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Bob Stubbs started playing drums at age 10 because of a chance meeting of a band called "the Twinkeyz"."the Twinkeyz"were from the Northern California area.Bob Stubbs got an early introduction into underground music & rock music through attending this particular bands early rehearsals over a used record store in Downtown Sacramento,CA and later through this particular bands live concerts.
Later because of Bob's own sisters relationship with that bands drummer Joe Von Hagel,Bob Stubbs received his first real Drumkit.It was a 1965 4piece set of Ludwig drums in red sparkle pearl that Joe had pawned and was about to lose to the pawnshop,so Bob came up with the money to get them out of pawn.The original deal was that Bob would get use of the drums until he was paid back.Joe Von Hagel later decided to let Bob keep the drumset in forfeiture of repayment.This situation would later prove to be an early influence that inspired Bob Stubbs to play drums professionally.Early on Bob had a natural ability as a musician,first starting out on acoustic Guitar,Electric guitar,moving to Electric Bass guitar and finally settling as a drummer.Bob Stubbs' family home not only became known as a meeting place for after-school jam sessions,but also became an impromtu social club that turned into a small music scene of it's own later in helping start a few local bands plus introducing musicians to each other and helping them play together for the first time,most of who would've normally never met each other otherwise.As the early to mid 1980s Northern California underground music scene picked up pace,Bob Stubbs was aready playing drums with alot of known local Sacramento,California,Regional, & later on, Southern California professional bands from that era such as:"The Vacant" , "Circle Kross" , "The Authorities" , "True West"and the most notable , "Social Distortion"who were already on their way to becoming underground music legends back then.
Bob Stubbs was included on recordings and listed as drummer on quite alot of underground music compilation albums during that time period.In 1986 Bob Stubbs co-formed the band "Race Train Schizo".That band later toured with "T.S.O.L.(True Sounds Of Liberty)" ,and opened shows on the bill with "Guns & Roses" and "Nirvana" during those more famous bands earlier careers.
Bob Stubbs formed the band "Skullduggery" in 1989 in Sacramento,CA. and then again later in 1990 ,reforming the same band in Las Vegas,NV. with an all new line-up including his cousin Jesse Amoroso on Bass Guitar.During that same time period Bob Stubbs worked with "No Show Sound Co." briefly helping provide Live sound support at the various bigger known "Rock Music" nightclubs in Hollywood,CA & Los Angeles,CA. such as "The SCREAM" , "Club With No Name" and the World Famous "Cathouse".In June of 1990,Bob Stubbs moved to Columbus, Ohio & later on , Detroit,MI. and became the drummer of the band "The Flyin' Saucers",a local Rockabilly music group with long ties to the local Detroit,MI. & Columbus,OH. music scenes going back to the 1980s.
That version of the band put out some 7inch singles on "Pristine Records".The "Flyin'Saucers" records with Stubbs' as drummer charted at numbers 14 & 21 respectively on the regional Adult Contemporary Music charts."The Flyin' Saucers" are also featured in a Feature Film called "TEAR IT UP! "Rockabilly the Documentary"Filmed in early 1991.Soon after performing at the Columbus,Ohio Arts Festival of 1992 and performing live on various local network television shows in Ohio & Michigan ,"The Flyin'Saucers" disbanded & went on an undetermined Hiatus.Shortly after,Bob Stubbs was asked to join the bands,"Elvis Hitler" & "Goober & the Peas",but chose to return to California for more musical opportunities.
After August 1992, Bob Stubbs joined a local Tempe,AZ. band "The VOICE"."The VOICE"with Stubbs' as drummer, released a 4 song 7inch vinyl E.P. on Disclaim Records that was produced by Grunge legend Greg Sage of the band, "the Wipers".Greg was instrumental in the early "NIRVANA" sound & look of the band.Greg Sage was also noted by Kurt Cobain as a personal influence and of Kurt's and of "NIRVANA".In 1994 Bob Stubbs joined the band "GLASS HEROES",with Keith Jackson on guitar & lead vocals.In 1995,"GLASS HEROES"with Bob Stubbs' as drummer, released 7 original songs on a compilation album with distribution in Europe only on the Step 1 Records Label titled "High Voltage Punk & Oi"."The Glass Heroes"were a featured musical act on that compilation album.That compilation album sold so well,that it was rereleased on Hepcat Records again later in 1997."The Glass Heroes received a "Best of Phoenix"award for "Best Alternative Band"in 1994/1995.In 1996 Bob Stubbs joined the group"Cyanide Blues"in Las Vegas,NV..This band recorded songs for a compilation album released by Flipside magazine in Los Angeles,CA. called "It's All Downhill From Here"..a Las Vegas compilation album"."Cyanide Blues"also recorded some original songs for the T.O.N. Records label.Those tracks remain unreleased.Shortly after that,Bob Stubbs co-formed"Benny & the Goons".This band was a"Horror Surf"music band in Las Vegas,NV."Benny & the Goons" became the feature house-band on the weekly television show then titled"the Count Cool Rider T.V. Show"on Warner Brothers Television Channel 33 in Las Vegas,NV.."Benny & the Goons" released some 7inch vinyl singles including a song titled"Monster Swell",which was co-written by Bob Stubbs & Benny Hammond."Benny & the Goons"disbanded in late 1997 because of internal and Band membership changes.In September 1997 ,Stubbs' returned to Sacramento,California and soon formed a new group,"The Hypnotic IV"."The Hypnotic IV"released a few albums,one titled"Hypnotica!"& another titled"the Hypnotic IV LIVE! too loud,outta tune & barely gettin' paid" with Bob Stubbs as the bands drummer & co-songwriter.Bob Stubbs reworked an original song written originally with Benny Hammond during Stubbs' tenure in "Benny & the Goons" titled "Monster Swell".This reworked version of that song actually charted very high on the underground Surf Music"scene music charts and was given praise from many Surf Music"enthusiasts calling it"the best NEW Surf song instrumental to come along since "The Ventures" "Walk Don't Run" from 1959.
In 1999 Bob Stubbs became the producer & drummer for the band "The Inertians"."The Inertians"started as a production only project for Stubbs'in early 1999."The Inertians" eventually recorded an analog 4 track C.D. album featuring 10 songs co-written with Bob Stubbs,Paul Ostrander,and Jesse Bunker.That C.D. album is titled"The Inertians..We've Come For Your Bored"".That C.D.release became a regional Northern California & Sacramento,California only underground music release and is currently out of print.
In 2001 ,Bob Stubbs moved again from Sacramento,CA.to Phoenix,Arizona.This time,Stubbs' was to rejoin"The GLASS HEROES".Soon after some failed studio recording sessions and mediocore live performances, GLASS HEROES with Stubbs' as drummer, decided to again disband in late 2002.GLASS HEROES currently have different members and still perform locally in Arizona 2-6 times a year.
Since 2005, Bob Stubbs has recorded a full album of original songs he co-wrote with Chris Buskirk,as well as some songs he had written years ago that were not released.These songs became the album titled "The Xeroxed Pop Robots Of The Almighty Brazen Beat".This album is produced by Klaus Flouride of San Francisco,California's "Dead Kennedys",an old friend & colleague from the 1980s Punk Music scene.
As of 2011,Bob Stubbs is currently Producing,Arranging & Performing.
He is also available for:
private drum lessons,recording,production,concerts,live performance,one night gigs,and other music projects.
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