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The Distillers Biography


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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years Active: 1998–2006
Genres: Punk Rock, Street Punk


The Distillers were an American punk band formed in Los Angeles in 1998. They released their first two albums on Hellcat Records/Epitaph Records before moving to Sire, part of the Warner Music Group. The Distillers were originally formed by Australian-born Brody Armstrong (later Dalle), a woman with a distinctively harsh singing voice. Ex-wife of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, Brody changed her name to "Dalle" after their divorce in 2003. Although there were significant line-up changes it was Brody who played guitar, sang, and wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the band's three albums. Tony Bevilacqua also played guitar and Ryan Sinn played bass.

Members Brody and Tony have since the split formed a new band called Spinnerette.