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Peter Hayes (BRMC) at Metropolis Fremantle (2010)
|Born||February 11, 1976|
New York Mills, Minnesota, U.S.
|Associated acts||Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Brian Jonestown Massacre|
Peter Hayes (born February 11, 1976) is an American musician and singer, best known as a member of the rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is an American rock band from San Francisco, California. The group consists of Peter Hayes, Robert Levon Been, and Leah Shapiro (drums). Former drummer Nick Jago left the band in 2008 to focus on his solo project.
Hayes grew up in Minnesota, and when 14 or 15 years old got into trouble and was grounded for over a year. During that time he began figuring out how to play his mother's guitar out of boredom. She taught him some flamenco and finger picking songs, which was influential for Hayes, as was the music of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. While in high school, Hayes met future band mate Robert Levon Been, and later "out of the blue" had a tryout with The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".
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Hayes played guitar and bass for the neo-psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre circa 1997/1998.Examples of his playing can be heard on the group's Give It Back! album.
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Give It Back! is the sixth studio album by American psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, released in 1997 by record label Bomp!.
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Peter Hayes is a founding and current member of the alternative rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
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B.R.M.C. is the debut studio album by American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, released on Virgin Records on April 3, 2001.
Take Them On, On Your Own is the second studio album by American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It was first released in the UK on August 25, 2003, and in the US on September 2, 2003. The album was reissued with bonus tracks in 2008. The album cover is a homage to the film The Third Man.
Howl is the third studio album by American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It was released on August 22, 2005 in the UK, August 23 in the US, and September 21 in Japan. The record was released in the UK and Europe by Echo and by RCA in the U.S., Australia, Japan and the rest of the world.
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Amplifiers (Around the time of each album):
- Take Them On, On Your Own
- Howl & Baby 81
- Beat The Devil's Tattoo
Pedals & rack effects:
List compiled from use of various photos, most likely an incomplete list.
- Earlier years (Approx. around time of the first and second album possibly going into Howl era)
- Later years (Most likely around Howl era up to Beat the Devil's Tattoo era)
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