Gina Schock

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Gina Schock
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Schock in action (2008)
Background information
Birth nameRegina Ann Schock
Born (1957-08-31) August 31, 1957 (age 62)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, new wave
Occupation(s)Drummer, actor
InstrumentsVocals, drums, guitar
Years active1977present
Associated acts The Go-Go's, Edie and the Eggs, a-ha, House of Schock

Regina Ann "Gina" Schock (born August 31, 1957) is an American musician. She is best known as the drummer in the all-woman rock band The Go-Go's. [1]

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Early career and the Go-Go's

Schock's career began as drummer for Edie and the Eggs, a band assembled to feature the John Waters star Edith Massey. After her stint in Edie and the Eggs, Schock relocated to Los Angeles, California, and soon joined The Go-Go's. Schock recorded and toured steadily with The Go-Go's until the group disbanded in 1985 and reformed a few years later. She had open-heart surgery before the tour supporting the band's 1984 album Talk Show . She showed the scar to a Rolling Stone reporter during an interview after the procedure.

In 1985 she was occasionally seen on television appearances as the drummer of the Norwegian band a-ha. However, this was just for promo on television, as she was never part of the official band. [2]

After the Go-Go's

Following the dissolution of The Go-Go's, Schock continued drumming with various artists, and would also hone her singing and songwriting skills. In 1987 she and Vance DeGeneres formed House of Schock, which released one album for Capitol Records. The Go-Go's reformed in 1990; Schock has toured and recorded with them since. She also works as a writer and producer for new bands. Schock's songs have appeared in films including The Accused , Superstar , and Bull Durham . She has acted for television and in several films, including those of underground director Relah Eckstein.

Production work and writing

She produced the Go-Go's 5.1 DVD of the 2001 concert, Live in Central Park. Most recently, Schock is one of the cowriters of the title track for the Miley Cyrus album Breakout . She also cowrote "Falling Down", "Kiss and Tell", "Stop and Erase", and "Crush" for Selena Gomez & the Scene's debut album Kiss & Tell .

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References

  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: The Go-Go's". Allmusic . Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  2. Amar, Erin. "Gina Schock of The Go-Go's: Lips Unsealed". Rocker Zine.