Z02 was founded in 2002 by brothers Paulie and David Zablidowsky. The band has released three  albums since its inception. ZO2 was invited to open for Kiss and Poison on their 40-city national VH-1 sponsored "Rock the Nation" tour.
ZO2's IFC 10-episode comedy series, Z Rock, starred the band and was inspired by their real life dichotomy in which they "paid the rent" by playing for wealthy families' kids parties during the day while struggling to make it as a rock band at night. It premiered in August 2008.