As CEO of McGhee Entertainment Inc., a full-service entertainment, marketing, and production company, Doc McGhee is a pioneer of the entertainment industry, founding the legendary careers of Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, and Skid Row.
Managing the world-famous band KISS for over two decades, Doc reunited the band for their sold-out ‘96-‘97 Alive Worldwide Tour. This tour restored their position as the most identifiable and valuable music marketing brand in the world. With products ranging from coffins to comic books to skateboards to pinball machines, it’s hard to find a product today without KISS on it.
Doc has had an amazing history rebranding acts such as Darius Rucker, who he led into being a country sensation, where he revolutionised the way we see country stars today by breaking through various genre and racial stereotypes. Not only did Doc help Darius transition from a mega-selling pop act with Hootie & the Blowfish to a Country sensation, he also helped Darius become the first black Country star to crack the top 10 in two decades.
Doc continues to lead the entertainment industry as an innovator with a roster that includes classic rock stars as well as emerging young artists.
Doc has played a key role in the development, execution, and filming of live events that include the Moscow Music Peace Festival, the first stadium rock show in Russia, which was aired worldwide as a top-rated pay-per-view event; producing FOX TV’s live New Year’s Eve programme America’s Party, and producing Rockin’ The Corps, a free concert for soldiers and their families held on the beach of Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, where KISS, Destiny’s Child, Ja Rule, Godsmack, Ted Nugent, and Hootie & The Blowfish performed. The concert was attended by 45,000 people and aired nationwide on Regal Cinema screens as a pay-per-view special, as well as a DVD release. Proceeds from the event were donated to the non-profit organisation Support The Corps.
Doc has also appeared on many shows such as VH1’s Supergroup, AMC’s 4th and Loud, Scooby Doo!, Behind the Music, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, and many documentaries.
He has produced and continues to produce shows for film and television.
As an entrepreneur, he created and ran the entertainment division of Home Shopping Network for five years, was a co-owner of the LA KISS Football team, and created 1-Degree Management, which united six like-minded management and marketing companies specialising in artist and athlete management, event production, mobile marketing, corporate consulting, and public relations.
Some additional McGhee Entertainment clients over the years include: Bon Jovi, Clint Black, Darius Rucker, Diana Ross, Guns N’ Roses, Hootie & the Blowfish, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, Julio Iglesias, Jr., Liz Phair, Mink DeVille, Mötley Crüe, Pat Travers, Rodney Atkins, Scorpions, Skid Row, and Yoshiki.