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.

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  1. Debut album is a stone cold classic.
    Shoot The Preacher Down…Owed To Joe…F#9…Played that album to death back in the day.
    I think the label were hoping to market a Fair Warning era Van Halen band..visually and sonically a very similar 4 piece….. are you really going to say that Marq Torien is not DLR’s illegitimate offspring?

  2. I remember these guys had serious rotation on MTV back in the day, and I agree the singer was modeling himself after DLR to an extent (he wasn’t the only one). They seemed to have all the components to go over the top, but they didn’t quite reach the level of a Motley Crue or others of that day. I wish them the best, things have really changed since then.

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