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Greg Smith

Beginnings — Alice Cooper and Rainbow

In Part One, we talked to Greg Smith about his influences; such as, his first break with Wendy O. Williams, when Gene Simmons asked him to join the touring band in support of her first solo album in 1984, and when Greg joined  Alice Cooper in 1991. In 1994, Greg was invited to audition for the new Rainbow band that Ritchie Blackmore was putting together. He talks about his homemade beer he offered to Ritchie and Ritchie’s pranks on the band members. We also chatted about the show at the Hammersmith Odeon, when two kids stole Ritchie’s guitar right off the stage.

Joe Lynn Turner, Billy Joel, and Ted Nugent

In Part Two of our two-part interview with Ted Nugent bassist, Greg Smith, we talk about recording and playing with Joe Lynn Turner, and performing in Billy Joel’s Broadway play, Movin’ Out.”  We also spoke about his current gig with Ted Nugent.  As of December 2020, he now is the longest playing member in Ted’s band, next to Derek St. Holmes.

Video interview with Greg Smith (Part Two)

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1 Comment on Greg Smith-Bassist for Ted Nugent (Part 2 of 2)

  1. Claudio Manzi
    Replied on December 29, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Great boy!!!

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