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Sideburn resurfaced in 2001 with Crocodile and later with Gasoline in 2004 (both on the German label Point). These releases continued to exhibit the band's progressive dedication to the favored Aussie sound.As a result, they were beginning to carve their own place within the genre rather than fitting themselves into the pocket of any single sound.

Over this period, the band's reputation as a tight, dedicated outfit both in the studio and live led to an impressive list of supporting tour engagements. Sideburn opened for legends Kiss, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Dio, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy, and Doro... and even Meat Loaf. There were, too, the road treks with soulmates Krokus and one memorable gig with Rose Tattoo.

Amidst this whirlwind of activity came one more change in personnel. David left the fold in 2005 and Sideburn recruited the well-traveled axman simply known as Boris, who seemed to be the natural choice given his ecclectic past which had crossed paths previously traveled by the band.
2006 marked the 20th anniversary of the Sideburn/Genocide project. The band celebrated the milestone with the career spanning anthology titled Archives. It's an interesting study where listeners can witness the huge degree of evolution and maturation which the band had undergone in its first two decades (15 as a recording artist).

2008 saw the release of "Cherry Red", which received some fantastic feedbacks from the press worldwide. This led the Fox's Studio to choose the song "Six feet under" to be featured in an episode of the last season of the famous show “24” with Kiefer Sutherland.

2010 see the band working on their new release with the Multi-Platinum producer Beau Hill (over 50 millions album sold Ratt, Gary Moore, Winger, Twisted Sister), as co-producer and mixer.

For the fans, since september 2010, they can challenge themself by playing the song “Cherry Red” on the platform of the ultimate music game, Rockband 3 (for XBOX 360).

2011 see the release of the album "Jail", signed by the german label Metal Heaven (for Europe & Japan). Again the press worldwide is unanimous to mention the quality of this new release and establish the band as a major act in Switzerland. The album reached #88 in the Swiss charts.

Unfortunately after a fantastic performance at Rock OZ Arènes in Avenches, a clash in the band led Fred, Michel & Boris to leave the band in September.

The 2 members left, Roland & Lionel, decided to keep on rockin and in January 2012, announced the arrival of some new blood: Mike Riffart (Lead & Rythm Guitar) who had replaced Boris few times already, Lawrence Lina (Lead & Rythm Guitar) who played in Roland's Blues band and Nick Thornton, australian born bass player (ex Maeder).

In February they played their first show already and showed to their fans that the band is more than alive.

August see the band to be choosen by Adidas to be the band of the evening during the Adidas Rockstar event that happend on August 11, 2012 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.

Sideburn performed during the whole final, playing over 150 minutes of rock'n'roll, and they even wrote and recorded a special theme song with climbing lyrics. The song "Rockstar" has been mixed by Beau Hill and is available in most major digital stores.

August 2012 see the song "Knockin at the wrong door" to be featured in the trailer of the new American comedy "Hit & Run".

While in the summer of 2013 their song "Six feet under" was part of the soundtrack of the Blockbuster: "The Wolverine" !

General Info

Band Members
Lionel Blanc - Drums, Lawrence Lina - Guitar, Mike Riffart - Electric Guitar, Nick Thornton - Bass, Roland Pierrehumbert - Vocals
Artist Name
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Active Since
Rock / Hard Rock / Pub Rock

Contact Info

Savigny, VD, CH
STICKS Musique Ch. du Publoz 15 1073 SAVIGNY - Phone: +41 (0)21 926 7888 Fax: +41 (0)21 926 7889

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