D. J. Bonebrake

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D. J. Bonebrake
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Bonebrake performing with the Knitters in Boston in 2007
Background information
Genres Punk rock, roots rock, alternative country
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1980–present
Labels Rhino Records
Associated acts X, Orchastra Superstring, Top Jimmy & The Rhythm Pigs, The Knitters, the Eyes, Bonebrake, The Flesheaters, Auntie Christ
Website http://www.djbonebrakemusic.com

Donald J. "DJ" Bonebrake (born December 8, 1955)[1] is an American musician from California who first emerged as the drummer of the punk rock band Eyes (also featuring Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go's). He is best known as an original member of and drummer for punk rock band X, of which he is still an active member.


Bonebrake is the only founding member of X from California (whereas the other three are from Illinois), having grown up in the San Fernando Valley.[2] Bonebrake has also performed with two of the band's side projects: the country-folk-punk band The Knitters as well as Auntie Christ, both of which feature his bandmates John Doe and Exene Cervenka. He has also performed with The Flesheaters, another early L.A. punk band, and was briefly the drummer for The Germs.

In 2010, Bonebrake joined the Rancid side project Devil's Brigade.[3]

Although most of his work has been within the punk genre, Bonebrake heads two jazz groups: the Bonebrake Syncopaters, who play classical jazz, and the Afro-Cuban and Latin-inspired Orchestra Superstring. Bonebrake has also performed as timpanist with the Palisades (CA.) Symphony.


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094239/bio
  2. ^ "DJ BONEBRAKE - bio". 
  3. ^ "Devil's Brigade (Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong of Rancid) announce debut". 

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