heavy music scene. The band's no frills, "turn it up to 11" style is deliberately reminiscent of dirty, swaggering bands such as Bon Scott-era AC/DC, and the group quickly became head-banging favorites. Within two years of that initial meeting, the boys were signing on the dotted line with Warner Brothers Records. Their self-titled debut album came out in the late summer of 1990, and the Bucket started touring full time. The first album produced two singles, “One Night Stand” and “Blood on the Cross”, and it didn't take too long until the Bucket found themselves being regulars on MTV’s seminal program 'Headbanger’s Ball' as well as earning a spot on playlists of hard rock and heavy metal radio stations across the country.
Eighteen months and thousands of touring miles later, “One Night Stand” had become a top 40 single. It was time to head back into the studio for the making of album number two. The second album, 1992's 'Get Used to It', was recorded in Memphis with legendary rock producer Terry Manning (known for working with George Throrgood, Led Zeppelin, and ZZ Top, ). A song from that release, “Ride with Yourself”, found its way onto the popular comedy film Wayne’s World. The group had received serious attention across the U.S.
Still, in the middle of the subsequent touring, drummer Liam Jason left the band for unexplained reasons. The Bucket replaced Liam with former AC/DC and Dio skin-basher Simon Wright, a move that brought them some international notice. Wright who remained with the band through the recording and touring of the band’s third album, which was called simply 'Pain'. Although that album again found support in hard rock circles, that was to be the end of Rhino Bucket's phase one. The varying musical trends of the mid to late 90s proved a hostile environment for the Bucket's brand of dirty rock.
The story jumps ahead to spring 2000. One Friday night, over a beer or three (maybe even four or more), Georg and Reeve decided to try and look at reforming the band with axeman Brian Forsythe (formerly of KIX) filling in the lead guitar slot. The "new" Rhino Bucket soon found their cult audience had been patiently waiting for them as well. Their first gig back, held at Ricki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse, was a complete sell out.
Two movie soundtracks followed, along with gigs up and down the golden state and once again, and it was time to look for another recording contract. This time, the band knew exactly what they wanted and wound up turning down offers from labels they didn’t think were right for them. The Bucket eventually received a phone call from an old acquaintance of Brian's: the CEO of indie rock label Acetate Records. It had taken years, but the Bucket had found their new home. The band welcomed the new millennium with album number four, which has the apt title 'And Then It Got Ugly'.
The guys felt proud to have come up with something that they viewed as "100% Rhino Bucket": high-energy rock and roll without flash and gimmicks. Iconic drama The Wrestler, featuring action star Mickey Rourke as a charismatic wrestling champion, brought another wave of interest in the group after the film-makers used the bombastic Bucket tune "Welcome to Hell". Their 00s-era touring has kept the fire burning with their cult following, ready for whatever the guys happen to do next. The groups best known line-up: Georg Dolivo - Lead Vocals/Guitars Brian "Damage" Forsythe - Guitars/Vocals Reeve Downes - Bass/Vocals Simon Wright - Drums Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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