Chuck E. Weiss
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
c. 1952, Denver, Colorado, USA. Cult singer-drummer Weiss may be best known for being either the subject matter or inspiration for other artists songs (both Rickie Lee Jones and Tom Waits have penned past tributes to Weiss). Despite issuing several albums over the years, it was a non-musical endeavour that brought Weiss the most recognition. He helped co-found (along with actor Johnny Depp) what has become one of the most popular nightlife hangouts in all of Los Angeles, California, the Viper Room.
Born in the early 50s, Weiss became interested in music at an early age, owing to his fathers extensive record collection. By the age of 10, Weiss was sneaking into local music clubs to check out national acts that would stop by for one night stands, especially the Ebbetts Field blues club. While most budding teenaged Americans of the 60s turned to the British Invasion for inspiration, Weiss immersed himself in blues...