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Louise Lightner Post is the lead vocalist and guitarist for alternative rock
Alternative rock
Alternative rock is a genre of rock music and a term used to describe a diverse musical movement that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular by the 1990s...

 group Veruca Salt
Veruca Salt (band)
Veruca Salt is an alternative rock band founded in 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included vocalist-guitarist Louise Post. Guitarist Stephen Fitzpatrick has been with the band since 1999 and drummer Kellii Scott has worked with the group on and off since 1999...

. She is a graduate of Barnard College
Barnard College
Barnard College is a private women's liberal arts college and a member of the Seven Sisters. Founded in 1889, Barnard has been affiliated with Columbia University since 1900. The campus stretches along Broadway between 116th and 120th Streets in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in the borough...

, holding a Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
A Bachelor of Arts , from the Latin artium baccalaureus, is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both...

 degree in English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

.

Musical career


Post formed the alt-rock band Veruca Salt in the early 1990s along with Nina Gordon
Nina Gordon
Nina Rachel Shapiro Gordon is an American rock singer, and is the co-founder of the band Veruca Salt, having written the songs "Seether" and "Volcano Girls"...

, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro. Veruca Salt released two successful albums, American Thighs
American Thighs
American Thighs is the first album by alternative rock band Veruca Salt. It was released through Minty Fresh Records on September 27, 1994, and re-released through DGC Records on November 8, 1994 . The title is a reference to a line from the AC/DC song "You Shook Me All Night Long"...

 (1994) and Eight Arms to Hold You
Eight Arms to Hold You
Eight Arms to Hold You is an album by alternative rock band Veruca Salt. The album was released through Outpost/Geffen on February 11, 1997...

 (1997), prior to splitting up.

Post reformed the band and released two more studio albums with different line-ups: 2000's Resolver and 2006's IV
IV (Veruca Salt album)
IV is the fourth full-length studio album by Veruca Salt. It was released on 12 September 2006 in the USA and on 25 September in Australia.-Track listing:#"So Weird" #"Centipede" #"Innocent"...

.

She performed a rendition of her song "Spiderman '79" for the independent film The Still Life, in which she also had a small role. The song was performed with Dizzy Reed
Dizzy Reed
Dizzy Reed is a contemporary rock musician, and occasional actor. He is best known for his tenure as the keyboardist & pianist for the rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he has played, toured and recorded since 1990...

 of Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, in 1985. The band has released six studio albums, three EPs, and one live album...

 fame.

During her career, Post has collaborated with several indie rock
Indie rock
Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s. Indie rock is extremely diverse, with sub-genres that include lo-fi, post-rock, math rock, indie pop, dream pop, noise rock, space rock, sadcore, riot grrrl and emo, among others...

 acts, including The Drowners and Frogpond.

Personal life


Post was best friends with Veruca Salt bandmate Nina Gordon
Nina Gordon
Nina Rachel Shapiro Gordon is an American rock singer, and is the co-founder of the band Veruca Salt, having written the songs "Seether" and "Volcano Girls"...

, but Gordon left the band following acrimonious personal disagreements between the two in the late 1990s. Post also cited creative differences as a reason for the split. The next Veruca Salt album, 2000's Resolver, included lyrics that implied hostility towards Gordon. The two had apparently reconciled by 2003 and were friendly once more "but not at the same intensity." In October 2006, Post complimented Gordon's pop music.

Post was previously in a relationship with Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock band originally formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of his previous band. The band got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War...

 front man/former Nirvana
Nirvana (band)
Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987...

 drummer Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl
David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter who is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter for Foo Fighters; the former drummer for Nirvana and Scream; and the current drummer for Them Crooked Vultures...

, which ended in a painful break-up. During a combative, inebriated performance in Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The Melbourne City Centre is the hub of the greater metropolitan area and the Census statistical division—of which "Melbourne" is the common name. As of June 2009, the greater...

 in 1997, she announced that Grohl had left her for actress Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder is an American actress. She made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas. Ryder's first significant role came in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice as a goth teenager, which won her critical and commercial recognition...

. A reference to this is made on the lyrics for Disconnected: "It's kind of scary when your lover leaves you for a movie star".

After Beyond records went under (Resolver), Post once again reformed Veruca Salt with guitarist Stephen Fitzpatrick. In 2005, the band toured and released an E.P titled "Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things." After wrapping the 2005 tour, the band finally released their fourth full album titled "IV" (four) in September 2006.

Post and Courtney Love
Courtney Love
Courtney Michelle Love is an American rock musician. Love is the lead vocalist, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist for alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989, and is an actress who has moved from bit parts in Alex Cox films to significant and acclaimed roles in The People vs...

 were friends and one-time musical collaborators: "I moved to L.A., and I was in a band with Courtney Love for about five minutes." Post said, "I felt like I needed a bath afterwards," in regards to her unavailing collaboration with Love during an interview for Capital Chaos TV in 2006.

On March 30, 2008, Post married boyfriend Tony Parks in Vegas. Post had been dating Parks since 2001. Parks fronts another band called The Brontosaur.

In 2008, Post was one of the contributors to Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna's book Cherry Bomb.

In January 2010, Post announced she was pregnant with her first child. Tony Parks and Louise announce baby Lila born April 28, 2010.

Veruca Salt

  1. American Thighs
    American Thighs
    American Thighs is the first album by alternative rock band Veruca Salt. It was released through Minty Fresh Records on September 27, 1994, and re-released through DGC Records on November 8, 1994 . The title is a reference to a line from the AC/DC song "You Shook Me All Night Long"...

    (1994)
  2. Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt
    Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt
    Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt is an EP by Veruca Salt released in 1996. It followed the band's hit album American Thighs . The EP contains four songs, two by Nina Gordon and two by Louise Post....

    (1996)
  3. Eight Arms to Hold You
    Eight Arms to Hold You
    Eight Arms to Hold You is an album by alternative rock band Veruca Salt. The album was released through Outpost/Geffen on February 11, 1997...

    (1997)
  4. Resolver (2000)
  5. Officially Dead
    Officially Dead
    Officially Dead is an EP by the American alternative rock band Veruca Salt, released in 2003 on Embryo.The single was released in Australia and peaked at #13 on the Triple J top 100...

    (2003)
  6. Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things
    Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things
    Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things is a 2005 EP released independently by the American alternative rock band Veruca Salt and self-distributed through their Velveteen Records label....

    (2005)
  7. IV
    IV (Veruca Salt album)
    IV is the fourth full-length studio album by Veruca Salt. It was released on 12 September 2006 in the USA and on 25 September in Australia.-Track listing:#"So Weird" #"Centipede" #"Innocent"...

    (2006)
  8. The track "Burned" on Cinnamon Girl
    Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young song)
    "Cinnamon Girl" is a song by Neil Young. It debuted on the 1969 album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, which was also Young's first album with backing band Crazy Horse...

    : Women Artists Cover Neil Young
    Neil Young
    Neil Percival Young, OC, OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation...

     for Charity
    (2008)

As Louise Post

  1. The track "Sugar Mountain" on Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity (2008)
  2. The songs "Touch
    Touch (film)
    Touch is a 1997 film written and directed by Paul Schrader, based on a novel by Elmore Leonard.The film, which has elements of drama and black comedy, stars Christopher Walken, Richard Schiff, Bridget Fonda, Skeet Ulrich, Tom Arnold, Gina Gershon, Lolita Davidovich, Janeane Garofalo and Paul Mazursky...

    " and "Saints In Love" with Dave Grohl
    Dave Grohl
    David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter who is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter for Foo Fighters; the former drummer for Nirvana and Scream; and the current drummer for Them Crooked Vultures...

    .

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