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Dirty Heads

The band was founded in 1996 by Jared “Dirty J” Watson and vocalist/guitarist Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell in Orange County, CA. The two first met at a party during their freshman year of high school. Upon hearing one of Bushnell’s rap demo tapes, Watson became inspired to collaborate with him on a new project. At the time Bushnell was already in a punk rock band, while Watson had no previous music experience.[2] In Bushnell’s garage, the two began writing hip-hop songs with reggae and punk influences. The band’s name stems from their older brothers and family calling them "dirty heads" when they were younger. Although many people believe it comes from a specific event when the two were stealing a pack of beer, this has never been confirmed by the band, and it's more likely just a general family thing

The Dirty Heads are a reggae rock band from Southern California
In 1996, the band was originally founded by Jared Watson and fellow vocalist/guitarist Dustin “Duddy” Bushnell in the Orange County, CA community of Huntington Beach, having a friendship based on music, as well as surfing and skating, living the Southern California lifestyle
They first met at a party in their freshman year of high school
Watson ran across a quick rap tape that Bushnell recorded, and then became inspired to collaborate with him on ideas
Bushnell was already in a punk band, though Watson never sang live, wrote a song, or was ever in a band, he decided to give it a try anyway
Later, percussionist Jon Olazabal, drummer Matt Ochoa and bassist David Foral were added as well, completing the band's sound
They got their name from a time when they were stealing alcohol from a store and someone shouting at them "Come here you little dirty heads"
With all their members gathered, and some solid material, the band started taking their craft seriously
Rob Cavallo (A record producer known for signing popular artists such as Green Day and My Chemical Romance) originally signed the band to Warner Bros., but artistic differences led them to leave the label, though they did manage to take their master recordings, which comprise the bulk of Any Port in a Storm, with them
The Dirty Heads have toured the U.S. multiple times with bands such as 311, Pepper, Kottonmouth Kings, Matisyahu and Sublime with Rome
The Dirty Heads were among the first bands featured on YouTube's Raw Session

 

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