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|Gary "X" Finneran|
|Birth name||Gary Louis Finneran|
|Also known as||Gary X|
|Born||April 17, 1964|
California, California, U.S
|Died||May 10, 2009|
California, California, U.S.
|Genres||Alternative rock, pop punk, punk rock, hard rock|
|Instruments||vocals, guitar, drums|
|Labels||Relativity Records/Sony Music Entertainment|
|Associated acts||Ex-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.
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