Gary Numan Biography

Gary Numan (born Gary Anthony James Webb on 8 March 1958) is an English singer, composer, and musician. Most widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" (as Tubeway Army) and "Cars", Numan achieved his peak of mainstream popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but maintains a loyal cult following.

Numan, whose signature sound consists of heavy synthesizer hooks fed through guitar effects pedals, is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music.

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Gary Numan News

Gary Numan, The Kooks, Cerebral Ballzy for SXSW 2014

Diarrhea Planet, Skaters and Spires are also among the second wave of bands to be announced for the Austin festival

  • Nov 20, 2013

Gary Numan talks of tour bus crash

New-Wave pop icon talks about double-decker smash

  • Dec 11, 2011

Gary Numan to release new album 'Dead Son Rising' on October 24

Synth pop pioneer also confesses to finding recent collaboration with Battles 'daunting'

  • Sep 2, 2011

Gary Numan tells critics to 'fuck off' at Sonisphere - video

Singer plays down accusations of pretentiousness

  • Aug 2, 2010

Gary Numan to perform 'The Pleasure Principle' in full on North American tour

The dates begin in Orlando, Florida on October 17

  • Jun 30, 2010

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Gary Numan Music Videos

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"Love Hurt Bleed"

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Are Friends Electric^ (Dom Joly)

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Gary Numan Reviews

Gary Numan - 'Splinter: Songs From A Broken Mind'

Gary Numan - 'Splinter: Songs From A Broken Mind'

The 55-year-old is in a kind of feedback loop, neither wildly unoriginal nor a natural fit

  • Oct 14, 2013

Gary Numan - 'Love Hurt Bleed'

He's brought along a flamethrower and titanium armour

  • Sep 20, 2013

Album Review: Gary Numan - 'Dead Son Rising'

A collection of revamped offcuts

  • Oct 21, 2011

Gary Numan : Pure

No fucker cares anymore...

  • Oct 25, 2000

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