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The Number 2 position on my countdown is held down by Marq Torien. Marq is the frontman for one of my favorite bands of all time, Bulletboys. He is also quite the guitarist, and was actually the guitarist for RATT before they were signed to a label. He has lent his vocal and/or guitar skills to a few other bands, as well as some solo projects; however, Bulletboys was always his baby and rightly so considering he is the only founding member of the band who never abandoned it.
Bulletboys were lumped in with what people refer to as “glam bands” or “hair metal” (which, if you recall, I can’t stand any of those titles) simply because of the time in which they emerged onto the music scene. I never thought that was fair, seeing as how lyrically they were a little ahead of the times on what was deemed “appropriate” for mainstream music. Musically, they have consistently evolved since their debut album which confirms they are a force to be reckoned with. No band should keep remaking their first big album; on the contrary, they should grasp the experience and use it to move forward. But for some reason many Bulletboys fans never wanted them to progress.
The main reason Marq is on my countdown is his steadfastness. He planted his feet firmly in the ground when he founded his band and has yet to waver. Do I think some of the critics out there have gotten to him from time to time? Absolutely. He’s human just like the rest of us. Although I will say that of all his critics out there, 2 out of 3 are just jumping on the bullshit bandwagon and are really undercover fans. Seriously, I find it amazing how some so-called critics know every song on every album and have seen Bulletboys perform live at least once. Sounds like a fan to me! I’m part of the rest of the fans out there impatiently awaiting the release of Elefanté.
Marq and the rest of Bulletboys have a shows coming up and according to Bandsintown http://www.bandsintown.com/BulletBoys they have been touring for years in the US and overseas.
Follow the band on Twitter https://twitter.com/TheBulletBoys and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/BULLETBOYS/121246147910242 so you don’t miss out on important news. Thank you, Marq Torien, for staying true to yourself and always stay beautiful.