It's been almost 8 years since North Carolina’s The Dead Kings began to become known as one of the regions most notorious and hard working rock-n-roll bands. Presently, The Dead Kings enjoy a reputation as being the most fun, yet dangerous performing bands currently hitting the road and destroying stages (and beer tabs) in towns across the Eastern United States. But it wasn't always the case. The Dead Kings started when childhood friends Stabb Frehley (Steve Wensil) and Biggy Stardust (Jeff Williams) decided to form a band that was far more entertaining that it was credible. Both were originally members of metal bands that could never seem to escape that trappings and tight confinement of writing heavy metal songs that were pretentious, predictable, and overdone. What was strived for was a band that would be influenced by rock and roll bands such as The Ramones, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Joan Jett, The Dwarves, Kiss, The Sex Pistols, Twisted Sister, Reverend Horton Heat, David Bowie, King Diamond, and Elvis. The only problem, Stardust had no experience writing music or playing an instrument. But in the fall of 1999, Stabb Frehley gave Biggy a crash course in playing bass. Within a month, a drummer was acquired and songs were being written. In less than a year, The Dead Kings released their first full-length CD "Murder City Or Bust". After that, shows became a weekly part of their lives. Over the next few years, (and several drummers) The Dead Kings produced several releases on both vinyl and CD, including their controversial 2nd full-length CD "For All Those Hot Black Chicks". Dead Kings' records have been put out in America and Europe on labels such as Scat Boy Records (USA), Proud To Be Idiot Records (USA/Europe), Casual Records (Europe), and Scarey Records (Europe). Over the past several years, touring and traveling have proven to successfully earn them the reputation as a band that is as fun to watch, as it is to listen to. Over the 8 years of their existence, The Dead Kings have evolved their stage show into something more reminiscent of a mid 70's Kiss or Alice Cooper concert. Frehley and Stardust's admiration for 70's glitter and stage show excess, mixed with their love of down and dirty driving rock and roll (ala The Ramones, Motorhead) have them doing something that is going unexplored in modern times. Sequins, rhinestones, Elvis inspired jumpsuits, glitter, studs, and platform shoes are the staple on a Dead Kings stage. Eventually, a 2nd guitarist was added in the form of Angus Hung. And with the addition of drummer Beef Moon in 2005, The Dead Kings recorded their 3rd full-length CD entitled "Armed and Delicious" (Scat Boy Records 007). While in the process, The Dead Kings have set out to tour and play shows as much as humanly possible. Currently, The Dead King's are enjoying their job of going out and promoting and supporting their newest full-length CD with new drummer Slave Lombardo. A European release is currently being strived for so "Armed and Delicious" can reach the other side of the Atlantic, with a European tour to follow. Domestic shows here are always being booked and played, with a tour being planned for late summer. Interviews are, as always, more than welcome anytime.