Dirty Dan's Cool Rockin Daddies

Dirty Dan's Cool Rockin Daddies

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

At 60, the infamous Dirty Dan Buck performs his own industrial brand of rock, with all the energy of a man half his age! Dirt (as he's affectionately known) has penned 5 albums, (2) for Epic/CBS, with The BOYZZ from Illinoizz, (1) for Atlantic Records, with Dirt’s Raiders and (2) for Down N Dirty Records, and has performed with truly a Who's Who of Rock, from Aerosmith, to Heart, Meatloaf, and Ted Nugent to name only a few. He has appeared on countless TV and radio shows throughout the world, is


Things are unparalleled in the Midwest. It's the simple things that mean the most there. Hard work and even harder good fun will always rank near the top for the blue-collar population where Dan Buck was raised.

With the wind burnt collar of his leather jacket turned up against the night, his brown hair now giving way to a more distinguished silver tone, his faded blue jeans comfortably fit, Buck's rough-hewn exterior recalls that of the neighborhood rebel, now grown up. When he straps on his battered guitar and hits those first arresting chords, you know this guy is the real deal.

Weaned on the hard-driving industrial-strength rock 'n' roll of Chicago's Fox River Valley, Buck has for three decades traveled the same well-worn regional highways that eventually lifted Bob Seger, John Mellencamp and Ted Nugent into the international spotlight. Critics from all around the Heartland - Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburg, Buffalo, Toronto - point to Buck's riveting stage presence and proven ability to energize an audience and keep them in his sway as prime reasons for the success of his bands. The Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, Variety and Billboard magazines were among the major publications that noticed his talents as a leader.

Buck's emotion-charged vocals and fire-in-brimstone stage style led the rough 'n' tumble Boyzz from Illinoizz to record two albums for CBS-distributed Epic Records, A series of whirlwind tours followed that read like a Who's Who of Rock & Roll, which included Aerosmith, The J. Geils Band, Meatloaf, UFO, Cheap Trik and REO Speedwagon, to name truly, just a few. When that band's five year rein ended, he then formed Dirt's Raiders, which recorded an album for Atlantic Records and 2 other subsequent bands. The Original Sinners and Dan Buck's Small Change, both recording on Down & Dirty Records, a small private label owned by Buck.

Now Buck continues his search for the heart of Saturday night in his songs, championing the spirited lifestyle of youth, and preaching the timeless rock sermon in which he so believes.

Guy Arnston - Co-Founder of the Illinois Entertainer

Buck and his band which features Joe Gagliardo on bass, Scot Kelly on drums and Jimmi Perrino on keys and Tadd King on guitar are ripping up festivals, concerts and clubs throughout the region. Treat yourself to a rock hard experience you soon won't forget!

The following is a growing list of artists Dirty Dan Buck is proud to have shared the stage with: Aerosmith, J. Geils, Rush, Meatloaf, Ted Nugent, Richie Blackmore (of Deep Purple), Leslie West (of Mountain), Kansas, Steve Miller, Manfred Mann, Rory Gallagher, UFO, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson (of David Bowie), James Gang, Guess Who, Joan Baez, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Albert King, Dr. Hook, Dave Mason, John Lee Hooker, Creedence Clearwater, Blues Brothers Horn Section, Robert Palmer, Rick Derringer, Uriah Heep, NRBQ, Nazareth, Iggy Pop, Tower of Power, Karla DiVito, Cactus, Ellen Foley, Enuff Z'Nuff, Quicksilver, Brian Auger, Jon Hiseman's Tempest, Triumph, Joan Jett and Lita Ford (of the Runaways), Status Quo, Pat Travers, Steve Marriott (of Humble Pie), Michael Smith, Lefty Dizz, Detroit, Anne Hills, Judas Priest, The Doobie Brothers, Seether, Eric Burdon & the /Animals, Heart, George Thorogood, John Kaye & Steppenwolf,


Tracks: 1. Too Wild To Tame 2. Hoochie Koochie 3. Wake It Up, Shake It Up 4. Shady LAdy 5. Back To Kansas 6. Destined To Die 7. Lean 'N' Mean 8. Dianne Part II 9. Good Life Shuffle
Tracks: 1. Overdrive 2. Who Do 3. Virgins 4. Good Bye To Jane 5. In His Room 6. Cruisin 7. Tonight 8. Him Or Me 9. For You Girl 10. Mid-West Kids.
Tracks: 1. The Raid 2. Precious 3. Give Me New Love 4. Little Bit Older 5. Bills 6. Walkin Talkin Sexy Thang 7. Give It Up 8. Who Do 2 9. Scream & Shout

Set List

Tuff Stuff
She Came in through the Bathroom Window
Back To Kansas
Shady Lady
Walkin Talkin Sexy Thang
Lil Bit Older
Who Do
Wake It Up Shake It Up
Too Wild To Tame
Shake Rattle n Roll