Chad Gilbert - Updated Jul 2024

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Chad Gilbert

Chad Gilbert is a well-known musician and record producer from the United States. Chad Gilbert is best known as the founding member of the rock band, ‘New Found Glory.’ In the band, he plays lead guitar, sings backing vocals, and composes music.

Early Life

On the 9th of March 1981, Chad Gilbert was born in Coral Springs, Florida, in the United States of America. His birth name is Chad Everett Gilbert and is 43 years old as of 2024. In addition, he holds American nationality and has a birth sign of Pisces. Similarly, he belongs to the North American ethnicity.

However, there is not much information available related to his early childhood life, parents, siblings, and h profession. Meanwhile, it is known that his father died long back. After his father died, he had the hardest time of his life. He was a big fan of retro ’50s and rock ’60s music, as well as country, which his parents were always listening to.


Following his academic qualification, he attended J. P. Taravella High School. But later, he left after the 11th grade after New Found Glory got signed to California-based record label Drive-Thru Records.

Professional Career

Chad Gilbert began his career when he became the vocalist of the Shai Hulud’s hardcore punk band in 1995. The band released their album named “Hearts Once Nourished with Hope and Compassion” in the year 1997 and the band became well-known to the public.

During the same year, the band also did a three-song EP entitled “A Profound Hatred of Man.” However, Gulbert decided to leave the band at the end of 1997. With his three friends named Jordan Pundik, Ian Grushka, and Steve Klein, they founded the rock band named ‘New Found Glory,’ in the year 1998.

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Caption: Chad Gilbert performing in the concert (Source: Instagram)

For the band, he worked as a lead guitarist, composing their music and providing backing vocals. Once, he was the lead vocal for their side projects called “International Superheroes of Hardcore”, which is now shut down but while they were active, they released two albums named “Takin’ it Ova!” and “HPxHC (Extended Play)” in 2008.

He rejoined the ‘Shai Hulud’ band and produced their album named “Reach Beyond the Sun” in the year 2012.  Additionally, his first album with New Found Glory was released in 1999 named “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”

The band has released nine albums now and their most popular named “Catalyst” was released in the year 2004. In the year 2017, the band released another album “Makes Me Sick.” Their recent album “Forever and Ever x Infinity” was released in the year 2020.


Meanwhile, he has also produced several albums of others, such as “Prove” for H2O in 2008, “All I Have to Offer Is My Confusion” for Fireworks in 2009, “What Separates Me from You” for A Day To Remember in 2010, and “Use Your Voice” for H2O in 2015.

What’s Eating Gilbert

He began writing songs as Gilbert in 2009 and these are a combination of pop, punk, retro, rock, and country music – the name “What’s Eating Gilbert” is a reference to a novel entitled “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” written by Peter Hedges in 1991.

Despite being busy with  New Found Glory, Chad managed to release three EPs in 2010. “Cheap Shots” is his next EP, a collection of five songs that were released in 2012. “Come On Let’s Go” his other EP was released in 2014 and included covers of songs by Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. His only album, “That New Sound You’re Looking For,” was released in 2015 by Hopeless Records.


As of now, Chad Gilberthas not earned or won awards and nominations in his profession. Being a lead guitarist, musician, and record producer, he has collected a huge fanbase in his musical career. However, he and his band have not yet received any awards or nominations. In upcoming future, he has a lot of chances to win many awards and nominations.

Chad Gilbert – Net Worth 2024

As a musician and record producer, he has collected a good sum of money and lives a lavishing life. His net worth is estimated at around $4 million as of 2022 and his salary is not revealed yet by him.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, Chad Gilbert married twice in his life. Firstly, he married singer-songwriter, Sherri DuPree-Bemis on the year 17th of February 2007. However, the marriage did not last long and they divorced after a short period of their marriage that same year.

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Caption: Chad Gilbert with his family (Source: Instagram)

Secondly, he married Paramore’s lead vocalist and keyboardist, Hayley Williams in the year 2016. The marital relationship lasted for a year and divorced in 2017 due to infidelity on Gilbert’s part. On the 3rd of October 2020, he married Lisa Cimorelli, a member of the all-sisters singing group Cimorelli. With the marriage, the couple has a daughter named Lily, born on the 17th of July 2021.

Health Issues

Gilbert disclosed on January 26, 2010, that “suspicious cells” had been found in his thyroid and that he would be having half of his thyroid surgically removed. Four days later, Gilbert announced on Twitter that the surgery went well and that no cancer was discovered.

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Caption: Chad Gilbert diagnosed with cancer (Source: Instagram)

Chad Gilbert reported on December 19, 2021, that he underwent emergency surgery at the ICU to remove a rare cancerous tumor called a pheochromocytoma after being found unresponsive in his bed at home.

Moreover, he announced on August 15, 2022, that he had been diagnosed with cancer again and would undergo surgery the next day after another pheochromocytoma tumor was discovered in his spine.

Gilbert announced on February 11, 2023, that he had been diagnosed with cancer again and would be undergoing intensive chemotherapy after another pheochromocytoma tumor was discovered in his lungs and back.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Chad Gilbert posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Chad Gilbert stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 72 kg. Moreover, has dark brown hair with dark brown eyes color and there is no other information available related to his other body measurements.

Chad Gilbert – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@xchadballx’ there are over 121k followers. Likewise, there are more than 128.8k followers on his Twitter page ‘@XChadballX’ and he is not present on Facebook at the moment.