Music / Dope

"Let's go back to the start like it used to be / Before you fell apart and you blamed it on me / Back when you were my friend - do you remember back then? / All the plans that we made - can we get back to those days?"

Dope are a nu metal / hard rock band with industrial influences who exploded onto the New York City club scene in the late '90s and have enjoyed a relative degree of popularity ever since. Headed by their enigmatic frontman Edsel Dope, they have toured the globe relentlessly, and, as of the time of this writing, they have five studio albums to their name with a sixth due out this year.

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  • Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll: As far as the sex and rock 'n' roll are concerned, Dope are covered. But interestingly, the band derived their name from the fact that they actually sold drugs to afford their instruments back in the early days.
  • Face of the band: Edsel.
  • Stage name: Edsel Dope's birth name is Brian Charles Ebejer.
  • Band of relatives: Edsel's brother, going by the name Simon Dope, used to be in the band.
  • Lolicon: Former guitarist Tripp Eisen, also of Static-X fame, was charged with sexual assault of underage girls on at least two occasions, in the span of a couple of weeks.