Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Brief Biography of Greg Kriesel : The Offspring Band

Brief Biography:
Gregory David Kriesel (born January 20, 1965, in Glendale, California), best known by his stage name Greg K., is an American bass guitarist and backing vocalist for the punk band, The Offspring.

Kriesel is one of the founding members of the band alongside singer Dexter Holland. He played an Ibanez custom ATK300 bass and is currently using an Ibanez RD bass, and his hobbies include golf,and BASE jumping. In the early days of The Offspring, up until around 1994, he played a Fender Precision Bass, as seen in the videos for "Come Out and Play" and "Self Esteem". He was also on the track and field team in high school along with fellow bandmate Holland, and was also in the Math Club.

On May 28, 2008, Kriesel announced on The Offspring's website that he was taking a hiatus from touring because of a "scheduled family matter" but would be returning to the fold by mid-June. Face to Face bassist Scott Shiflett filled in for him on those shows. The "scheduled family matter" was a new baby as he became a father for the fourth time.He currently lives in Cypress, California. Read full at wikipedia...

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