Richard O'Brien (born Richard Timothy Smith on March 25, 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK) is a writer and performer. He is best known for writing the musical The Rocky Horror Show and its 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in which he played the character of Riff-Raff. The stage show has been in almost continuous production since, and the cinematic version is one of the best known and most ardently followed cult films of all time.
If the old scientific adage is true -- that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction -- then British pub rockers Ducks Deluxe were purely and simply a reaction. With the mid-'70s English pop scene dominated by glitter/glam rockers like Gary Glitter and Sweet or blustery, chops-heavy art rockers like Yes, Jethro Tull, and Genesis, then Ducks Deluxe represented none of the above. One of the first pub rock bands, the Ducks played basic American-style blues and boogie with remarkable panache and thorough disregard for the whims of the zeitgeist.
The story of Le Butcherettes starts in 2008 with: KISS & KILL EP conceived in a homemade way thing that rapidly attracted the media and hundreds of people that became hardcore fans of this group. A year later the independent/underground industry of Mexico acknowledged their work awarding them the tittles of
Autograph was an American glam metal band from Los Angeles, California. Initially active from 1983 to 1989, the band was reformed by their founder Steve Plunkett in 2002 for a single album, and is now currently inactive. They're best known for their 1984 hit "Turn On The Radio", with a music video that was a regular staple on MTV. They formed in 1983 with vocalist/guitarist Steve Plunkett joining up with guitarist Steve Lynch, bassist Randy Rand, keyboard player Steven Isham, and drummer Keni Richards.
Bobby Conn is Love. Bobby Conn is all. Bobby Conn is peace, prosperity and a chicken in every pot. Bobby Conn will sing his way into your heart with his catchy songs about cocaine, the supremecy of the Jewish people and the upcoming apocalypse. ALL PRAISE BOBBY CONN!!! Bobby Conn is a musician from Chicago, known for his pop-rock. He often collaborates with other Midwestern artists like musicians Colby Starck and Jim O'Rourke, and film-maker Usama Alshaibi.
Kids of 88 are a Psychedelic New Wave duo from Auckland, New Zealand signed to independent label Dryden Street. Formed in 2008 by friends of ten years Jordan Arts and Sam McCarthy, Kids of 88 are best known for their single My House which reached number one on the RIANZ charts. Their new single, Just A Little Bit, debuted at #13 on the chart. They released their first album entitled "Sugarpills" on August 16, 2010.
There are two groups that go by Baton Rouge: 1. Baton Rouge is 4/5ths of Daïtro. New LP released in 2011 called Fragments d'eux mêmes, out now on Purepainsuger and Bakery Outlet.
2. Baton Rouge was a melodic hard rock band with heavy blues overtones not that far removed from early Whitesnake and Tangier.
The band originally formed in Louisiana as Voices and consisted of Kelly Keeling (guitar and keyboards), Lance Bulen (vocals), Keith Harrison (bass) and Harold Knappenburger (drums).
Sister Sin were formed in 2002 in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are a female fronted four piece with a style reminiscent of Guns 'N Roses, L.A Guns and Hanoi Rocks. Sister Sin released various recordings via smaller indie labels. They issued their first non-indie album Switchblade Serenades via Victory Records in October 2008; it reached number 107 on Top Heatseekers in the first week of release in the US.
There are at least 4 bands with the name Boulevard. One from Germany/Canada, one from New Zealand, one from Finland and one from Denmark. 1) Randy Burgess (bass) Mark Holden (saxophone, vocals) David Forbes (lead vocals) Andrew Johns (keyboards) Randy Gould (guitar) Randall Stoll (drums) Tom Christianson (bass; replaced Burgess) Holden had been working in a recording studio in Frankfurt, Germany and an offer to open a new, multi-million dollar recording studio in Calgary gave him reason to return to Canada.
The Scratch are a St.Albans based five peice band formed in 2002. Influences are mainly found in the realms of classic English rock from The Buzzcocks, T-Rex, The Kinks, Primal Scream, Blur, Happy Mondays, Be Bop Deluxe, Adam and the Ants, The Fire Engines, Killing Joke and Wire, but also include more modern acts such as Hot Chip, New Young Pony Club, Cage the Elephant and The Mighty Boosh and legendary US acts such as Devo, Pere Ubu, Sparks and The Nuggets compilation albums.