BULLETBOYS - USA

Bullet Boys - 1988 - WEA
Freakshow - 1991 - WEA
Za Za - 1993 - WEA
Acid Monkey - 1995 - Independent
Sophie - 2004 - Independent
Behind The Orange Curtain – 2007 – Crash
10c Billionaire – 2009 - Chavis
Rocked And Ripped – 2011 - Cleopatra
Elefanté – 2015 - Cleopatra


  
 
Members

S= Ratt, King Kobra, Kagny And The Dirty Rats, This, Sexual Chocolate, Ten-Cent Billionaires, Vicious Licks>>MARQ TORIEN [MARK MAYTORIAN]>>This, Sexual Chocolate, Ten-Cent Billionaires, Vicious Licks
G= King Kobra, Brain Stem Babies>>Mick Sweda>>Solo, Brain Stem Babies, Lolligag
B= Ham Sandwich>>Lonnie Vincent>>Ham Sandwich
D= Jimmy D' Anda>>Lynch Mob, Zen Lunatic, Lithium



History

Los Angeles' Bullet Boys had elements of Van Halen and Krokus when they hit the glam metal scene with the debut album. Torian was often compared to Lee Roth, but many female fans were disappointed by his rumoured homosexuality. The band had garnered a buzz for being sheparded by Van Halen producer and A&R Ted Templeman with whom the band achieved a great sound on the first three albums.

The band's debut was the band's best-selling and even hit the Billboard Top 40 in the USA. The band went its separate ways in the mid-‘90s, but came back again in 2000 with a sampler and a US tour.

The band recorded Sophie independently in 2003 aiming for a 2004 release. A US tour with L.A. Guns and Black 'n Blue was cut short when the band's tour manager Mark Rojas was stabbed by the band's bus driver. Burning Cats & Amputees is a band sampler with a new track. Sweda is running Monsters Making Music. The band set a release date of April, 2007 for its live album Behind The Orange Curtain. Ryan Haffer recorded the album at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California. The band signed with Chavis Records in 2008. An album was expected that summer. Instead, the group completed its new album, 10c Billionaire (notice Torien’s project name), for July of 2009. The band was singer Marq Torien, Ryche Green, Stephen Allan, and Tory S. Several song titles were Asteroid, Blessed By Your Touch and Born To Breed. Bullet Boys singer Marq Torien (Mark Maytorena) was arrested on Friday November 13th in Florida and charged with "non-support of children or spouse” before being released. Bulletboys' singer Marq Torien next joined Vicious Licks. The singer made his live debut with the band on December 4th, 2010 at Hollywood's Three Clubs. Bulletboys' self-titled debut album was going to be performed by original members Marq Torien (vocals) and Lonnie Vencent (bass) in its entirety. The tour would take place in the USA in the spring of 2011. The four original members — singer Marq Torien, Mick Sweda on guitar, Lonnie Vencent on bass and Jimmy D'Anda on drums — were reuniting for one New Year's Eve show on December 30th, 2011 at Hollywood’s Club Vodka. The show was to be filmed for DVD. The America Rocks tour with Jack Russell's Great White, Faster Pussycat, Bulletboys, Lillian Axe and Pretty Boy Floyd was touring the USA in the summer of 2012. Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Bulletboys and Gilby Clarke would join forces for the Bang Your Head Tour of North America in the summer of 2014. Dates were initially being worked out. Bulletboys had a new album called Elefanté for 2015. It was out on June 9th through Cleopatra/Deadline. Bulletboys singer Marq Torien was arrested on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 following the band's concert in Tampa, Florida, USA and charged with "failure to pay child support." He was arrested and released for the same reason in 2009. Subsequently, he would proclaim his support for racist US Presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump. Frontiers Music signed the band. The band's next album was due to be released in late 2016.

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