Marq Torien

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Marq Torien
Marq Torien, July 2008 at the South Texas Rock Fest
Background information
Birth nameMark Joseph Maytorena
Born (1961-09-22) September 22, 1961 (age 59)
Los Angeles, California
Genres Heavy metal, glam metal, hard rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar, congas
Years active1980s-present
Associated acts Ratt, Hawk, King Kobra, BulletBoys, Love/Hate

Marq Torien (born Mark Joseph Maytorena on September 22, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is the lead singer of the hard rock act BulletBoys. He is the only member to have remained with the group since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1988.



Prior to BulletBoys, Torien was a guitarist in the then-unsigned band Ratt, a guitarist for the band Hawk, a member of Motown recording artists Kagny & the Dirty Rats, a lead vocalist briefly for the band King Kobra., [1] and the lead vocalist of the band Marquis/Touch.

In addition to periodic BulletBoys ventures, Torien's solo projects included Sexual Chocolate, Ten-Cent Billionaires, and This.

Torien added vocals on the track "Texas Lawman" From The Regulators on their 1993 self-titled album on Polygram/Polydor.

Torien provided lead vocals for two tracks on Cherry St.'s second album Monroe in 1994. The tracks being "Dogtown" and "One More Tonight"

In the book Off the Rails by Rudy Sarzo, Sarzo tells a story about Torien's audition for the Ozzy Osbourne band after the death of Randy Rhoads as the group's guitarist.


with Bulletboys

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  1. "Metal Sludge 20 Questions with Marq Torien". Metal Sludge. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2009-01-01.