Bert McCracken
American musician
Bert McCracken
Robert Edward "Bert" McCracken is the lead singer and songwriter of the American alternative rock band The Used.
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Watch The Used Put The Evil In Deviled Eggs On 'Afterschool Snack' (VIDEO)
MTV News - almost 5 years
Join along at home as The Used's Bert McCracken makes his almost-famous 'Satan Eggs.' You probably know The Used as both Warped Tour staples and a brilliant assembly of your four favorite musicians on earth, fronted by the hilarious and talented Bert McCracken. But what you may not know is that in addition to manning The Used and dropping the band's fifth studio album, Vulnerable, one of Bert's many talents includes cooking... Wait, you probably knew that. We here at Buzzworthy don't personally believe in anything we haven't seen with our own eyes (a blind faith in only the visibly concrete isn't a bad way to live, you guys!). So we invited The Used's Bert and Quinn to stop by the Buzzworthy Kitchen for a brand-new segment we're calling Afterschool Snack. In Buzzworthy's very first-ever "Afterschool Snack" cooking show, Bert whips up a tasty little treat called "Bert's Satan Eggs," (just like deviled eggs, but more evil and with the added bonus of proximity to Bert McCracken!) whil ...
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The Used venture into new sonic territory on Vulnerable
Heave Media - almost 5 years
A decade ago, The Used put out their self-titled debut. On the strength of their lead single “The Taste of Ink,” they moved to the forefront of the early aughts’ emo/screamo boom. Of the many tastes of the week within that subgenre, few would have guessed that The Used would be one of the few bands to maintain steady output a decade later, and for that matter without the renunciation of their sound that most of their contemporaries went through. For better or worse, they’re the same band they were before, and on Vulnerable, their fifth studio album, they maintain the status quo while making some ill-advised ventures into new sonic territory. Opener “I Came Alive” serves as a manifesto for Vulnerable as a whole, and it’s not particularly reassuring. Over their standard combination of fairly standard alt-rock and the occasional metal breakdown, Bert McCracken and company add some twinkling goth-opera piano and a deeply questionable excursion into dubstep wobble. Dabbling in the electro ...
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Dreams realised with The Used - Bizcommunity.com
Google News - over 5 years
Bert McCracken was the puppet master and we were his marionette army. The show became a huge game of Simon Says and the audience lapped it up. Every self-proclaimed "best song ever written" was played like it would be their last and when they finally
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Cape music picks: August 5 2011 - Mail & Guardian Online
Google News - over 5 years
“In the past we've always kind of brought pop sensibility into heavy rock, but this is going to be much more tantalising and brutal,” said Bert McCracken, lead singer of The Used, about their album Artwork a few years ago
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The Used Rencanakan Rilis Album Baru Di Awal 2012 - Hai Online
Google News - over 5 years
Sebelumnya, band yang digawangi oleh Bert McCracken (vokal), Jeph Howard (bass), Quinn Alman (gitar) dan Dan Whitesides (drum) telah mengabarkan jika mereka tengah sibuk berada di dalam studio untuk merekam materi baru dan merekrut John Feldmann
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I Read The News Today... For July 7, 2011 - ChartAttack
Google News - over 5 years
Apparently Bert McCracken still has things worth screaming about. Muse are trying to get spots on Virgin Galactic flights once the service launches so they can record in space. Can't they just save some money and take drugs instead?
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Chevelle out, The Used in - iAfrica.com
Google News - over 5 years
Formed in 2001, The Used comprises singer Bert McCracken, guitarist Quinn Allman, bass player Jeph Howard, and drummer Dan Whitesides. Their most recent album, 2009's Artwork, encapsulates the previous eight years of a band that's played tours and
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Dick's gave sign that Hoge just a normal guy - Idaho State Journal
Google News - over 5 years
I'm pretty sure that at one point the lead singer, Bert McCracken, looked in my general direction. I was more excited than a 12-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber concert. Don't we all feel that way around famous people? It's like we find ourselves in
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Slam Dunk 2011: Goldfinger's John Feldmann Working With The King Blues Frontman - ROCKSOUND.TV
Google News - almost 6 years
"I can honestly say that I've not been as excited about working with a guy since I first met Bert McCracken from The Used. The stuff we are making is kinda like The Beastie Boys, Rancid, Skrillex and more. It's totally fucking new, when we get this
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Critic' Choice: New CDs
NYTimes - almost 10 years
The Used ''Lies for the Liars'' (Reprise) Of all the big-name emo bands, the Used has always been the weirdest: a ragtag bunch of Utah punks who married retching tantrums to starry-eyed ballads. The lead singer, Bert McCracken, has the menacing charm of a cult leader. But the group hasn't been quite as successful as My Chemical Romance or Fall Out
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ROCK REVIEW; A Heartthrob Who's as Friendly as He Is Feral
NYTimes - over 11 years
The rise of emo has created lots of unlikely new sex symbols over the last few years. Gerard Way, from My Chemical Romance, makes fans scream by stalking the stage in a tight bulletproof vest as black as his hair. And Adam Lazzara, from Taking Back Sunday, has a flamboyant, preening style; it's no insult to call him a first-rate poseur. Even so,
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 12 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times: New or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were available at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means discounted
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Critic's Choice: New CD's
NYTimes - over 12 years
Good Charlotte 'The Chronicles of Life and Death' Good Charlotte invented a formula that seemed obvious only after the fact. You start with a pair of telegenic punk-rock twins, give them a fistful of chords, slow down the tempo enough to accommodate high-school singalongs, then add some through-the-nose vocals. The result was ''The Young and the
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THE NEW SEASON/POP MUSIC; Nelly Gets Conceptual, and Jazz Comes to Columbus Circle
NYTimes - over 12 years
All dates are subject to change. September MADELEINE PEYROUX -- A vocalist who emerged in the mid-90's from singing in the New Orleans streets, Ms. Peyroux could inhabit Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, doing the tragic, pinched-voice thing perfectly. She still can and does -- that little voice remains somehow central to her -- but on ''Careless
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The Summer of Screamo
NYTimes - over 13 years
A year on the road can test the constitution of even a 21-year-old, and three hours before showtime, Bert McCracken, lead singer of the Used, is sick. Not rock-star ''sick,'' either -- McCracken swore off drugs years ago -- but so genuinely ill that the Used's road manager can't even get him to the arena; he has to leave McCracken propped up in the
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ROCK REVIEW; For Sentimental Punkers, Agitation Takes a Back Seat to Romance
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Early in his performance Jonah Matranga looked into the crowd and gave his opinion of the concert. ''It's nice to be at a rock show and not to have a bunch of rock stars around,'' he said. Maybe that sounds like faint praise, but Mr. Matranga meant it as a high compliment. His band, Onelinedrawing, was one of three dozen that came here today for
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ROCK REVIEW; Yes, Her Hair Is Blond, And Oh, Yes, She Sang
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Some fans will stop at nothing to get close to the stars they love. And last week, Kelly Osbourne found herself the victim of a particularly depraved form of celebrity stalking. These extremists weren't content merely to watch Ms. Osbourne on ''The Osbournes,'' where she appears weekly as herself, Ozzy Osbourne's 19-year-old daughter, charming
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A Week When Punk Rules On MTV; A Network Gambit In Hope of Igniting Another New Wave
NYTimes - about 14 years
On Monday afternoon at the MTV studios, the Donnas were strutting through a sharp make-out song called, ''Take It Off.'' About a hundred fans -- all young, mainly white, largely female -- bobbed and clapped as Brett Anderson (who is Donna A.) told a reticent lover to quit dillydallying. ''Stop staring at my D cup,'' she snarled. The song lasted
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 14 years
A picture caption on Wednesday with the Pop Life column, about alternative CD's of 2002 that were favorites of critics, misidentified a member of the Used. He was Bert McCracken, not Quinn Allman. Another picture caption with the article misidentified the band shown with Conor Oberst. It was Bright Eyes, his main band, not Desaparecidos, his side
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bert McCracken
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    In 2013 he announced that he and his wife had relocated from Los Angeles, to Sydney, Australia, where their one daughter, Cleopatra Rose McCracken, was born in 2013.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    In July 2008 McCracken married his Australian fiancée, Alison Schneider, at a private ceremony in Los Angeles.
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  • 2004
    In 2004 McCracken's ex-girlfriend died of a drug overdose while pregnant with his child.
    More Details Hide Details Bert McCracken is a supporter of the Palestinian cause as he stated in a Loudwire interview.
  • 2002
    On June 25, 2002 they released their self-titled debut album.
    More Details Hide Details McCracken appeared on the MTV show The Osbournes while he was dating Kelly Osbourne, to her mother's dismay and disapproval.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Born on February 25, 1982.
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