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Mike Muir (born March 14, 1963, Venice, Californiamarker) is the lead vocalist of the rock bands Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves.

Early life

Born in Venice, California, Mike Muir is the younger brother of Jim Muir of the famous Z-Boys skateboarding team. Jim exposed Mike to hard rock music, as well as skateboarding, at an early age. Muir attended Santa Monica Collegemarker. [113708]

Career

Muir has often been seen wearing a blue bandana (leading to rumors that he and Suicidal Tendencies were affiliated with L.A. gang the Crips) and a Los Angeles Kings hockey jersey. Recent photos of Muir show that he does still have hair slightly past his shoulders and kept in a tight ponytail. His house was made over into a "horror house" [113709] on the Discovery Channel show Monster House.

Muir has cited bands such as Black Sabbath, UFO, The Police, Van Halen and Emerson Lake and Palmer as early musical influences, and has said that he was introduced to funk music by former bandmate Robert Trujillo. Muir incorporated funk influences into a few songs by Suicidal Tendencies and into his funk metal side project, Infectious Grooves.

Recently, Muir was featured on P.O.D.'s album When Angels & Serpents Dance.

Solo material

He has also released albums solo under his nickname Cyco Miko and has sung for No Mercy, replacing original singer Kevin Guercio, who sang for the band on the Welcome to Venice compilation. Cyco Miko released two albums on the record label Suicidal Records. The album Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child was released in 2001, following up 1996's Lost My Brain! . No Mercy released only one album with Muir, Widespread Bloodshed/Love Runs Red on Suicidal Records.

Views

Muir is known for being extremely outspoken on his views about the music industry and society. He has long been an opponent of the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), and has reflected this in interviews and a few songs (namely "You Can't Bring Me Down" and "Lovely"). Muir was involved in a near-violent feud with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine during the European Clash of the Titans tour, but the two have since reconciled and are apparently now on friendly terms [113710]. He has frequently criticized rap-metal group Rage Against the Machine . The Infectious Grooves song "Do What I Tell You" mocks Rage Against The Machine (the title being a parody of the infamous "I won't do what you tell me" lyrics in "Killing In The Name").

Selected discography

Album Year Album Name Band Record Label Credits
1983 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Frontier Vocals
1985 Welcome to Venice Various Artists Suicidal Vocals
1987 Split Image Excel Suicidal/Caroline Executive Producer
1987 Widespread Bloodshed Love Runs Red No Mercy Suicidal Vocals, Producer
1987 Join the Army Suicidal Tendencies Caroline Vocals
1988 How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today Suicidal Tendencies Epic Vocals
1989 Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu Suicidal Tendencies Epic Vocals
1990 Lights...Camera...Revolution! Suicidal Tendencies Epic Vocals
1991 The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves Infectious Grooves Epic Vocals
1992 The Art of Rebellion Suicidal Tendencies Epic Vocals
1992 F.N.G. Suicidal Tendencies Epic Vocals
1993 Sarsippius' Ark Infectious Grooves Epic Vocals
1993 Still Cyco After All These Years Suicidal Tendencies Epic Vocals
1994 Groove Family Cyco Infectious Grooves Epic Vocals
1994 Suicidal for Life Suicidal Tendencies Epic Vocals
1996 Lost My Brain! Cyco Miko Epic Vocals
1997 Friends & Family, Vol. 1 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Vocals
1997 Prime Cuts Suicidal Tendencies Epic Vocals
1998 Six the Hard Way Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Vocals
1999 Freedumb Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal/SideOneDummy Vocals
2000 Mas Borracho Infectious Grooves Suicidal Vocals
2000 Free Your Soul and Save My Mind Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Vocals
2001 Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child Cyco Miko Suicidal Vocals
2001 Friends & Family, Vol. 2 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Vocals
2008 When Angels & Serpents Dance P.O.D. Columbia Vocals
20-- TBA Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Vocals


References

  1. Sources erroneously note 1964 as his year of birth. According to Family Tree Legends, a "Michael A Muir" was born on March 14, 1963 in Los Angeles County. [1]



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