Beautiful Creatures (band)

Beautiful Creatures (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Beautiful Creatures

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Origin = Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre = Hard rock
Years_active = 2000 – present
Label = Warner Bros. Records
Spitfire Records
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Current_members = Joe Lesté
Anthony Fox
Kenny Kweens
Mark Simpson
Timmy Russell
Past_members = Glen Sobel
DJ Ashba
Michael Thomas
Alex Grossi
Matt Starr

Beautiful Creatures are a hard rock band formed in 2000, and are led by that veteran denizen of the Sunset Strip Joe Leste, who had spent most of the 1980s with glitter rockers Bang Tango. For Beautiful Creatures, he abandoned his Sunset Strip roots for the trendy and more commercially viable post-grunge rock. The unit solidified in 1999 with Leste, guitarists DJ Ashba and Anthony Fox, bassist Kenny Kweens, and drummer Glen Sobel, and quickly secured an opening slot on that year's KISS tour. A deal with Warner Bros. Records followed, and by summer 2001 the Creatures were supporting their eponymous debut with a slot on Ozzfest. But while the band was able to build a bit of a cult following, shakeups at Warner led to their being dropped soon after the Ozzfest dates. Beautiful Creatures was ultimately issued, but with the band grounded and no promotional support, it went largely unnoticed. With Beautiful Creatures in limbo, Ashba left the fold for solo pastures. He was soon replaced by ex-Engines of Aggression axeman Michael Thomas, but soon he too had departed, to be followed by Sobel. Undeterred, BC soldiered on. By July 2003, the band was back to full strength with the addition of drummer Matt Starr and rookie guitarist Alex Grossi. Grossi and Starr left Beautiful Creatures in early 2005 and Michaeal Thomas rejoined the band briefly. Starr had been replaced by Timmy Russell on Drums. Mark Simpson (guitarist) from the band Flotsam and Jetsam joined Beautiful Creatures on guitar. A new deal with Spitfire, a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment, was signed and work began on their belated follow-up LP, Deuce which was released in 2005. Influences include Guns N' Roses, Faster Pussycat and AC/DC.


*Joe Lesté (Vocals)(also of Bang Tango)
*Anthony Focx (guitar)
*Mark Simpson (guitar)
*Kenny Kweens (bass)
*Timmy Russell(drums)



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