Jim Wilson (guitar player)

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Jim Wilson
Jim performing with Mother Superior
Background information
Birth nameJames Wilson
Born Delaware, United States
Genres Blues rock, experimental, heavy metal, hardcore punk, alternative rock, post-punk, noise rock, folk rock, Funk
Occupation(s) Guitarist, musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals, Bass guitar
Associated acts Mother Superior
Rollins Band
Daniel Lanois

James Wilson is an American guitarist in the band Mother Superior, [1] and previously in the Rollins Band. He is a professional musician known for his soulful vocals and powerful blues-rock guitar work.[ citation needed ] He also plays guitar and bass with Daniel Lanois. Wilson hails from Delaware, but currently resides in Los Angeles, California.



Wilson was born in Delaware. A founding member of the blues rock trio Mother Superior who as a band have worked with Lemmy, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Emmylou Harris, Anthrax, Wayne Kramer, George Clinton, and Iggy Pop. They were also approached by Henry Rollins in 1999 and asked to become 3/4 of the Rollins Band, an offer they accepted. Mother Superior released their eighth studio album Three Headed Dog in 2007. Along with the other members of Mother Superior, Wilson has recorded and appeared with Daniel Lanois in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2014.

Wilson has also made live appearances with Sparks, notably in 2008 during the Sparks Spectacular, where they played each of their 21 albums in their entirety over 21 nights in London.

He toured with Daniel Lanois and has taken back the mantle of lead singer for Motor Sister, a project of his with Scott Ian (guitar), Joey Vera (bass), John Tempesta (drums), and Pearl Aday (vocals).


Mother Superior

Release DateTitleLabelNotes
1993Right in a RowNoneSelf produced eight song recording
1996 The Heavy Soul Experience Top Beat Records
1997KaleidescopeTop Beat Records
1998DeepTop Beat RecordsJapanese version 1999 - Crown Records
2001Mother SuperiorTriple X Records
2002 Sin Muscletone RecordsEuro version 2003 - Fargo
2004 13 Violets Top Beat RecordsEuro version 2004 - Fargo
2005MoaninBad ReputationFirst record with Matt Tecu on drums.
2007Three Headed DogRosa Records
2008GrandeKicking Records

With Rollins Band

Release DateTitleLabelNotes
2000 Get Some Go Again DreamWorks The single "Get Some Go Again" was released in 2000. (B-side of "Don't Let This Be").
2000 A Clockwork Orange Stage 2.13.61 Records Live at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark, July 1, 2000.
2001 Yellow Blues 2.13.61 Records Out-takes from Get Some Go Again sessions.
2001 Nice Sanctuary Records
2001 A Nicer Shade Of Red 2.13.61 Records Out-takes from Nice.
2002 The Only Way To Know For Sure Sanctuary Records 2 discs. Recorded live at The Metro in Chicago on March 1 & 2, 2002.
2002 Rise Above Sanctuary Records 24 Black Flag songs to benefit the West Memphis Three

With Motor Sister

Release DateTitleLabelNotes
2015 Ride Metal Blade Motor Sister consists of Jim Wilson, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Pearl Aday, Armored Saint's Joey Vera, and The Cult's John Tempesta.

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