Jimmy Rip

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Jimmy Rip is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer, who is known for his work with Jerry Lee Lewis, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Michael Monroe, Henry Lee Summer, Tom Verlaine, and Television.

Rip began playing guitar at the age of six.[1]

In 1986, Rip worked as a session musician on Alphaville's album, Afternoons in Utopia.

He worked with Jagger on his solo album Wandering Spirit and released his first solo album in 1997, called Way Past Blue.

In 2006, Rip worked as a producer and guitarist with Jerry Lee Lewis for his album Last Man Standing. A year later, he joined Television after the departure of their second guitarist Richard Lloyd. Since then, he has been working on a new album with Television, and on a second solo effort. In 2009, after the South American and European tour he completed work on the debut album of the Croatian rock band, Voodoo Lizards.


  1. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 360. CN 5585.