The Distillers were an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1998. They released their first two albums on Hellcat Records/Epitaph Records before moving to Sire, part of the Warner Music Group. The Distillers were originally formed by Australian-born Brody Armstrong (later Dalle), a woman with a distinctively harsh singing voice. Ex-wife of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, Brody changed her name to "Dalle" after their divorce in 2003. Although there were significant line-up changes it was Brody who played guitar, sang, and wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the band's three albums. Tony Bradley also played guitar and Ryan Sinn played bass.
Members Brody and Tony have since the split formed a new band called Spinnerette.
- Brody Dalle, singer/guitarist.
- Tony Bradley, guitarist.
- Ryan Sinn left the band in 2005. He played in the band Angels & Airwaves with Tom DeLonge of blink-182 for a time after the Distillers.. Ryan has since left Angels & Airwaves and joined Love Equals Death. Ryan then left Love Equals Death and joined The Innocent, who he also left to join Radio Friendly Shifter.
- Andy Granelli played drums and left the band in March 2005 to pursue his other band, Darker My Love.
- Rose "Casper" Mazzola played back-up guitar and sometimes sang. She left the band after the making of Sing Sing Death House, and played for the band Gold Cash Gold for a short while after.
- Cody Lane played drums and left the band in November 2000.
- Kim Chi played bass and left the band after the making of the self-titled record. She played on and toured for the first Original Sinners' album with Exene Cervenka of the L.A. punk band X and has since left that band. She is currently touring with Rockstar: Supernova runner-up Dilana.
- Mat Young left the band after the making of the self-titled record.
|Album Year||Album Name||Record Label||US Billboard Peak||UK Album Chart|
|2002||Sing Sing Death House||Hellcat|
|Album Year||Album Name||Record Label||US Billboard Peak||Certification|
|1999||The Distillers 7"||Hellcat|
|US Hot 100||US Pop 100||US Modern Rock||US Mainstream Rock||UK Singles Chart|
|2002||"The Young Crazed Peeling"||-||-||-||-||-||Sing Sing Death House|
|"City of Angels"||-||-||-||-||104|
|2003||"Drain the Blood"||-||-||28||-||51||Coral Fang|
|2004||"Beat Your Heart Out"||-||-||-||-||74|
- In a February 2003 episode of Gilmore Girls, Jess surprises Rory with last-minute tickets to a Distillers concert.
- A version of the song "Muppet N.A.M.B.L.A" on the Leftöver Crack album Rock the 40 Oz. features Dalle on guest vocals.
Songs used in videogames
- The song "Beat Your Heart Out" is featured in Tony Hawk Underground 2.
- The song "Dismantle Me" is featured in MTX: Mototrax.
- The song "Seneca Falls" is featured in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4.
- The song "Drain the Blood" is featured in Gran Turismo 4 and in List of downloadable songs for the Rock Band series
- The song "Beat Your Heart Out" and a cover of the "Spider-Man theme song" are featured in Spider-Man 2 (video game).
- The songs "City of Angels" and "Hall of Mirrors" both featured in the 2004 game True Crime: Streets of LA.
- The song "City of Angels" is featured in Crash 'n' Burn, as well as in the third episode of Sleeper Cell entitled "Money".
Biography from Wikipedia