Brody Dalle is the lead singer and guitarist for the band The Distillers. Brody Dalle grew up in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. Her early days were filled with rage and hate which is where a lot of inspiration for her music has sprung. Brody Dalle's mother kicked out Brody's biological father when she was still a young girl. Brody Dalle's mother then remarried and had a second child. Brody felt like the outsider and took to the streets, turning her back on her home. Around age 13, her and her mothers vitriolic relationship came to a boiling point. Both hated each other and showed it by, on one occasion, strangling each other in their kitchen. Brody Dalle started cutting, doing drugs, and skipping school. At age 15 she was kicked out of the public school she had been attending and sent to an all-girls Catholic school. Brody Dalle found a release for her outrage upon hearing the punk rock band Discharge. Its angry, screaming, sound was what she felt and wanted to say. She soon formed her own band, Sourpuss, which got the chance to play Australias Somersault Festival along with bands like Sonic Youth and The Beastie Boys. There, while packing up drums, Brody Dalle met her future husband, Tim Armstrong, of Rancid.
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Once Brody Dalle turned 18 she moved to L.A. to be with Tim and start a new band. The Distillers started out as Brody Dalle, Kim Fuelleman, Matt Young, and Rose Casper. Since the release of their self titled debut album in 2000, the bands format has changed several times. Matt and Kim left and are now apart of the band Original Sinners. Rose stayed for the creation of their second album for which they brought on two new members, Andy Outbreak (formerly of the Nerve Agents), and Ryan Sinn. Before it was even released, Rose realized her heart wasnt in it and left the band. The bands new formula remains just the three, but what a powerful combination it is. Their second record, Sing Sing Death House, was released in 2002 and was unquestionably better than the first. They've fine tuned their sound making more use of rhythm, melody, and catchy, passionate chorus. Brody Dalle's rasping voice truly is unique and burning, leaving a mark like none other. Unlike many punk rock bands of today, their sound is all their own, and no song can be mistaken for the previous.
Brody Dalle has made peace with her family, herself and shes overcome her tumultuous past. Shes found an amazing, supportive husband, and band mates that are in it for the long run. Brody Dalle is a raw force to be reckoned with.
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Brody Dalle Trivia
Her natural hair color is blonde
Grew up in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. Moved to Los Angeles, California at age 18 to be with her boyfriend/husband and start a punk band. She lived in Silverlake for 7 years, but now lives in the Valley.
Was married to Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong whom she met on New Years Eve 1995 when she was just 16. At the time, Brody lied about her age, claiming that she was 19. When she was legal, she moved to California with him and a few weeks later, they were married. After their divorce, Brody underwent a complete image overhaul; she cut off her mohawk, denied her punk roots, even changed the Distillers' raw punk sound on their third album. And in a move that completely cut all ties with her former punk persona, changed her last name from Armstrong to Dalle. While mistakenly reported as her maiden name (which is actually Pucilowski), the name change was because of actress Beatrice Dalle, who is the star of Brody's favorite film, Betty Blue. It was because of Beatrice that Brody dyed her hair from blonde to black.
Singer/guitarist/songwriter for punk band The Distillers.
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