Guitarist

Mike McCready

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Age 57
Birthday April 51966
Birth Sign Aries
City Pensacola
Country FL
Profession Guitarist

Mike McCready is a famous Guitarist, born on April 5, 1966 in United States. As of December 2022, Mike McCready’s net worth is $70 Million. He was also in the bands Temple of the Dog, Mad Season, and The Rockfords.

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Mike McCready Biography

Musician who gained notoriety for his work as the lead guitarist with the alternative rock group Pearl Jam. McCready’s second most used guitar is a Gibson Les Paul. He now uses it for live performances of “Alive”, “Brain of J.” (from Yield), and “Given to Fly”, among others. Among his collection, his most frequently used is his 1959 Standard, formerly owned by Jim Armstrong, guitarist for Van Morrison’s band, Them. He has only recently started to use the single pickup Gibson Les Paul Junior, which is a tv yellow 1959 model. He also has Gibson Les Paul Specials. He plays Fender Telecasters on live performances of “Save You” (from Riot Act), “World Wide Suicide” (from Pearl Jam), and “Marker in the Sand”, among others. A Gibson ES-335 is used for live performances of “Faithfull”. Mike has a large collection of guitars, but other notable models include a Gibson Flying V, “reverse” and “non-reverse” Gibson Firebirds and a Billy Zoom signature Gretsch Silver Jet..

He married Ashley O’Connor.

A Fender Stratocaster has been used constantly and most often throughout his career. McCready has used many types of Stratocasters, vintage and modern, even including left-handed Stratocasters with reversed strings, so that the slanted bridge pickup would have more treble on the lower strings, as opposed to the intended higher strings. This was a common practice of Jimi Hendrix, who played right-handed guitars even though he was left-handed. His most prized model is a slab rosewood fretboard 1959 Stratocaster, the first in a series of 1959 modeled vintage guitars, inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” guitar.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Michael David McCready (born April 5, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Eddie Vedder, he is one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. McCready was also a member of the side project bands Flight to Mars, Temple of the Dog, Mad Season and The Rockfords.

Mike McCready Net Worth

Mike McCready is one of the richest Guitarist & listed on most popular Guitarist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Mike McCready‘s net worth $70 Million.

Net Worth $70 Million
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Source of Income Guitarist
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He attended Roosevelt High School, during which he founded his first group, Shadow. Though Shadow was a cover band, he soon began writing original music.

Michael David McCready (born April 5, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Eddie Vedder, he is one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. McCready was also a member of the side project bands Flight to Mars, Temple of the Dog, Mad Season and The Rockfords.

In eighth grade, McCready formed his first band, Warrior, whose name soon changed to Shadow. Originally a cover band playing during free periods at Roosevelt High School, the band eventually began writing original material and recording demo tapes. After high school, McCready worked at a pizza restaurant where he befriended musician Pete Droge. In 1986, Shadow relocated to Los Angeles and attempted to cut a record deal. However, according to McCready:

In 1988, Shadow returned to Seattle and split up soon afterwards. McCready lost interest in playing guitar for some time, stating that he was “so depressed about life”. He cut his hair, enrolled in a local community college, and spent his nights working at a video store. He credits a friend named Russ Riedner for getting him “out of my college mode and back into playing guitar”. McCready was inspired to pick up his guitar again after attending a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. McCready said:

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The band started rehearsing songs that Cornell had written on tour prior to Wood’s death, as well as re-working some existing material from demos written by Gossard and Ament. This was McCready’s first recording studio experience, and he took a central role in the project. McCready performed an epic four-minute-plus solo for “Reach Down”. According to Cornell, McCready’s headphone monitors flew off halfway through the recording of the solo, and he played the rest without being able to hear the backing track. McCready considers this track to be one of his proudest moments. This project eventually featured vocalist Eddie Vedder, who had arrived in Seattle to audition to be the singer for Ament and Gossard’s next band, which later became Pearl Jam. Vedder sang a duet with Cornell on the song “Hunger Strike” and provided background vocals on several other songs. The band decided that it had enough material for an entire album and in April 1991 Temple of the Dog was released through A&M Records.

Mike McCready Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Guitarist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Mike McCready celebrates birthday on April 5 of every year.

Pearl Jam was formed in 1990 by Ament, Gossard, and McCready, who then recruited Vedder and drummer Dave Krusen. The band originally took the name Mookie Blaylock, but was forced to change it when the band signed to Epic Records in 1991. After the recording sessions for Ten were completed, Krusen left Pearl Jam in May 1991. Krusen was replaced by Matt Chamberlain, who had previously played with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. After playing only a handful of shows, one of which was filmed for the “Alive” video, Chamberlain left to join the Saturday Night Live band. As his replacement, Chamberlain suggested Dave Abbruzzese, who joined the group and played the rest of Pearl Jam’s live shows supporting the Ten album.

Who was the original drummer for Pearl Jam?

Pearl Jam reunited with original drummer Dave Krusen and performed numerous tracks from the rock band’s 1991 debut album, Ten, during the group’s concert on Monday (May 16) at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

Was Mike McCready in Temple of the Dog?

McCready was also a member of the side project bands Flight to Mars, Temple of the Dog, Mad Season and The Rockfords. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017.

What kind of guitar does Mike McCready play?

Mike McCready primarily plays Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster guitars. Over the years he’s played many different guitars live and in the studio, but the most notorious surely being his 1959/1960 Fender Stratocaster and his Honeyburst 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard.

How did McCready join Pearl Jam?

A few months after, McCready received a call from Gossard inquiring if he’d like to jam together. The pair immediately hit it off, and with another former MLB member on board, bassist Jeff Ament, as well as San Diego native Eddie Vedder on vocals (and various drummers), Pearl Jam was born in late 1990.

Who was the best Pearl Jam drummer?

Matt Cameron was admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam in 2017. However, he will not be remembered only as a Pearl Jam drummer. Matt has such a rich career and huge talent, making him one of the top drummers.

Following an intense touring schedule, the band went into the studio to record what would become its second studio album, Vs., released in 1993. Upon its release, Vs. set at the time the record for most copies of an album sold in a week, and spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard 200. Vs. was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 1995. From Vs., the song “Daughter” received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and the song “Go” received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.

McCready has had two different bouts with substance abuse. The first came during the production of Pearl Jam’s 1994 album Vitalogy, when McCready was fighting drug and alcohol addiction:

During the production of Vitalogy, McCready went into rehabilitation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he met bassist John Baker Saunders of The Lamont Cranston Band. In 1994, when the two returned to Seattle, they formed a side band, The Gacy Bunch, with vocalist Layne Staley of Alice in Chains and drummer Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees. After several live shows, they changed their name to Mad Season. The band released the album Above through Columbia Records in 1995, and are best known for the single “River of Deceit”. The band broke up following Saunders’ death in 1999 due to a heroin overdose. Staley would pass away three years later in 2002, of an apparent overdose of heroin and cocaine.

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