Jizzy Pearl on stage with Ratt in 2005
|Birth name||James Wilkinson|
March 17, 1958 |
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal|
|Associated acts||Love/Hate, L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite, Quiet Riot, Sin City Sinners|
Jizzy Pearl (born James Wilkinson) is an American vocalist that was born on March 17, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois. He's had notable performances in several heavy metal and hard rock groups. He first fronted the band Data Clan, which eventually became Love/Hate. Pearl has also sung for L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite, and other, lesser known acts.
Personal history and music career
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 himself, 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 and bizarre.
In early 2007, Pearl announced he would reunite with Love/Hate after ten years, on February 24, 2007 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California, to perform their classic record Blackout 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.
That effort became Quiet Riot 10 (also alternatively known as just 10), which was the twelfth studio album by the heavy metal band and featured a mix of songs with Pearl as well as live tracks with founder vocalist Kevin DuBrow. The album came out on June 27, 2014. It has received mixed to positive reviews from publications such as KNAC.com and Music Enthusiast Magazine.
|Dataclan (EP)||Dataclan||1985||Independent Release|
|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|
|Crucified||Jizzy Pearl||December 20, 2013||Independent Release|
|Quiet Riot 10||Quiet Riot||June 27, 2014||RSM Records|
- Depedro, Andrew (August 9, 2014). "Quiet Riot 10". KNAC.com. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- "Love/Hate History". Love/Hate. 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "Love/Hate reunion". Love/Hate. February 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "Friday, 22 November 2013 at 22:10". Facebook.
- Jizzy Pearl – Official website