Jizzy Pearl on stage with Ratt in 2005
|Birth name||James Wilkinson|
March 17, 1958 |
|Genres||Hard rock, glam metal|
|Associated acts||Love/Hate, L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite, Quiet Riot|
Jizzy Pearl (born James Wilkinson) is an Irish-American vocalist born on March 17, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois. He first fronted the rock band Data Clan, which became Love/Hate, and has also sung for L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite and other lesser known acts.
Jizzy Pearl has released the solo albums Just A Boy and Vegas Must Die. Vegas Must Die was released on July 19, 2005 on Shrapnel Records. The album contains eleven songs. Jizzy produced the album which was engineered by Michael Lardie of Great White/Night Ranger.
His vocal style has changed considerably over the years, with only the opener, 'Hit And Miss' serving up the patented Jizzy whine. But his voice is a lot richer, and he takes different tones to different tunes, almost playing characters in his own stories.
Besides singing and songwriting Jizzy has also turned his hand to story writing, writing 3 books to date "I Got More Crickets Than Friends", "Angst For The Memories" – and 2006's, "Unhappy Endings", a collection of short stories, all of which are all slightly twisted, bizarre.
In early 2007 Pearl announced he will reunite with Love/Hate for the first time in ten years, on February 24, 2007 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California to perform their classic record "Black out in the Red Room" in its entirety.
In 2009, Pearl returned to front L.A. Guns (the Tracii Guns version), after a 10 year absence from the band. In September 2011, he announced that he's leaving L.A. Guns. Not long after he left the group, the Tracii Guns incarnation of the group disbanded.
|Blackout in the Red Room||Love/Hate||February 22, 1990||Columbia Records|
|Wasted In America||Love/Hate||March 10, 1992||Columbia Records|
|Let's Rumble||Love/Hate||April 1, 1994||Calibre Records|
|I'm Not Happy||Love/Hate||September 19, 1995||Mayhem Records|
|Livin' Off Layla||Love/Hate||1997||SK-9 Records|
|Let's Eat||Love/Hate||June 1, 1999||Perris Records|
|Shrinking Violet||L.A. Guns||June 1, 1999||Perris Records|
|Greatest & Latest||Love/Hate||April 25, 2000||Cleopatra Records|
|Adler's Appetite (EP)||Adler's Appetite||February 2005||Arrogant Bastard|
|Vegas Must Die||Jizzy Pearl||July 19, 2005||Shrapnel Records|
|Just A Boy||Jizzy Pearl||October 30, 2007||Shrapnel Records|
|Acoustic Gypsy Live||L.A. Guns||September 27, 2011||Favored Nations Entertainment|
- Jizzy Pearl – Official website