Hollywood Undead – biography

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Hollywood Undead are about to drop a musical bomb. On their debut album (A&M/Octone), they’ve concocted an explosive cocktail of hip hop, rock and metal,forging an alternative style that’s primed to blow the scene up. They craft incisive, sharp and sarcastic raps that slash the jugular of mainstream pop culture. They aren’t your standard rap or rock crew. They’re something new, dangerous, funny and alive. Deuce busts out the melodies. Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog and Charlie Scene lead the lyrical charge, while Funny Man drops rhymes, and Da Kurlzz hypes the fray. Donning individual masks, Hollywood Undead possess a dark aesthetic that’s connected to their hometown’s depravity. Tracks like “No. 5” dissect the frivolities of Hollywood with witty, catchy choruses. Album opener “Undead,” sets the tone, firing off a big melody and buoyant beats. Meanwhile, “Los Angeles” examines the town’s evil edge. However, Hollywood Undead has got the gusto to be earth shattering far beyond cyberspace. They’re already knocking at your door, and they’re about to break it down.

Hollywood Undead’s sound cuts with a distinct hip hop swagger and a brooding, hard rock aggression. The band recorded seventeen songs with production by Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails), Don Gilmore (Linkin Park) and Deuce. J-Dog describes the sound best. “It’s different genres mixed together with no holds barred. The rap songs are straight-up club songs. The rock songs are in your face and industrial. It’s a collaboration of six people with different thoughts, coming together and not holding back.” Charlie Scene elaborates further, “It’s the truth about what average, suburban teens are thinking. No one else is rapping about how those kids party and what they go through in life, but we are.”

Everything was born from a collaboration by Deuce and J-Dog in 2005. They posted a couple of their songs on the internet, and within a day, they had a slew of friends and plays.They inked a deal with A&M/Octone in 2008, and they’re ready to unleash their manifesto. Johnny 3 Tears delves deeper into the band’s message. “Our music and lyrics are just a communication of our lives. That’s the best way to define it. It’s all extremely and explicitly honest about stuff we go through–love, hate and pain. People see that honesty, and they respond to it. I want it to last forever for them. It’s not fleeting.”

The masks contribute to the band’s mystique. Charlie explains, “In order to keep everything a mystery, we didn’t want people to know what we look like.” That mystery is just as important to the band’s identity as the city is. J-Dog continues, “I’ve seen too many people who just couldn’t cut it out here. This city literally chews people up and spits them out. In Hollywood, there are aspiring actors, artists, crack heads, gang bangers, taggers, and homeless people. They all add to the culture. Growing up around so many different people made us who we are. Hollywood was always known for its rawness, and we have that.” The world will soon see that Hollywood Undead is as raw as it gets.

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72 COMMENTS

  1. hollywood undead is the best band out there.. they say what they want and thats cool!! keep going no matter what happends love you!!

  2. And all the kids in the hood come and wave your hands,
    Hollywood we`re never goin down.

    When your drunk shake that ass like you know how to dance,
    Hollywood we`re never goin down.

    Start getting loud i want to party now,
    If you hit an Undead thats a party foul.

    – No. 5. !

  3. as this last breath leaves me
    I am trying to be
    what you’re dying to see

    I feel like “F**k man,
    can’t take this, anymore,
    this heart, break this.”
    This is life that’s so thankless,
    How could he just forsake us?

    racist he makes us
    hate us he gave us
    nothing but no trust
    and I am so f**ked up
    So let this gun bind us
    Lets hide by this lust
    and once we are just dust
    he’ll know that he loved us

  4. as this last breath leaves me
    I am trying to be
    what you’re dying to see

    I feel like “F**k man,
    can’t take this, anymore,
    this heart, break this.”
    This is life that’s so thankless,
    How could he just forsake us?

    racist he makes us
    hate us he gave us
    nothing but no trust
    and I am so f**ked up
    So let this gun bind us
    Lets hide by this lust
    and once we are just dust
    he’ll know that he loved us

  5. You guys kick everyother band’s ass!Keep rockin!:

    I am trying to be
    what you’re dying to see

    I feel like “F**k man,
    can’t take this, anymore,
    this heart, break this.”
    This is life that’s so thankless,
    How could he just forsake us?

    racist he makes us
    hate us he gave us
    nothing but no trust
    and I am so f**ked up
    So let this gun bind us
    Lets hide by this lust
    and once we are just dust
    he’ll know that he loved us

  6. Almost every werson that posted a comment about HU was a girl.
    No wonder they all said HU was like amazing.
    Why dont you go listen to actual music like Atmosphere and Immortal Technique.
    People that will drop mad rhymes and keep dropping them.
    Hu is a hype that will be done with in a matter of time.
    Hollywood is not that raw…
    I have been there.
    Go to Los Angeles.
    Real rawness happens there.

  7. i just started listening to hu , and i love how they can be seriuos and funny too. their music is loved by the masses. ‘if your from orange county ill fuck you rite’ lmao i really like them. they curse as much as i do.

  8. OMG O_O im in love with charliescene<333 Lovehim. 🙂 and the rest of the groups good to. Favorite band ever mannn

  9. Everyone is always going ot have their opinion…everyone is not going to agree. I think Hollywood Undead is awesome! but u have to understand that there are going to be ppl that are going to say you suck! But who the fuck cares about them? lol you guys are awesome Deuce ur voie is so sexy but theres something about Johnny 3 tears that draws me in! Ur amazing dont every stop!

  10. Urm… Hollywood Undead is awesome… but seriously people text talk on the computer D< Anyways, they’re unique and everybody loves them, if you don’t… you can go die…. No, not kidding D.< -)

  11. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD HAS NO MUSICAL TALENT IT TAKES NO SKILL TO DO WHTAT THEY DO IF YOU WANT REAL MUSIC LISTEN TO KADISFLY….

  12. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD* IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Keep rockin, guys.

    HATERS; YOU MAKE THEM FAMoUS!!

    “we will fight or we will fall, til the angels save us all”

  13. and you’re commenting on a page about them why??? if the suck so much why are you looking them up?

  14. hollywoodundead’s best song is young!!!! they r the best… well almost!!!! but anyway these guys rock!!!!! my parects hate them but thats whats so good bout them….. and mixin rap and rock together!!! genius!!!!!!! i listen to these guys all the f###in time!!!!!!

  15. i love them im going to marry j-dog dont hate.and also those who hate them need to recognize! you jsut wish u had the talent like they do!
    PEACE!

  16. i know everything there is to know about them! theyre awesome! and they are not one bit ugly their as tight as all their songs!

  17. Out of all the members of the band, I think Johnny 3 Tears or J-Dog is the best looking. To be honest Charlie Scene is kinda ugly. Don’t get me wrong I love Hollywood Undead, and I roll with the undead army.

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