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Gary "X" Finneran
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Background information
Birth nameGary Louis Finneran
Also known asGary X
BornApril 17, 1964
California, California, U.S
DiedMay 10, 2009
California, California, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, pop punk, punk rock, hard rock
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, guitar, drums
Years active1980–2009
LabelsRelativity Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Associated actsEx-Idols, Tragedy Club, Tuscaurora, She Died

Gary Finneran (April 17, 1964 – May 10, 2009), also known as 'Gary X', was an American singer songwriter best known as a the frontman for the band Ex-Idols. He was considered[according to whom?] to be one of the best songwriters to have never been recognized and was honored as such at his memorial. Finneran gained critical acclaim[according to whom?] and radio success with his band The Ex-Idols, known for their single 'Go Away,' the 1993 Pill Popper EP and 1994 Social Kill full-length CD Relativity Records. After The Ex-Idols, Gary went on to sing and play guitar in the Hollywood three-piece band Tuscaurora. His other music projects included: She Died, Tragedy Club, and Gary X and the Fortune Hunters. Most recently, he was attending the California Institute Of The Arts.

In 2009, after a long troubled history with alcohol, Gary Finneran was found dead in a hotel room in Van Nuys, a victim of his own suicide.[citation needed]

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