Pretty Boy Floyd (American band)
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|Pretty Boy Floyd|
|Origin||Hollywood, California, United States|
|Genres||Glam metal, hard rock|
|Members||Steve "Sex" Summers
Kristy "Krash" Majors
Pretty Boy Floyd is a glam metal band from Hollywood, California, formed in 1987. They are most famous for their 1989 debut album Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz and the two singles from it; "Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)" and "I Wanna Be With You". The band broke up in 1991 but reformed in 1995, releasing several new records since that time, and continue to the present.
- 1 History
- 2 Members
- 3 Discography
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz
- For more information see; Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz.
After rehearsing and playing a few shows on the sunset strip, Pretty Boy Floyd got their big break at MCA Records. Their debut album named Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz was released in 1989 and produced by producer Howard Benson.
Two singles, and accompanying promotional videos were released from the album; "Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)" and "I Wanna Be With You", which gained rotation on MTV. They were also having success in Europe at the time, by being the cover subject of hard rock magazine Kerrang! on December 16, 1989.
Pretty Boy Floyd became embroiled in a dispute over the copyright of their band name, with a Canadian band also called Pretty Boy Floyd. The Canadian group released their debut Bullets and Lipstik the same year, but after a negotiated settlement agreed to surrender use of the name.
Their music featured on two movie soundtracks, first the demo version of "48 Hours" was included on the 1989 film The Karate Kid Part III. Two years later the previously unreleased "Slam Dunk" was released on the Ellen Barkin movie Switch soundtrack. However, by that time MCA Records had dropped the band.
By late 1995 Pretty Boy Floyd had reformed. They recorded a five-song E.P. titled A Tale of Sex, Designer Drugs, and the Death of Rock N Roll in 1998. The band featured former Big Bang Babies guitarist Keri Kelli, Steve Summers (Steven Podwalski), Kristy Majors (Chris Maggiore, Jr.), and Kari Kane (Cary Ayers).
In February 2006 they toured the United States. Following the tour the band broke up again. Kristy Majors released the album Sex, Drugs 'N' Rock N Roll and toured Europe in March 2007.
On March 1, 2008, Majors and Kane joined Summers to play on stage at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. In 2009, the band celebrated their 20th anniversary of the release of Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz with a world tour. Troy Patrick Farrell was hired as the drummer, and Criss 6 of Los-Angeles-based Mötley Crüe tribute band True 2 Crue was hired as the new bassist.
In April 2011, Pretty Boy Floyd announced a new album of original material and a tour to support the album. The band has also announced that Ben Graves formerly of Murderdolls and has been hired as the new drummer.
On June 15, 2012, Pretty Boy Floyd set out on the "America Rocks Tour" with Jack Russell's Great White, Faster Pussycat, and Lillian Axe. The band also sold a limited edition four track EP containing a cover of "Ace of Spades", a cover of an unreleased Mötley Crüe track "Run For Your Life", plus "7 Minutes in Heaven" and "American Dream". During the tour, Majors and Summers got into an argument and the band ended up quitting the tour early.
The members of Pretty Boy Floyd stayed quiet for the remainder of 2012 all the way until April 2014 when Guitarist Kristy "Krash" Majors announced his new band "Kristy Majors And The Thrill Kills". The band consisted of 2 previous members of Pretty Boy Floyd; JK Famous on Bass and Ben Graves on Drums. The band released one album and one music video.
Steve Summers kept busy by doing an album for the band Shameless as well as doing some solo shows worldwide.
In July 2015, Steve Summers and Kristy Majors announced they would reunite together and were in the process of finishing the long-awaited follow up to Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz. The new version of Pretty Boy Floyd included JK Famous on Bass and Tod "T" Burr on Drums. The band debuted at the Cathouse Live 30th Anniversary Festival in Irvine, CA and had a string of shows to follow.
The band continued to tour through 2016 and were awarded at the Hair Metal Awards show in Las Vegas alongside Scorpions and Twisted Sister. In August 2016, the band parted ways with Tod "T" Burr and brought back Ben Graves on Drums.
- Steve "Sex" Summers (Steve Podwalski) - Vocals (1987–Present)
- JK Famous - Bass (2007-2009, present)
- Kristy "Krash" Majors (Chris Maggiore) - Guitar (1988–present)
After career with the band
- Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz (1989)
- Porn Stars (1999)
- Size Really Does Matter (2004)
- Kiss Of Death: A Tribute to KISS - (2010)
- Live At The Pretty Ugly Club (2001)
- Live on the Sunset Strip (2014)
- Tonight Belongs to the Young - Remastered demos - (2003)
- Dirty Glam - (2004)
- The Greatest Collection - The Ultimate Pretty Boy Floyd - (2004)
- Glam As Fuck - Vinyl - (2009)
- "Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)" (1989)
- "I Wanna Be With You" (1989)
- "Do You Wanna Touch" (2008)
|Date of Release||Title||Label||US Billboard Peak|
|1989||Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz||MCA||130|
|1998||A Tale of Sex, Designer Drugs, and the Death of Rock N Roll||Perris Records||Did not chart|
|1999||Porn Stars||Deadline||Did not chart|
|2001||Live At The Pretty Ugly Club||Perris Records||Did not chart|
|2003||Tonight Belongs to the Young||Perris Records||Did not chart|
|2004||Dirty Glam||Mausoleum||Did not chart|
|2004||The Greatest Collection - The Ultimate Pretty Boy Floyd||Deadline||Did not chart|
|2009||Glam As Fuck||Cleopatra||Did not chart|
|2010||Kiss Of Death - A Tribute To KISS||DIY Records||Did not chart|
- Steve Huey "Pretty Boy Floyd - Biography" "AllMusic.com" Retrieved Oct. 30, 2017.
- Blabbermouth.net (17 Nov 2009). "PRETTY BOY FLOYD To Release New Album, Covers CD, Live DVD". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
- "The Dead Rock Stars Club January to June 2010". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
- "Cary Ayers". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-12-23.