Body Count

American band

Body Count are an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California.

Body Count
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Body Count in 2006
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresSpeed metal, crossover thrash, thrash metal
Years active1990—2006; 2009—present
LabelsSumerian, Escapi, Virgin, Sire
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersIce-T
Ernie C
O.T.
Vincent Price
Bendrix
Past membersMooseman
Beatmaster V
D-Roc the Executioner
Griz

The band was formed in 1990 by rapper Ice-T and some of his friends. They released their self-titled debut album, Body Count, on March 31, 1992. The album featured the controversial song "Cop Killer".

Band member Beatmaster V died in died of leukemia in 1996, Mooseman was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2001 and D-Roc the Executioner died in 2004 from lymphoma.

Cop Killer controversyEdit

Their debut album featured the controversial song "Cop Killer" which received negative reactions from political figures like then-President George H.W. Bush, then-Vice President Dan Quayle and Tipper Gore, co-founder of Parents Music Resource Center. Ice-T decided to re-release the album with the song "Cop Killer" on it saying "I didn't want my band to get pigeon-holed as that's the only reason that record sold. It just got outta hand and I was just tired of hearing it. I said, 'fuck it,' I mean they're saying we did it for money, and we didn't. I'd gave the record away, ya know, let's move on, let's get back to real issues, not a record but the cops that are out there killing people."[1]

Band membersEdit

Current
Former
  • Beatmaster V – drums (1990—1996)
  • Mooseman – bass (1990—2001)
  • D-Roc the Executioner – rhythm guitar (1990—2004)
  • Griz – bass (2001)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "A Roc Exclusive: Ice-T speaks out on censorship, Cop Killer, his leaving Warner Bros., and more". The Roc. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2013-1-16. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other websitesEdit