San Francisco band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club released their debut B.R.M.C. in 2001 and have since put out another seven studio albums. Taking their name from Marlon Brando’s motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One, the group consists of Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar), and Leah Shapiro (drums). The group is now promoting their 2018 Wrong Creatures album.
In an interview last year with online magazine AXS, front-man Peter Hayes said, “I find myself writing about death a lot…For me, it’s dark humor.” The leather-clad trio has often been referred to as ‘underrated’ but the band has a loyal following wherever it turns up to play.