JJ Peters (frontman & vocals) from Melbourne / Australia
Matthew “Realbad” Rogers (guitar) New York City / USA
Jon Green (bass) from MLB / Australia
Alex Salinger (drums) from NYC / USA
“Every day I never stray from the path that I’ve chosen. Never cared I’m the loose thread, in the tapestry this world has woven. Gravitate towards the ones, who share a like mind. If that ain’t you stay out my lane I’ll stay out yours we’ll be fine.”
Everything about DEEZ NUTS and their front man / founder, JJ Peters, can almost be simplified down to these four lines. It is tucked away towards the back of their third album ‘Bout It’, which is without any doubt the best record in their now infamous career.
And the track, “Live Your Life”, just reiterates the point that the haters seem to miss, but also that makes the true fan love them more with every fist pumping anthem they produce. The point is that DEEZ NUTS are gonna do things their way and they don’t give a fuck if you disagree.
The four piece finally has it’s most stable line up in years - JJ Peters is joined by fellow Australian Jon Green on bass, while Mat “Realbad” Rogers and Alex Salinger (both from New York City) play respectively guitar and drums.
The lineup has been together for the better part of two years after a slew of short and long stays by members from all over the world - all of whom are part of JJ’s crew of international like-minded friends who have been down for the ride at one time or another. The DEEZ NUTS back story is anything but secret for anyone in the know, but it’s a history lesson worth retelling now that they are seven years in.
The music has been pumped out, and the tours have not stopped - hitting all over the world to small clubs and massive sized halls. From Europe to Asia, from the USA back to Australia, DEEZ NUTS have crammed into vans and played hundreds upon hundreds of shows with some of the best hardcore bands of all time.
DN’s record ‘Bout It’ contains the most amount of energy and time DEEZ NUTS has ever put into making a classic record. Featuring Architects, Madball, Suicide Silence, Hatebreed and many more. From party songs like the already released singles “Band Of Brothers” and “Shot After Shot”, to anthems inspired by a life of living your own dreams in “Keep On” and the previously quoted “Live Your Life”!