) Van Halen’s been so many incarnations – the original straight-ahead rock days, the “Jump” MTV heyday, the Van Hagar era, whatever that was for five minutes with Gary Cherone, and now the reinvented version, with David Lee Roth and his leather pants taking their rightful place in a band that is now three-quarters Van Halen. Here are five good reasons to check out the current version when they swing by BankAtlantic Center on Tuesday: 1. Because nobody but nobody embodies the essence of the quintessential frontman like Diamond Dave. He still pulls off some of those high kicks, even if he’s not wearing pink leopard print leggings anymore. 2. Because the tour apparently focuses on its head Van Halen – Eddie, that is. He’s one of the most influential rock guitarists ever, and after years of struggle, he’s apparently in top shredding form. 3. Because Wolfgang, Eddie’s son and t ...
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John & Molly's features Flip 'n' Mickeys, Herd of Blues - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
Saturday: Skid Row, Hurtsmile (with Gary Cherone of Extreme), 9 pm, $35. Sunday: JB Kline, 6 to 10 pm HIGH STREET GRILL, 64 High St., Mount Holly, 609-265-9199. Thursday: Open Mike Night, 7 to 11 pm KATMANDU, Route 29, 50 Riverview Executive Plaza,
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Newsflash: Sammy Hagar Doesn't Like Van Halen Anymore - Ology
Google News - over 5 years
(The band's abysmal last album III was released in 1998 with Extreme singer Gary Cherone.) A pair of new songs with original singer David Lee Roth appeared on 1996's Best Of, Volume I, while three new Hagar/Van Halen tracks popped up on 2004's Best Of
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Fantasy football: Why should I be scared of Arian Foster? - Worcester Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
Question: The only worse idea than drafting Michael Vick is Gary Cherone on lead vocals. Just sayin... Josh Bousquet: I think it's unfair to give Gary Cherone credit only for his VH days ... don't tell me you never wooed a girl with "More Than Words
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极端乐队加盟大爱音乐节 主唱盖瑞-雪隆领衔 - 新浪网
Google News - over 5 years
Gary Cherone 出生于60年代初于马赛诸塞洲的Malden。由于早期对于运动的热爱,他投身于职业篮球的赛场。但不幸的是,由于严重的膝伤,受到打击的Gary不得不提前结束了自己的体育生涯。从那以后,他被音乐所深深吸引,并
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Van Halen's Australian Dates Canceled - RollingStone.com
Google News - over 5 years
The band hasn't released a new album since their ill-fated 1998 disc Van Halen III with former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone. They reunited with Sammy Hagar for a tour in 2004, and three years later they brought David Lee Roth back to the fold – though
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Extreme庾澄庆李健迪克牛仔等共享大爱音乐节 - TOM
Google News - over 5 years
2011年7月11日,中国阵容最强大的顶级流行音乐节——“大爱国际音乐节”在北京广播大厦的演播大厅内举行新闻发布会,美国Extreme(极端)乐队的主唱Gary Cherone、谢天笑、庾澄庆、迪克牛仔、李健、等多位参演艺人亮相发布
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大愛音樂節十一唱響 極端樂隊庾澄慶等造勢(圖) - 臺灣新浪網
Google News - over 5 years
搖滾歌手方面,屆時會有謝天笑、萬能青年旅店、山人樂隊等參與演出,此外,美國傳奇樂隊極端(Extreme)的主唱加里-切洛尼(Gary Cherone)也將加盟。發布會當天他特地趕到北京,依然是一頭短髮,身材瘦削的加里透露,將在音樂節上演出極端樂隊的多首代表作,還會翻唱和他合作
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Sammy Hagar Says Reunion with Van Halen 'Inevitable' - Ultimate Classic Rock
Google News - over 5 years
They already tried that [with Gary Cherone] and it didn't work. It's inevitable that if Eddie and I want to play music for the rest of our lives, someday they're gonna have come and deal with me. And I'm pretty easy to deal with
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Rock Music Menu: Van Halen's return is near - Delaware County Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
The last full-length from the group came in 1998 with singer number three, Gary Cherone, the unimaginatively titled and critically skewered “Van Halen 3.” And to answer long-standing questions about whether anyone is going to be interested in new music
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Счастливы вместе - Звуки.ру
Google News - over 5 years
На этот раз Van Halen решили приютить вокалиста Гари Чероне (Gary Cherone), который пел у них несколько лет. Может быть потому, что тот не успел им еще порядком надоесть, они его и взяли, ведь кого еще брать? На Сэмми Хагара (Sammy Hagar) они в обиде
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Ex-Van Halen Bassist Called '04 Reunion "Uncomfortable" - Undercover Music News
Google News - over 5 years
Van Halen are heading to Australia for the first time since the late 90s, when they came here with the oft-forgotten third singer Gary Cherone. While this upcoming tour marks the first time they've been down under with original singer
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Michael Anthony: "Eddie Van Halen me considera um traidor" - Whiplash! RockSite
Google News - over 5 years
Mas na verdade, a última vez que trabalhamos juntos foi quando Gary Cherone estava conosco. Eu ia lá, ficava sentado e não tocava uma nota, já que ele tomava conta de tudo. Ou era ele que não aparecia, até surgir com seu roupão de banho às quatro da
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Alter Bridge Guitarist Says He's Heard Entire New Van Halen Album - Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Google News - over 5 years
The group began recording in January with producer John Shanks. Van Halen's last full album, "Van Halen III", came out in 1998 and featured the only appearance of Extreme singer Gary Cherone as lead vocalist
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STEVE SMITH: Classic pop, rock and country - Long Beach Press-Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
VAN HALEN TIMES TWO Two former Van Halen singers, Sammy Hagar and, no, not David Lee Roth, the other guy, former Extreme singer Gary Cherone, who was briefly its frontman in 1997-98, are on the same bill this weekend. Cherone and his new band,
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Ex- Van Halen Singers To Rock The Same Stage (A Top Story) - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
Here is the recap: (Gibson) While Van Halen are preparing to hit the road in Australia later this year, former singers Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone will share the stage in Tucson, Arizona this weekend. Cherone's new band, Hurtsmile, will support Sammy
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Mike Bell: Are these classic rockers little less Super? - Calgary Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Van Halen can toss whatever tequila-soaked, alien-probed hairbag they want onstage, but for most people Van Halen is that magical time when they were fronted by the most flamboyant and exciting vocalist rock 'n' roll has ever seen, one Mr. Gary Cherone
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EX-BANDA EM ESTÚDIO - O Liberal - Americana
Google News - over 5 years
Enquanto isso, os demitidos Sammy Hagar e Gary Cherone (respectivamente 2º e 3º vocalista do VH) dividirão o palco num concerto que acontece no próximo sábado, em Tucson, Arizona, num local chamado Casino Del Sol. A Hurtsmile - banda de Cherone - vai
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG) - Explorer News
Google News - over 5 years
Listen to the popular hard rocker Sammy Hagar with special guests Gary Cherone and Hurtsmile. Details: 8 pm; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $30-$90; 800-344-9435. • Enjoy the traditional flamenco guitar of the Chris Burton
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gary Cherone
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    Cherone has formed a new band with his brother Markus on guitar, Joe Pessia on bass/mandolin and Dana Spellman on drums. They have released a self-titled debut album in early 2011 and have toured to promote it.
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  • 2007
    Age 45
    In 2007, he reunited with Extreme.
    More Details Hide Details The band's latest album Saudades de Rock was released on August 12, 2008. Born Gary Francis Caine Cherone, he grew up in Malden, Massachusetts and attended Malden High School, the third of five brothers and the younger of fraternal twin Greg Cherone. Raised in a middle-class Catholic family, Cherone was quiet, creative, and athletic. As a youth, he dreamed of a career as a basketball player until he suffered a serious knee injury. In his teenage years, Cherone turned to singing in local bands and was heavily influenced by the reigning rock frontmen of the day, most notably Roger Daltrey of The Who, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and Queen's Freddie Mercury. In 1979 Cherone and drummer friend Paul Geary along with guitarist Matt McKay, formed a hard-rock band called Adrenalin and performed locally. In 1981, they changed the band's name to The Dream and recorded a six-song independent vinyl E.P.
  • 2004
    Age 42
    Unlike the band's subsequent 2004 and 2007–08 tours, Van Halen toured outside of North America in 1998, playing dates in Japan, Europe, and for the first time, Australia and New Zealand.
    More Details Hide Details One date in Australia was filmed and aired on MTV. Plans progressed for a follow-up album, to be released at the end of 1999. Releasing a new studio album a year after the previous one had not been done by Van Halen since 1982, when the band released Diver Down. Reportedly, Van Halen's then-record company Warner Bros. sent back the new album twice because they did not hear a "hit" pop single on it. Frustrated by the rejections from the record label, Cherone left Van Halen amicably. Since then, he has remained on good terms with his former bandmates, going on record numerous times with his thoughts on why the collaboration failed to work out. After his departure from Van Halen, Cherone returned to Boston and put together a new project, Tribe of Judah. The band played several shows in the Boston area and released a CD on Spitfire Records entitled Exit Elvis.
  • 2003
    Age 41
    In February 2003, just one week after The Station Nightclub Fire, Gary and his brother, Markus, performed "More Than Words" during a memorial service for the victims.
    More Details Hide Details The memorial was broadcast live on WHJY in Providence, RI. In 2005, Cherone released a four song sampler CD, Need I Say More that was written and produced by Steve Catizone and Leo Mellace. This album was recorded by Jeff Yurek at Sanctum Sound in Boston, Massachusetts and mixed by Carl Nappa in New York City. Musicians including Dave DiCenso (drums), Baron Browne (bass) and Steve Hunt (keyboards) are also featured on the record. In May 2006, Cherone sang in three shows as part of Amazing Journey, a tribute to The Who created by ex Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, featuring Paul Gilbert on guitar and Billy Sheehan on bass. Not long after, Gary and his brother Markus Cherone created their own tribute to The Who, Slip Kid. Presently the band continues to perform regularly in the Greater Boston area.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 36
    Released on March 17, 1998, Van Halen III debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 197,000 copies in its first week; 500,000 by summer (RIAA gold certified in the United States); and over 700,000 copies as of 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured an eclectic and diverse set of songs, marking a departure from the straightforward arena rock that Van Halen had played with Hagar, and contrasting with the tongue-in-cheek bombast that originally attracted Van Halen fans to Roth. Van Halen IIIs songs were often longer and more lyrically intricate than earlier Van Halen material, giving it a progressive influence. The album only produced a sole #1 Billboard Mainstream Rock hit in "Without You". By most bands' standards the album would have been considered an unmitigated commercial success, but by Van Halen's standards it was considered a flop. Neither the album nor the supporting tour performed to financial expectations, with Van Halen III being the first album in the band's career to not achieve at least double platinum status. However, the tour was well received by fans. The tour brought back many older Van Halen songs that fans had wanted to hear since Roth's initial departure in 1984. This was largely because Hagar refused to play all but the most famous of Roth-era songs.
  • 1996
    Age 34
    Guitarist Eddie Van Halen liked Cherone's lyrics, as well as his work ethic, and in November 1996 Cherone became Van Halen's third lead vocalist.
    More Details Hide Details That year, Cherone took up residence in Eddie's guest house and spent the next year writing and recording a new studio album.
    In 1996, rock band, Van Halen, had a falling out with their second lead singer, Sammy Hagar, who had been with the band since 1985.
    More Details Hide Details After a failed reunion attempt with original lead vocalist David Lee Roth, who had been with Van Halen from 1974–85, Van Halen was once again without a lead vocalist. At the urging of Van Halen's manager, Ray Danniels, (who also managed Extreme), Cherone was called for an audition.
  • 1995
    Age 33
    In response, Extreme's 1995 recording, Waiting for the Punchline, was a stripped-down and cynical affair that was only modestly successful.
    More Details Hide Details After the supporting tour, Bettencourt became dissatisfied and left the group to launch a solo career. Extreme officially folded almost immediately afterward.
  • 1992
    Age 30
    Cherone's career came full circle in April 1992 when he performed "Hammer to Fall" onstage with the three surviving members of Queen at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium. (Extreme also performed a medley of Queen hits during the first half of the concert.) Later that year, Extreme released III Sides To Every Story, a concept album known by the band as their finest work.
    More Details Hide Details This album marked the pinnacle of the band's creative ability as a whole. As the decade progressed, the sudden popularity of grunge brought about a sea of change in the pop music industry, causing 80's rock and glam to gain less commercial support from labels.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 25
    By the late 1980s, the group had attracted a large regional following; in 1987, the band signed with A&M Records, which released their self-titled debut album in 1989. Selling over 250,000 copies, the band's debut album justified a second, and in 1990 the band recorded the critically acclaimed Extreme II: Pornograffiti, a fiery mix of hard rock, funk, and pop propelled by Bettencourt's extraordinary guitar playing.
    More Details Hide Details The album's lyrical content, mostly written by Cherone, was loosely based on the concept of a fictional young boy named "Francis" and his observations of a decadent, corrupt, and misogynistic society. Although well received by the rock world in the press, initial sales and chart success for the album were sluggish until A&M released the acoustic ballad "More Than Words" in the early spring of 1991. The song was picked up by mainstream radio and became a huge smash, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 that summer. Extreme II: Pornograffiti was eventually certified quadruple platinum and remains a notable entry in the genre. Also in 1991, Extreme toured in support of David Lee Roth.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on July 26, 1961.
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