Don Bolles (musician)

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Don Bolles
Birth nameJimmy Michael Giorsetti
Born (1956-07-30) July 30, 1956 (age 62)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
GenresPunk rock, horror punk, deathrock, gothic rock, hard rock
Associated actsHeavy Metal Frogs, Krazy Homicide, Liars, the Exterminators, Germs, Nervous Gender, 45 Grave, Celebrity Skin, Ariel Pink

Jimmy Michael Giorsetti (born July 30, 1956), also known by the moniker Don Bolles, is an American drummer who was involved in the 1970s and 1980s punk scene in Los Angeles, California, performing with Germs, Nervous Gender, 45 Grave and Celebrity Skin.[1] Prior to relocating to LA in February 1978, Bolles had played in several Phoenix punk bands, including Heavy Metal Frogs, Krazy Homicide, Liars and the Exterminators.[2][3][4]

He took his stage name from Arizona journalist Don Bolles, who was killed by a car bomb in 1976 while investigating a land fraud case with connections to the Mafia.[5][6] Concurrent with his performing with Celebrity Skin, Bolles was a DJ for the short-lived radio station Mars FM. He has continued to DJ and produce events throughout L.A., as well as work with other musicians, most recently, recording and touring with Ariel Pink.

Bolles co-authored the 2002 book Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs.[7]


  1. ^ "Don Bolles Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  2. ^ Alternative Rock, by Dave Thompson
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  5. ^ "Don Bolles' tragic death". The Michigan Daily. 16 June 1976. p. 4. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ Tully, Benny (2 July 2014). "interview : Don Bolles – member of Germs/ 45 Grave and key player in LA punk scene". Louder Than War. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  7. ^ Sartwell, Crispin (31 May 2002). "Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs". The Austin Chronicle. Austin Chronicle Corp. Retrieved 8 March 2016.