Eric Reed Boucher, better known by his professional name Jello Biafra, is an American singer, musician, and spoken word artist. He is the former lead singer and songwriter for the San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys. Initially active from 1979 to 1986, Dead Kennedys were known for rapid-fire music topped with Biafra's sardonic lyrics and biting social commentary, delivered in his "unique quiver of a voice." When the band broke up in 1986, he took over the influential independent record label Alternative Tentacles, which he had founded in 1979 with Dead Kennedys bandmate East Bay Ray. In a 2000 lawsuit, upheld on appeal in 2003 by the California Supreme Court, Biafra was found liable for breach of contract, fraud and malice in withholding a decade's worth of royalties from his former bandmates and ordered to pay over $200,000 in compensation and punitive damages; the band subsequently reformed without Biafra.
|Birth name:||Eric Reed Boucher|
|Also known as:||Occupant, Count Ringworm, Osama McDonald, J Lo|
|Born:||June 17, 1958, Boulder, Colorado, United States|
|Genres:||Punk rock, spoken word, hardcore punk|
|Occupation(s):||Vocalist, speaker, record label director, politician|
|Associated acts:||Dead Kennedys, The Witch Trials, Melvins, No WTO Combo, Lard, Revolting Cocks, Mojo Nixon, 1000 Homo DJs, Tumor Circus, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine|
|Twitter:||Jello Biafra's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Jello Biafra's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Jello Biafra's IMDb|
About Jello Biafra
Former lead singer of the punk rock band The Dead Kennedys, as well as a solo musician and spoken word poet. He co-founded the Alternative Tentacle record label in 1979.
He studied acting and history at the University of Santa Cruz. His first punk band was The Healers, which he joined in the late 1970s.
He ran for president during the 2000 presidential election as a member of the Green Party.
He was previously married to Therese Soder but they divorced in 1986.
Biafra and Bryan Dexter Holland of The Offspring collaborated on the album Ixnay on the Hombre.
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- California Greens
- Green Party of the United States politicians
- Hardcore punk musicians
- Anti-globalization activists
- Pigface members
- American spoken word artists
- Musicians from Boulder, Colorado
- Male actors from Boulder, Colorado
- Anti-corporate activists
- Alternative Tentacles artists
- Finance fraud
- American anti–Iraq War activists
- American satirists
- American punk rock singers
- American human rights activists
- American anti-war activists