Blackie Lawless

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Birthday
4, 1956
Birthplace
Staten Island, NY
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1956 (age 62)
Birthplace
Staten Island, NY

About

Musician and songwriter who was the bassist and rhythm guitarist for the Los Angeles heavy metal band W.A.S.P.

Before Fame

A childhood interest in the occult led him working with bands like Black Rabbit and the legendary New York Dolls, replacing the departed Johnny Thunder at just eighteen years of age.

Trivia

After six months with the Dolls, he went to Los Angeles, forming a band called Sister, Sister, which pioneered glam rock with face makeup, and also experimenting with occult symbolism.

Family Life

He was born in Staten Island, New York.

Associated With

Tipper Gore singled out Lawless' band W.A.S.P. as an example of the type of music that should be regulated and kept away from children.