When we first signed the Donnas, we didn't know what we were getting! They seemed super cool, with fun, Ramones influenced songs of teen rebellion like "Let's Go Mano" and "Get Rid Of That Girl." We didn't know, and they didn't know that their 1998 record for Lookout!, "American Teenage Rock and Roll Machine," would send them into the media mainstream and find them shaking up their movie trailer while Marilyn Manson knocked on the door and Carol Kane complained about the noise! Well, success breeds jealousy, and people were quick to say that the Donnas were a fabrication. Nothing could be further from the truth. The story of the Donnas starts with four families moving to Palo Alto, a city just south of San Francisco. First they were Ragady Anne, ripping it up at the school talent show at age 14, covering songs by Shonen Knife, Syndicate of Sound, The Muffs & L7. Then they were The Electrocutes, a punk rock riot grrl influenced foursome. They would practice in Donna C's garage, and boys from their school would come by to watch and openly insult their band. "It sucked," Donna F remembers. They were always unpopular in school. Then they became the Donnas, with the help of Darrin Raffaelli, who had written some songs which they recorded for his label, Super Teem Records. They put out a full length and three 7"s on Super Teem, all of which are now out of print, highly collectible items. By the time 1999 rolled around, The Donnas were recording their third full length studio album, Get Skintight, an album completely written by the Donnas, except for their Motley Crue cover, Too Fast for Love. Their metal influenced arena rock sound has brought them glory, fame and fortune! MEGA ROCKSTARDOM is next on The Donnas' four point plan for conquering your heart!

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Name
(Birthday)
plays


Torry Castellano
(January 8, 1979)
Drums,
Percussion
&
Backing Vocals

Maya Ford
(January 8, 1979)
Bass,
Vibra Slap
&
Backing Vocals

Brett Anderson
(March 30, 1979)
Vocals
Allison Robertson
(August 26, 1979)
Guitar
&
Backing Vocals


- Gibson Les Paul Standard
- Marshall JCM 2000
- no effect pedals
- Gibson Thunderbird Bass
- Pearl Drums

Masterworks Series
Skintight Pink

24x18 Bass Drum
14x12 Tom
18x18 Floor Tom
14x6 ½ brass Sensitone
B855W boom stand x 2
C855W cymbal stand
S985W snare stand
H885 hi-hat stand
P2002 bass drum pedal
TH98 tom holder
D150 throne

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- Gibson Les Paul Junior Special
- Gibson Les Paul Standard
- Gibson Les Paul Studio
- Gibson Thunderbird Bass
- Pearl Drums

Masterworks Series
Skintight Pink

24x18 Bass Drum
14x12 Tom
18x18 Floor Tom
14x6 ½ brass Sensitone
B855W boom stand x 2
C855W cymbal stand
S985W snare stand
H885 hi-hat stand
P2002 bass drum pedal
TH98 tom holder
D150 throne

?
Gibson
Marshall
Pearl