Episode 39: Chuck Garric
Chuck Garric is one of the hardest-working bass players in rock music today. Not only has he toured and played a key role in Alice Cooper's band since 2002, he also fronts his own band, Beastö Blancö, alongside Calico Cooper. He has also co-written songs for Alice Cooper.
A Nashville native, Chuck has played with a with Turd, The Druts, L.A. Guns, Dio, and the Eric Singer Project. He's also played bass for Billy Bob Thornton, Ted Nugent, Don Felder, and Journey at the Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding for the past three years.
Beastö Blancö recently wrapped up touring in support of their latest album "We Are" and is currently prepping for a tour with Alice Cooper that starts in weeks.
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What OTHERS say about Beasto Blanco:
Alice Cooper –“Chuck Garric is one of those seemingly dangerous and elusive figures who is always doing something cutting edge behind closed doors. Always writing, creating, destroying…who knows what else. He’s a man of many talents and as expected, Chuck’s new band Beasto Blanco has really hooked me. It may come as a shock to you, but I love rock with an edge… And Beasto Blanco has an edge like a switchblade.”
Johnny Depp – “What an honor to hear something as beastly and killer as this!!! It’s truly, truly great and wonderfully kind of life affirming! Makes one feel ownership of their being!”
Eric Singer (KISS Drummer) – “Beasto Blanco puts Chuck Garric in his natural setting. Hitting hard and crushing all who step in his path!”
Eddie Webb (DJ, VH1) “If Rob Zombie and Trent Reznor had a bastard rock child that loved the Rolling Stones and catchy hooks from the 50’s, it would be Chuck Garric and his in your face groovin’ project Beasto Blanco. It’s not about reinventing the wheel, it’s about giving ’em fucking cool rims! I love this!”
Mikkey Dee (Motorhead Drummer) – “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” is a real ass-kicker and I wouldn’t expect anything less when Chuck is at the forefront, keep slammin!
Katherine Turman (Music journalist) – “Beasto Blanco’s “Breakdown’ is an awesomely dirty, pedal-to-the-metal rocker. With industrial-tinged beats, propulsive energy, slick guitar solos, cool choruses and nasty-girly backup vocals, fans of classic rock and metal will worship ‘Breakdown’ and its equally dark and sexy”.
Dare I say: “Unleash-o the Beasto?”
Bob Ezrin (Producer) – “Chuck Garric is modern day monster, one of the most talented and heaviest rock musicians I’ve ever worked with!”