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Encyclopedia > King Lizzard
King Lizzard

Background information
Birth name Randall James Colmus
Born June 2, 1957
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genre(s) Rock
Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Male singers
Instrument(s) Vocals, Rapping, Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer, Computer Programming
Years active 1990 to Present
Label(s) LizzardLips Recordings, The Orchard Digital
Associated
acts
Legacy, Living Karma, King Lizzard's Hearts of Darkness Band
Website Official site
Notable instrument(s)
Guitar

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Contents

Biography

Early life

King Lizzard was born and raised in Detroit, the city Rolling Stone magazine calls "the Liverpool of America, a gritty industrial city producing hard, loud rock since the 60's." Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


Born to a musical family, King was playing the ukulele by two-years of age, and the piano by five. His mother's side of the family were Polish/German Jews who converted to Catholicism during World War II. His father's side of the family were Latter-Day-Saint Mormons. He was raised by his maternal grandparents.


In 1973 he moved to California, where he went college on an acting scholarship and gained degrees and honors in Film and Theatre Production.


Weaving music, theatre and multimedia together, King has worked professionally in the film and music business for over thirty years. He has acted in major motion pictures, the live stage, and has performed before stadium and arena crowds.


Legacy

From 1979-1982 he was bass player and co-songwriter for the band, Legacy (signed by a major label). They opened for top acts nationwide but never achieved headline status.


The Band broke up and King concentrated on acting and film production, his first love.


Las Vegas

In 1997 he left California for Las Vegas and took up the axe again, as King Lizzard. In 1997-1999 he was the songwriter/ keyboardist for the techno-pop band "Living Karma." From 1999-2002 his vision got darker and louder with the Industrial/ Metal "King Lizzard's Hearts of Darkness Band."


He has written and produced over 100 Songs, Produced a film (The Last Day, 1983) and written 7 Screenplays.


In 2001 the title of "Las Vegas' Godfather of Metal" was bestowed upon him. This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ...


Trivia

He's an ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church, holds an Honorary Doctor of Divinity credential, has been practicing Nichiren Buddhism for twenty years and holds degrees in theatre and psychology. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Doctor of Divinity (D.D., Divinitatis Doctor in Latin) is an academic degree. ... Nichiren Buddhism (日蓮系諸宗派: Nichiren-kei sho shūha) is a branch of Buddhism based on the teachings of the 13th century Japanese monk Nichiren (1222–1282). ...


Discography

Singles

  • The Patient in Room 666
  • I'm Stoned
  • Living Karma
  • Hurricane of Pain
  • Area51

Albums

  • The Sin City Symphony (1998)
  • The Patient in Room 666 (2003)
  • King Lizzard...and friends (2006)

External links

  • King Lizzard Las Vegas official website
  • Queen Lizzard Photography Site

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