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Born Gregory Regis Ginn on the 8th June 1954 in Tuscon, Arizona USA, Greg is a guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known to the world as the frontman of the hardcore punk band Black Flag, but has also released a number of albums on his own.
Have you ever wondered how rich Greg Ginn is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ginn’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry which started in the mid- ‘70s.
Greg Ginn Net Worth $2 Million
Little is known about Greg’s childhood and growing up on the whole. He has a younger brother, Raymond Pettibon, who is an artist.
He started the band Panic in 1976, but soon the group assumed the name Black Flag. Greg became known for his devotion to music, rehearsing several hours per day, but that often upset other members of the band. Because of Greg’s habit, his Black Flag saw several changes in line-up over the years, and eventually reached success with Greg being the only consistent member and leader of the group. Until their fallout in 1986, Black Flag released six studio albums, including “Damaged”, “My War” (1984), “Slip It In” (1984), and “In My Head, among others, the sales of which only increased Greg’s net worth. The group reunited in 2003 for a benefit concert, and then again in 2013, to record the seventh album “What The”. All albums were released through Greg’s own record label, called SST, which in the beginning was a small business through which he sold electronics equipment, called Solid State Tuners. His label managed to sign artists such as Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Sonic Youth, and Soundgarden of the recently deceased Chris Cornell. This also increased Greg’s net worth.
Apart from Black Flag, Greg has played with several other bands, including Gone, October Fraction, Mojack and many others, which also added to his wealth. Moreover, Greg also ventured out on his own, releasing a number of albums beginning in 1993 until the present day. His first solo release was the LP “Getting Even” (1993), and over the years released such successful recording as “Let It Burn” (1994), “Goof Off Experts” (2008), “We Are Amused” (2011), and “Fearless Leaders” (2013), among others, which contributed.
Regarding his personal life, Greg was married to Marina; before their divorce, the couple had two children. Greg was a vegetarian for a number of years, and is currently a vegan.
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|Birth date:||June 8, 1954|
|Birth place:||Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|Height:||6' 2" (1.88 m)|
|Education:||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Record labels:||SST Records, Cruz Records|
|Music groups:||Black Flag (2003 – 1986), October Faction, The Nig-Heist (1984), Gone (Since 1985), Mojack, Confront James|
|Movies:||Black Flag: Live, We Jam Econo|
|Albums:||Greg GinnAlbums Getting Even, Let It Burn (Because I Don't Live There Anymore), Let's Get Gone, Real Gone for a Change, Bent Edge, We Are Amused, Legends of Williamson County, Dick, We Are One, Gumbo and Holy Water|
More about Gregory Regis Ginn:
|Metal Evolution||2011||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|Punk's Not Dead||2007||Documentary writer: "Nervous Breakdown" - as Gregg Ginn / writer: "Six Pack"|
|American Hardcore||2006||Documentary writer: "Hot Muff" - as G. Ginn / writer: "Rise Above", "No Values", "Nervous Breakdown", "Six Pack", "Can't Decide", "Slip It In", "Gimme Gimme Gimme"|
|American Wasteland||2005||Video Game writer: "Fix Me"|
|Lords of Dogtown||2005||writer: "Nervous Breakdown"|
|Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary||2004||Documentary writer: "Rise Above"|
|Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession||2004||TV Movie documentary writer: "White Minority"|
|Jackass: The Movie||2002||Documentary "Drinking And Driving"|
|Freaks and Geeks||2000||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|PCU||1994||writer: "Drinking and Driving" - as Gregory Ginn|
|The Pelican Brief||1993||performer: "You Drive Me Crazy" / writer: "You Drive Me Crazy"|
|Ladybugs||1992||writer: "I've Heard It Before"|
|What We Do Is Secret||2007||special thanks|
|Punk's Not Dead||2007||Documentary||Himself - Black Flag|
|We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen||2005||Documentary||Himself|
|Black Flag Live||1984||Documentary||Himself - Guitarist|
|The Decline of Western Civilization||1981||Documentary||Black Flag / Guitarist|
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|1||Has released several solo albums, and currently plays in the band Gone. [April 2002]|
|2||Relocated from Long Beach, California to Taylor, Texas.|
|3||Used a Dan Armstrong Lucite electric guitar throughout his career until it was stolen on April 16, 1986.|
|4||Was ranked 99th on Rolling Stone's "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.".|
|5||Only consistent member through all of Black Flag's career from 1976-1986, 2003.|
|6||Ginn owns independent record label, SST, originally begun as an electronics company called "Solid State Transmitters" while he was a teenager in Long Beach, California. Bands such as The Meat Puppets, The Minutemen, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, and Bad Brains were signed to this label.|
|7||Never used any effect pedals, just his guitar and amp.|
|8||Will reunite Black Flag on September 12, 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium to perform a benefit for organizations that rescue cats.|
|9||Founder of the legendary hardcore band Black Flag. Ginn was both the guitarist and songwriter in its early days, but later shared songwriting duties with lead singer Henry Rollins. Rollins stated in his book "Get in the Van" that Ginn told him in 1986 that he never liked Henry very much, and had decided to break up the band.|
|10||Founded the legendary indie label SST Records in the late seventies. Such bands as Husker Du, the Minutemen, and the Meat Puppets recorded for the label at one time.|
|11||Black Flag's 1981 album 'Damaged' is considered a seminal work in the history of hardcore music, containing such songs as "TV Party" and "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie."|
|1||There's not much music I'll listen to if it doesn't have pretty heavy swing. Rhythm is so important. Punk rock would have more power and feeling if it had swing.|
|2||The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend. Don't try to sound like someone else. REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else.|
|3||Punk rock really came out of New York as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing.|
|4||There are several books out on punk history, but I haven't read any of them. I was there.|
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