Jetboy (band)

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Jetboy
Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Rock, glam metal, hard rock
Years active 1983–1993, 2006–present
Labels MCA Records
Perris Records
Cleopatra Records
Rumble Records
Associated acts Hanoi Rocks
Exodus
Specimen
American Heartbreak
Website Jetboyrocks.com
Members Mickey Finn
Billy Rowe
Fernie Rod
Ron Tostenson
Charles Norman
Past members Todd Crew
Sami Yaffa
Bill Fraenza
Rick Davis
Michael Butler
Paul Scavuzzo
Tim Huthert
Jeff Moscone
Doug Hovan

Jetboy is a San Francisco hard rock band formed in 1983. The band transplanted themselves to LA in 1986 after signing a major deal with Elektra Records. Their musical influences ranged from punk rock to rock 'n' roll to blues. Their 1988 debut album Feel the Shake peaked at 135 on The Billboard 200.

In 1987, bassist Todd Crew died due to a drug overdose in the hotel room of Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. Coincidentally, Hanoi Rocks had recently parted ways after the death of their drummer Razzle, which allowed Sami Yaffa to fill the bass guitarist position. Yaffa, a member of one of the groups Jetboy had found most influential, was now a member of the band. Jetboy continued on into the 1990s before calling it a day. However, over a decade later, Jetboy reconvened, toured and recorded a new EP, Off Your Rocker.

Three songs from Feel the Shake were featured in the 1989 movie The 'Burbs, starring Tom Hanks. They were "Bloodstone", "Locked in a Cage" and "Make Some Noise". Additionally, two songs from Feel the Shake, "Feel the Shake" and "Make Some Noise" were also featured in the 1989 movie She's Out of Control.

Discography[edit]

  • Feel the Shake - 1988
  • Damned Nation - 1990
  • A Day in the Glamourous Life - 1997
  • Make Some More Noise - 1999
  • Lost & Found - 1999
  • One More for Rock N' Roll - 2002
  • The Glam Years - 2007
  • Off Your Rocker - 2010

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