Brad Gillis


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Brad Gillis (born 1957) is a guitarist most famous for playing with the band Night Ranger. He was in the band Rubicon during the 70's before Night Ranger. He has also played for Ozzy Osbourne and Fiona, and has released solo albums.

He is best known for his extensive 'whammy-bar' technique in the chart-topping band Night Ranger. Since Night Ranger's first release in 1982, Brad's input has lead this rocking AOR band to the top of the charts and multi-platinum sales around the world. Brad himself has almost twenty gold and platinum albums to his name. He also worked with Ozzy in 1982 after the death of Randy Rhoads and is well known for learning the full set along with an extra Black Sabbath set in less than two weeks. Having appeared in over a dozen MTV and VH1 music videos, Brad is one of the few guitar icons of our time that can undoubtedly be recognized by both his aggressively unique sound and image. His first solo album Gilrock Ranch produced the top twenty AOR single, "Honest to God," co-written and sung by the legendary Gregg Allman. Since it's release in 1993, Gilrock Ranch has become a benchmark for guitar virtuosos in all walks of the music world. His 2001 release, Alligator, features Gary Moon on lead vocals, and shows Brad's diversity in song writing ability. Read more about Brad Gillis on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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