Kristeen Young

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Kristeen Young
Kristeen Young at Dantes Portland Oregon 17 May 2009.jpg
Kristeen Young at "Dante's" in Portland, 17 May 2009
Background information
Born St. Louis, Missouri
Genres alternative rock
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards
Associated acts Tony Visconti, David Bowie, Morrissey, Patrick Stump, Dave Grohl

Kristeen Young is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her touring band is known as KRISTEENYOUNG. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Young began playing piano as a teenager and later attended an art school. She has released seven studio albums. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie and Morrissey. She also recorded with producer Tony Visconti and musician Dave Grohl.

In 1997, she released her debut album Meet Miss Young and Her All Boy Band. In the early 2000s, she began working with Tony Visconti on Breasticles. Issued in 2003, Breasticles featured a duet with David Bowie, "Saviour".[1] On 2004's X, the opening number "No Other God" was a duet with Brian Molko of Placebo.

Besides her own work, Young has also been featured on other artists' records. She appeared on David Bowie's Heathen in 2002, provided the operatic vocals in Morrissey's single "That's How People Grow Up" in 2008, sang vocals on an alternate version of "New Kid" by Monokino in 2009,[2] and collaborated with GUIDES to perform a cover of "Leave Me Alone" by New Order (band) in 2015.

In May 2014, Young released her seventh album The Knife Shift: it was recorded with Dave Grohl who played various instruments on it, including drums, piano, guitars and bass.[3][4]

Young plans on recording a new album in 2016 and touring extensively afterwards.




  • Touch Tongues (N-Records 2003, Portugal)
  • Kill The Father (Sanctuary/Attack Records 2006, UK)
  • London Cry (Sanctuary/Attack Records 2006, UK)
  • Pictures of Sasha Grey (Digital Release Only, TVPI 2014, USA)


  • V The Volcanic (2011)

Songs on other albums[edit]

  • "The Last Thing You Need To Hear", on album What's The Word, Vol. 1 (1999)
  • "Rotting On The Vine", on album Music from the Succubus Club (2000)
  • "New Kid", on album Heartbeat by Monokino (2010)


  1. ^ Dave Thompson. Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie. 2006. ECW Press. ISBN 1550227335
  2. ^ "New Kid (ft. Kristeen Young, mixed by Tony Visconti)". Monokino; Retrieved 6 June 2014]
  3. ^ Dave Grohl collaborates with Kristeen Young on The Pictures Of Sasha Grey. NME. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014
  4. ^ Dan Reill. Kristeen Young, 'The Pictures of Sasha Grey. Billboard. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014

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