Jizzy Pearl

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Jizzy Pearl
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Jizzy Pearl on stage with Ratt in 2005
Background information
Birth name James Wilkinson
Born (1958-03-17) March 17, 1958 (age 56)
Chicago, Illinois
Genres Hard rock, glam metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1984–present
Associated acts Love/Hate, L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite, Quiet Riot
Website http://www.jizzypearl.com

Jizzy Pearl (born James Wilkinson) is an 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.

In the late 1980s Pearl joined Love/Hate, which achieved notoriety for performances as the house band at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood. The group subsequently signed to Columbia Records.[1]

Following the breakup of Love/Hate he sang on the L.A. Guns album Shrinking Violet. He also sang with one version of Ratt from 1998 to 2006.

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.[2]

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.

In 2013, Pearl joined Quiet Riot, replacing vocalist Scott Vokoun. The band are recording a new album with Pearl which is set for release in early 2014. [3]

Discography[edit]

Title Artist Released Label
Dataclan (EP) Dataclan 1985 Self-released
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 |Crucified 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love/Hate History". Love/Hate. 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Love/Hate reunion". Love/Hate. February 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Friday, 22 November 2013 at 22:10". Facebook. 

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