X (American band)

X is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles. The original members are vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist-bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer D. J. Bonebrake. The band released seven studio albums from 1980 to 1993. After a period of inactivity during the mid-to-late 1990s, X reunited in the early 2000s, and currently tours, as of 2022.[2][3]

Billy Zoom, D.J. Bonebrake, Exene Cervenka, John Doe, 1979
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1977–present
LabelsDangerhouse, Slash, Elektra, Big Life, Infidelity
Past members

X achieved limited mainstream success but influenced various genres of music, including punk rock, Americana,[4] and folk rock,[5] and is considered one of the most influential bands of their era.[6] In 2003, X's first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift, were ranked by Rolling Stone as being among the 500 greatest albums of all time. Los Angeles was ranked 91st on Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.[7]

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