About The Brian Jonestown Massacre

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre is an American musical project and band led and started by Anton Newcombe. It was formed in San Francisco in 1990.

The group was the subject of the 2004 documentary film called Dig!, and have gained media notoriety for their tumultuous working relationships as well as the erratic behavior of Newcombe. The collective has released 20 albums, five compilation albums, five live albums, 14 EPs, 22 singles as well as two various-artist compilation albums to date.

Name origin

The band name is a portmanteau of deceased Rolling Stones founder and guitarist Brian Jones – a key figure in introducing Eastern influences into Western rock in the late Sixties, and the 1978 incident at cult leader Jim Jones’ self-dubbed ‘Jonestown’ settlement in Guyana where over 900 of his followers died in a mass murder-suicide known as the Jonest…Read more on Wikipedia