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The Compulsions

The Compulsions

Blues / Punk / Rock New York, NY  US
Hellbound Babies (NEW)
Hellbound Babies (NEW)
Lucky (NEW)
Lucky (NEW)
House Of Rock (NEW)
House Of Rock (NEW)
Hired Gun
Hired Gun
I Just Wanna Play Guitar
I Just Wanna Play Guitar


The Compulsions - Dirty Fun Album Trailer


  • Thu

    Apr 16

    West Hollywood, CA, US | 8:30pm
  • Tue

    Apr 14

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    The Compulsions' second full-length album, Dirty Fun, will be released via Compulsions Records on Tuesday, April 14 with a record release show later that same day at the Mercury Lounge in New York City (not March 27 as previously announced). Alec Morton (ex-Raging Slab) will fill in for Sami Yaffa on bass. More info coming soon so check back for updates!

  • 2015

    Jan 16

    New York, NY, US | 10:00pm

    Frontman Rob Carlyle and producer Hugh Pool perform acoustic renditions of Compulsions songs such as "Groove On" and "Shake Hands With The Devil." Also: Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons.

  • 2013

    Dec 31

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Jan 27

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    The Compulsions are scheduled to perform just before midnight. Also: Killcode, Star Killer, Stoned Fire, Vajra.


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Rob Carlyle


Frank Ferrer


Richard Fortus


Sami Yaffa



Sounds Like: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, New York Dolls, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith

Label: Compulsions Records

Bio: The Compulsions are Rob Carlyle on lead vocal and rhythm guitar with lead guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank "Thunderchucker" Ferrer, both from the recharged Guns N' Roses, as well as bassist Sami Yaffa from seminal bands Hanoi Rocks and the revamped New York Dolls. Heralded by Classic Ro...See Full Bio

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“The Compulsions have that dirty rock sound that not enough bands seem to have these days.”

— Alice Cooper, Nights With Alice Cooper

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Q: Release soon? Love all the previous work.

A: Great to hear from you, James - and thanks a million for the kind words! The new album is called Dirty Fun and it'll be available everywhere next week on April 14, 2015. Dirty Fun is now available for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes and fans who pre-order from iTunes receive tracks "Hellbound Babies" and "Lucky" instantly. Thanks again!

Asked by James Moran. Answered on Tue Apr 07 2015

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