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“Nine Lives and Forty Fives” coming 2/10/15!
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley on a steady diet of punk and glitter rock, Prima Donna are infamous on the LA scene. Their curriculum includes musical road trips with Eddie and the Hot Rods, Adam Ant, Glen Matlock & The Philistines, The Dictators, and even Green Day, who they supported on two arena tours on two continents. Frontman Kevin Preston has also continued participation in Green Day side-project Foxboro Hot Tubs.
While touring the US and Europe, Prima Donna was in and out of the studio numerous times, both at home in L.A. and in Milan, Italy. The finished product is “Nine Lives and Forty Fives”, a 11-song variety pack that displays the band’s skills in the studio, and compiles some of their rarest and rawest recordings, including “Rock and Roll is Dead,” available for the first time in US. The song was named one of the Top Ten Songs of 2013 by Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
PRIMA DONNA is a band of 4 native Angelenos who have done 700+ shows worldwide. Their 2012 release 'Bless This Mess' on Acetate Records is produced by Chris Dugan and features the lead single 'Feral Children' mixed by Grammy winner D. Sardy. The Knitting Factory Management artists have toured with their allies Green Day, supporting the mega-band in arenas on the European and Asian continents. The band's friendship with Green Day began when Prima Donna frontman, singer/guitarist Kevin Preston, joined Green Day side-project Foxboro Hot Tubs for their live dates. Prima Donna frequently tours Europe to a growing overseas fan base. Stevie Van Zandt has featured three tracks, 'Demoted', 'Puta, Te Amo' & 'Rock And Roll Is Dead', as the Coolest Song In The World This Week on the Underground Garage, his Sirius satellite radio show. Little Steven also stated that Prima Donna's 'Bless This Mess' was one of his top three albums of 2012. After another trip to Europe in the Spring of 2013, Prima Donna opened for Adam Ant on his Summer 2013 tour of the USA and Canada.