BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was born from the high school friendship between Robert Levon Been and Peter Haynes, being the result of their shared admiration for bands like Ride, My Bloody Valentine, or The Jesus and Mary Chain. In 1998 they decided to form a group with drummer Nick Jago and the band released their self-titled debut in 2001, followed in 2003 by Take Them On, On Your Own, considered rock classics of the last decades, twinning with compatriots like The Black Keys, Jack White or White Denim.

 

The successive albums by the Californian act alternated between the powerful rock of their early days and experiments with other genres such as Americana (Howl) or electronic music (The Effects of 333). Jago left the group in 2007 and was replaced by Leah Shapiro. BBR’s eighth album, Wrong Creatures, was released in early 2018.