See also <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/music/Butch%2BWalker%2B%2526%2BThe%2BBlack%2BWidows" class="bbcode_artist">Butch Walker & The Black Widows</a>
Butch Walker (born Bradley Glenn Walker on November 14, 1969) is a recording artist, songwriter, and record producer.
Walker grew up in Cartersville, Georgia and stood out as a guitarist and performer in several rock bands in the '80s including Bad Boyz and Byte the Bullet. In 1988, he took Byte the Bullet to LA and they were signed to Virgin Records within the year. The band changed names to Southgang and released two albums, Tainted Angel in 1991 and Group Therapy in 1992. Southgang was one of the first bands to tour China in the early '90s.
Afterwards, Butch took over lead vocals and with ex-SouthGang members Jayce Fincher and Mitch McLee formed several bands in the 90s including Floyds Funk Revival, The Floyds, and the popular pop-rock band <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/music/Marvelous+3" class="bbcode_artist">Marvelous 3</a>. After the break-up of the band in early 2000, Butch then began a solo career, releasing the albums Left of Self-Centered in 2002 and Letters in 2004, finishing 2005 playing over 200 live shows across both the US and Japan. In 2006 he released an album called "Butch Walker and the Let's Go Out Tonities". Butch Walker was recently featured as a headlining artist on the My Space promoted Inaugural Hotel Cafe tour - supporting independent artists from the Los Angeles Venue of the same name.
Several of his songs have been hits for other artists, including Bowling for Soup's <a target='_blank' title="Bowling For Soup – Girl All The Bad Guys Want" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Bowling+For+Soup/_/Girl+All+The+Bad+Guys+Want" class="bbcode_track">Girl All The Bad Guys Want</a> and Avril Lavigne's #1 Hit <a target='_blank' title="Avril Lavigne – My Happy Ending" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Avril+Lavigne/_/My+Happy+Ending" class="bbcode_track">My Happy Ending</a>. He has written and produced albums for such artists as Bowling for Soup, Pink, Lindsay Lohan, Avril Lavigne, Lit, Sevendust, The Donnas, American Hi-Fi, and SR-71.
He is also featured in Tommy Lee's new album Tommyland: The Ride in the song "Good Times."
In late 2005, he released his first DVD "Live At Budokan."
In 2008, Butch released the live double album "Leavin' the Game on Luckie St." for free download on the internet. He followed this up be releasing another studio album, "Sycamore Meadows", the same year. In 2010, Butch will release his new album, "I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart," on February 23rd.
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