Butch Walker Biography
Last updated: 04/18/2010 11:00:00 AM
THE BIO of....ME
When I was growing up, it was all about metal... When I wanted to go see AC/DC with my friends, my mother (who I love dearly) said "you can't go see AC/DC in concert! The devil dances on stage with them every night!" I said,"AWESOME!" I was hooked on hard rock ever since. While i was still a kid, I left Cartersville, Ga. with my clubbing cash, moved to LA and took my band with me. We were signed to a major label record deal 10 months later, making a record with a hot producer, and a video with the guy who did all those dumb Aerosmith videos, we were unstoppable, until we were, um... stoppable.
I ended up ditching the whole concept and went DIY that's "do it yourself" for all of you freshmen, yo. I can see the cock rock rehab program slogan now; "This program Will Take You From 'Firehouse' To FireHOSE in 90 Days," or "Down With Winger... Up With Weezer!" I put THE MARVELOUS 3 (R.I.P.) together, and within a year of playing a few sold out shows around the southeast (and a lot of empty ones too,) 99X, a big station in Atlanta started playing a song of ours (on our indie release) called "Freak of the Week" on their station. (The song was ironically about coming to terms with selling out... funny.) It blew up. I broke up the band, cut all my ties, had one hell of a nervous breakdown, and went UG in the 2K for a while (that's "underground" in 2000..dawg...).
I was doing fine, living off of my pension from the big hit song, and i started getting asked to write and produce with other groups around the country. some of these went on to have bigger hits and sales than i did. After that my ego was too big to sit in a studio, so I made my own record. I recorded about 45 songs, which I mostly hated, but managed to find a few that I liked. I signed a record deal, the record (which I wrote, performed, recorded and produced) was called LEFT OF SELF CENTERED... It sold 5 copies I think.. let's cut to now.. i just finished work on my new record called "Letters" (droppin' in the 08/2004 on Epic records.. Peace out, one love, yada...). The first single and video is for a song called "Mixtape." a live acoustic cd from the last US tour, and a live DVD is in the works from it as well. lots of cool shit.
Oh, I guess I should mention (to create a "story"), that I just produced and co-wrote for a bunch of people you may or may not like... Avril Lavigne Simple Plan Midtown Sevendust American HiFi The Donnas .... Pretty cool people and all worked with me because of my drinking skills. Hell yeah! It's true! I like song writing. I like recording songs. I like performing them. I like doing it. I will always do it. So if you like my shit, I will keep putting it out... that last part actually sounds sort of gross. see ya later, butch walker