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Flogging Molly Biography


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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years Active: 1997–present
Genres: Celtic Punk, Punk Rock


Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish-American Celtic punk band that formed in Los Angeles, California and is currently signed to SideOneDummy Records.

Flogging Molly made its debut with the 1997 live album, “Alive Behind the Green Door.” The album featured two cover songs, “What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)” and “De (That's All Right) Lilah,” which is a combination of “Delilah” by Tom Jones and “That's All Right (Mama)” by Elvis Presley.

In 2000 they released their first studio album, “Swagger” that featured songs from their live album, “Every Dog Has Its Day,” “Selfish Man” and “Black Friday Rule.”

They released the album, “Drunken Lullabies,” in 2002 and reached #104 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #8 on the Independent Albums chart. The album was certified gold by the RIAA.

“Within a Mile of Home” followed in 2004 and reached #20 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Independent Albums chart. The album was dedicated to Joe Strummer and Johnny Cash, as indicated in the album's liner notes. “The Seven Deadly Sins” is a tribute to Strummer while “Don't Let Me Die Still Wondering” was written as a tribute to Cash.

Their fourth album, “Float,” was released in 2008 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 and again topped the Independent Albums chart. The album included the band's first two chart singles, “Requiem for a Dying Song” which hit #35 on the Billboard Modern Rock Songs chart and “Float” which hit #40 on the same chart.

In March 2010 they released the live album, “Live at the Greek Theatre,” reaching the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 chart.

“Speed of Darkness,” their fifth studio album, was released in 2011. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the Independent Albums chart.