Ugly Kid Joe

Ugly Kid Joe
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2012 / 2017
Genre

Hard Rock

Country

États-Unis

Biography

Ugly Kid Joe rose to prominence in the mid-nineties with an infectious brand of hard rock that blended classic stadium rock, glam metal and heavy metal with a pinch of funk and a satirical attitude. Hit singles ‘Everything about You’ and ‘Cats in the Cradle’ paved the way and their biggest achievement in Europe came in 1995 when they released ‘Menace to Sobriety’ and opened for Bon Jovi and Van Halen on the European leg of their world tour. Singer and figurehead Whitfield Crane pulled the plug in 1997 to pursue other ambitions. In 2010, original members Crane and guitarist Klaus Eichstadt announced their intention to resurrect the band in the successful line-up of the 1994-1997 period. Late 2015 they released their first new CD in nearly two decades with ‘Uglier than They Used ta Be’, proving they haven’t lost any of their chops. (#GMM17)