Gibby Haynes

Gibson Jerome "Gibby" Haynes (born September 30, 1957) is an American musician, radio personality, and painter, and the lead singer of the group Butthole Surfers. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he is the son of actor Jerry Haynes, best known as Dallas-based kids' TV host "Mr. Peppermint" and Doris Haynes. Haynes was a star on his high school's basketball team, and he attended Trinity University to study accounting. While at Trinity, Gibby was the captain of the basketball team, president of his fraternity, and was named the Accounting Student of the Year. After graduating, he went to work as an auditor for Peat Marwick accounting firm. After a year of working in accounting, he formed the Butthole Surfers, a group who became notorious for their elaborate stage shows and psychedelic music. Haynes played saxophone on several albums, including Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac, one of the Butthole Surfers' earlier works. Haynes appears with Ministry (performing the lead vocals on Jesus Built My Hotrod) and the 2006 Revolting Cocks CD entitled Cocked and Loaded. Haynes has also fronted the band P with friend and actor Johnny Depp.


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