Tag: F**k You
Vains Of Jenna have decided to end the band after seven years. I had just recently posted about vocalist Jesse Forte joining former Dokken guitarist George Lynch in Lynch Mob, but didn't see why he couldn't keep singing with both bands.
That apparently isn't going to happen, as Jesse Forte, Nicki Kin, J.P. White and Jacki Stone posted this on the band's Facebook page: "After 7 years, we have amicably and mutually decided to end Vains Of Jenna. There's no drama behind the decision. We simply feel like it is time to move on in our lives and close this chapter. It has been a truly amazing journey for us over the years and we are greatful for the opportunity to do what we've done with this band. A huge thanks to everyone involved, all of our supporters, and of course all of our fans from around the world. We love you."
Vains Of Jenna was originally formed by Lizzy DeVine (vocals), Nicki Kin (guitar), J.P. White (bass) and Jacki Stone (drums) in the small town of Falkenberg, Sweden in January 2005. The band posted their debut demo on the internet and amazingly were playing the world-famous Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood just six months after forming. At the time half the members were a month removed from high school, and four days later they were cutting a demo with Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses) at Redrum Studios and being managed by Tuff frontman Stevie Rachelle.
In 2006 the band connected with Bam Margera (MTV's Viva La Bam/Jackass) who signed the band on the spot to his Filthy Note Records label. Their debut full length, 'Lit Up/Let Down' was released in October 2006. Vains Of Jenna lined up US tours after that, including a 55 date amphitheatre tour supporting Poison and Ratt. The 'Viva La Bands - II' theatre tour with GWAR and Cradle of Filth and a US club run with Wednesday 13 also happened around this time.
The band also played the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, SxSW in Austin Texas, Hempfest in Seattle and the annual Sweden Rock Festival in Sweden. Vains Of Jenna shared the stage with anyone who rocks: The Donnas, Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks), Chelsea Girls, Bullets N' Octane, Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), The Last Vegas, Viking Skull, Crashdiet, L.A. Guns and the Sunset Strip legends Steel Panther. In a few years time, the band had performed over 300 live shows globally.
In 2008 Vains Of Jenna made appeared on television in Jackass 24 (MTV) and LA INK (Kat Von D), with the track "Enemy In Me" being featured on both. In the fall of 2009 they released 'The Art of Telling Lies.' Then in March of 2010 the band announced Jesse Forte as their new lead singer and frontman after Lizzy DeVine departed by saying, " I must move on and let the band grow." The group flew to Europe in April 2010 to embarked on a 40 date European tour. They played in Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway and Czech Republic for the first time. They also returned to familiar places like Denmark, toured the UK and Sweden and added a second guitarist in Anton Sevholt. While in Europe they shot a video for their remixed single "Everybody Loves You When You're Dead".
In July 2010, the band released the EP 'We Can Never Die,' and toured South America for the first time in the fall of 2010. In April 2011 the band released 'Reverse Tripped' on Deadline/E1 Records, a 14 song covers album that included the hit single "F**k You", the song made famous by Cee Lo Green. The band then toured through 2011 all over the world.
Marshall of Rock wishes all the guys in Vains Of Jenna all the best in their future endeavors! Cheers and all the best!
Here's some 2011 shots of me with the band: