X (American band)

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X is an American punk rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1977.[1] Established among the first wave of American punk, the original members are vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake. They released seven studio albums from 1980 to 1993. After a period of inactivity during the mid to late 1990s, they reunited in the early 2000s, and currently tour.[1]

X achieved limited mainstream success, but are considered one of the most revered punk rock bands and, by some critics, one of the best rock bands.[1][2][2][3] One critic also suggests that X are one of the all-time greatest live rock performers.[4] X received an Official Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles in acknowledgment of their contributions to Los Angeles music and culture.[5] They were also influential on various genres of music, including punk rock and folk rock.[6]

In 2003, X's first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift, were ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as being among the 500 greatest albums of all time.


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