- Pretty Boy Floyd (American band)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Pretty Boy Floyd
Img_capt = Original Pretty Boy Floyd line-up
Img_size = 240
Background = group_or_band
Hollywood, California, United States
Hard rock Glam metal
Years_active = 1987 - 1991
1995 - Present
Label = MCA
Current_members = Steve "Sex" Summers
Kristy "Krash" Majors
Kari Kane(Cameron Purdy)
Keri Kelli Keff Ratcliffe Chad Stewart Lesli Sanders
Davey Lister Scotti D Mikki Twist
Notable_instruments = Pretty Boy Floyd is a
hard rockband from Hollywood, Californiaformed in 1987. They are most famous for their 1989 debut album " Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz" and the two singles from it; "Rock and Roll" and "I Wanna Be With You".
The band broke up in 1991, but reformed in 1995 releasing several new records since that time. They continue on today.
The origins of the band can be traced back to a group named Doll in
Hollywood, California. It featured vocalist Kerry Doll, guitarist Aeriel Stiles, bassist Vinnie Chasand drummer Kari Kane. Doll recorded demos but reportedly no albums.
They became Pretty Boy Floyd in 1987 when Kerry Doll was replaced by singer Steve "Sex" Summers. Soon
Aeriel Stileswas replaced by New Yorkguitarist Kristy Majors. The band's name was reportedly given to them by producer Kim Fowleywho the band were working with at the time. [ [http://www.musicmayhem.com/vinniec.htm MusicMayhem.com] ]
Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz
:For more information see; "
Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz". After 8 shows Pretty Boy Floyd were snapped up by MCA Records. Their debut album named " Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz" was released in 1989 and produced by Motörheadproducer Howard Benson. It reached #130 on the United States Billboard charts. The majority of the material features on the debut album was written by former guitarist Aeriel Stiles, however Kristy Majors wrote the song "Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)".
Two singles, and accompanying promotional videos were released from the album; "Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)" and "I Wanna Be With You", which gained rotation on
MTV. They were also having success in Europeat the time, by being the cover subject of hard rockmagazine Kerrang!on December 16 1989.
Pretty Boy Floyd became embroiled in a dispute over the
copyrightof their band name, with a Canadian band also called Pretty Boy Floyd. The Canadian group released their debut "Bullets and Lipstick" the same year, but after a court case were forced to change their name to Tommi Floyd (the name of their frontman).
In early 1990 Pretty Boy Floyd were supposed to tour the
United Kingdomin support of The Quireboys, but pulled out as their schedule was packed with shooting their second video "I Wanna Be With You".
Their music featured on two movie soundtracks, first the demo version of "48 Hours" was included on the 1989 "
The Karate Kid, Part III" film. Two years later the previously unreleased "Slam Dunk" was released on the Ellen Barkinmovie "Switch" soundtrack. However, by 1991 MCA Records had stopped supporting the band financially when they needed to tour, coupled with in-band fighting they soon decided to disband.
Post-Pretty Boy Floyd
Steve Summersbegan to manage a strip clubwith his brother.
Kristy Majorsformed a short lived band with future Beautiful Creatures drummer Anthony Focx.
*Vinnie Chas joined former guitarist
Aeriel Stilesin the band Rattlin' Bones, their self-titled album was influenced by 70s hard rock such as Led Zeppelinand Black Sabbath
*Kari Kane's musical ventures after Floyd are unknown.
By late 1995 Pretty Boy Floyd had reformed. They went into the studio to record a five song E.P. titled "
A Tale of Sex, Designer Drugs, and the Death of Rock N Roll" in 1998. The band featured future Alice Cooperguitarist Keri Kelli, L.A. Gunsbassist Keff Ratcliffeas well as Kari Kane, Kristy Majors and Steve Summers.
Although not as popular as their heyday in the late 1980s Floyd continued on in the underground music scene, putting out more releases. A full length album "
Porn Stars" followed next, It featured five re-recordings of tracks from their debut album, and eight others including a cover of Alice Cooper's " Department of Youth". The production of this album was notably more raw than their debut.
Rumors often circulate about the original Pretty Boy Floyd line-up reforming and in early 2006 it was announced that Kristy "Krash" Majors and Kari Kane would be returning to record an album of brand new songs and tour
Japan. In February 2006 they toured the States together.
However, by January 2007 Majors and Summers became involved in a
public feudwith each other, which was played out over the internet. Majors challenged Summers to a kickboxingmatch [ [http://www.metalsludge.tv/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1474&Itemid=42 MetalSludge.tv] ] , Summers replied demeaning Majors previous role in the band and insulted the guitarist. [ [http://www.metalsludge.tv/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1476&Itemid=42 MetalSludge.tv] ] Majors replied refuting Summers claims and deeming him a "liar". [ [http://www.metalsludge.tv/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1478&Itemid=42 MetalSludge.tv] ]
Summers announced on his website that Pretty Boy Floyd would be releasing a new single on
26 January 2007at the Cat Club. He also revealed in a blogon the band's official MySpaceprofile that he had been working with original guitarist Aeriel Stilesand bassist Vinnie Chas on new material for an album. [ [http://www.myspace.com/prettyboyfloydband PrettyBoyFloydBand at MySpace] ] Former members Aeriel Stiles, Vinnie Chas, Macy Malone and Traci Michaels are now listed as part of the band's line-up.
Kristy Majors is currently performing as a solo aristst, he recently released the album "Sex, Drugs 'N' Rock N Roll" and is set to tour
Europein March 2007
On March 1st 2008, Kristy Majors and Kari Kane joined Steve Summers for a one night only reunion at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood California. Vinnie Chas was supposed to also play but for some unexplained reason did not. The band took the stage around 12 am and played to a sold out crowd. There was no signs of the previous rift between Summers or Majors during the show. The band filmed the show for a dvd release. Also during the show, Steve Summers announced that the band will be playing at this years Rocklahoma.
Keri Kelli(born Keri Fear) - Guitar
Keff Ratcliffe- Bass
Chad Stewart- Drums
Aeriel Stiles- Guitar
Lesli Sanders- Bass
* Eddie Electra - Bass
* T'Chad - Guitars
* Dish - Drums
* Cristi Lane - Guitar
* Michael Thomas - Guitar
* Todd Michael Burr - Drums
* Macy Malone - Guitar
* Davey Lister - Guitar
* Mikki Twist - Bass
* Scotti D. - Drums
* Traci Michaels - Drums
* Vinnie Chas - Bass
Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz" - (1989)
Porn Stars" - (1998)
Tonight Belongs to the Young" - (2003)
Size Really Does Matter" - (2004)
A Tale of Sex, Designer Drugs, and the Death of Rock N Roll" - (1997)
Live Hard Live Fast" - (2007)
*"Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)" - (1989)
*"I Wanna Be With You" - (1989)
*"Live At The Roxy - Wake Up Bitch" - (1998)
Live At The Pretty Ugly Club" - (2001)
*"The Vault" -
*"The Vault II" -
Tonight Belongs to the Young" - Remastered demos- (2003)
*"Dirty Glam" - (2004)
*"The Greatest Collection - The Ultimate Pretty Boy Floyd" - (2004)
* [http://www.prettyboyfloyd.tv Official Pretty Boy Floyd website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/prettyboyfloydband Pretty Boy Floyd's MySpace Page]
* [http://www.vinniechas.com Official Vinnie Chas website]
* [http://www.kristymajors.com Official Kristy Majors website]
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