BULLETBOYS ORIGINAL LINEUP DECIDES TO REUNITE
The original platinum-selling Bulletboys lineup, featuring Marq Torien, Mick Sweda, Lonnie Vencent and Jimmy D’Anda, is returning in 2020!
The band will begin the reunion with a hometown gig on December 30th at their old haunt, the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood. Aside from one show in 2011, this original lineup has not performed together since 1993.
“I would never have guessed this reunion would have come about, but the world seems to have its own plan filled with peace, love and kindness,” says guitarist Mick Sweda. “And lots of ass kicking.”
Adds vocalist Marq Torien, “I am completely ecstatic about this rad magical new beginning for us. It’s on.”
“All well and ends well,” bassist Lonnie Vincent says. “Bulletboys 2020. Pigs are flying.”
Says drummer Jimmy D’Anda, “Does anybody remember laughter!?”
Bulletboys tour dates:
Dec. 30 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
Apr. 19 – West Hollywood @ Rainbow Anniversary Party
Jul. 25 – Beaver Dam, KY @ Rock The Dam Fest
Bulletboys formed in 1988 at the very peak of the Los Angeles glam metal movement. As a collection of talented musicians, Bulletboys were able to quickly capture the attention of music fans around the world. Unlike other rockers of the day, the Bulletboys possessed more hard rock-blues fusion than pure hair metal. Thanks to comparisons to the likes of Aerosmith and Van Halen, talent scouts came running and the band quickly received their first major label contract.
Bulletboys’ self-titled debut was released in 1988 via Warner Bros. and peaked at number 34 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned two hit singles, a cover of the O’Jays classic For The Love Of Money and Smooth Up in Ya (see video below), both of which charted on the Mainstream Rock chart and saw regular airplay on MTV. Bulletboys went on to release two more albums, 1991’s Freakshow and 1993’s Za-Za, before splitting up.
Debut album is phenomenal, but then they dropped off. Always great to see an original lineup give it another try. I saw them in concert back in the day, I hope they do well.