Mean Venus is an all original modern hard rock band hailing from New Jersey. Born in early 2006, Mean Venus has influences ranging from more contemporary bands like STP, Alice In Chains, Velvet Revolver, QOTSA, Foofighters, and Audioslave to the undisputed masters of rock and roll -- the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, GNR, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. In other words: Take everything cool from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and roll it all up into a single massive band and there you have it: Mean Venus. Rooted in the fertile soil of these diverse acts, Mean Venus is an explosion of raw energy fueled by years of studio, stage, and songwriting experience. Reception to the band's debut album, PCP (2008), has been overwhelmingly flattering by critics and fans alike. With hard-edged rockers like LET THE FEELINGS GO, THANK ME, and A VISION to future crossover classics like INVISIBLE, HAPPY HERE, and A LITTLE PEACE, PCP is taking the music world by storm as the desperately needed alternative to today's popular radio drivel. Mean Venus' lead singer, songwriter, and bassist-known merely by the initial 'J'-began his musical journey at 8 years old. With a father that was a rock and roll singer, it was inevitable that J would uphold the family tradition. Surprisingly, when J initially got the music bug himself, he first became a hyperactive drummer. With a brother who was a gifted bassist, J spent countless after-school hours learning what it meant to be half of a rock and roll rhythm section. But in time, J's awe was inspired by the songwriting mastery of bands like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles and he drifted to guitar playing and became obsessed with his own songwriting by the time he was a mid-teen. Band after band, experience after experience, J has piled up stage and studio credits as a drummer (Trench), bassist (Hangman Jury), vocalist (Negative Nine), and guitarist, performing coast to coast and beyond--all the while honing his various instrumental, studio, and stage skills and amassing quite a voluminous repertoire of original material. In effort to further his lyrical and songwriting abilities, J also earned his BA in English and Music from Rutgers University with Highest Honors. Mean Venus' debut, PCP, was recorded throughout 2007 and was produced by Mean Venus itself. Within the first few recording sessions PCP quickly showed it's uniqueness and it's originality. PCP is the culmination of each member's years of relentless musical effort and passion. Upon completion of the debut, further incessant rehearsal and unyielding devotion to music has transformed Mean Venus into a powerful, tourniquet-tight steamroller of a band. Countless performances have further cemented the unity and direction of the band and most recently they have begun pre-production on album number two and are planning to continue touring the US all throughout 2008 in support of PCP. In April 2008, Mean Venus was honored to headline Hawaiian Chopper Magazine's Motorhead Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the past two years and in the upcoming months, Mean Venus has secured opening slots for many national acts including 7MARY3, KINGSX, DOKKEN, SKID ROW, and LA GUNS and has also landed a coveted slot on this year's Clearwater Festival in Asbury Park, NJ. ALL HAIL Mean Venus.
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