Gregory Slay was drummer with Birmingham, Alabama-based alternative rock band Remy Zero.
The drummer and percussionist was born as Gregory Scott Slay on May 10, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis during childhood.
In spite of this illness, Gregory Slay found immediate success with Remy Zero when the group's demo famously landed in the hands of Radiohead, who were so impressed they invited Remy Zero to join them on their 'Bends' tour.
From there, Gregory Slay and Remy Zero went on to record three albums, scoring hit singles with 1998's 'Prophecy' and 2001's 'Save Me.' The latter would be their last hit; they disbanded in 2003.
For Gregory Slay, that meant working on his own music as Sleepwell and various other projects, including his Emmy-nominated work on the theme song for the television series 'Nip/Tuck.'
Gregory Slay also worked frequently with his former Remy Zero band mates, most recently teaming up with guitarist Jeffrey Cain on an album produced for Mobile, Ala. musician Eliot Morris called 'All Things In Time.'
Tragically Gregory Slay passed away on January 1, 2010 following a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. He was 40.