King Lizzard
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King Lizzard

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1997 | INDIE | AFM

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 1997
Solo Rock Experimental




"Hello Music"

We rarely tag a release as unique, so you should be proud. We hear stuff going on here that sounds fresh and isn't common. You
clearly have a vision and you've started to realize it on your recordings. Keep up the good work. - Hello

"Evik James"

"No Way Out" has hectic nu-metal goth feel that harkins back to old eighties metal. -

"Gabor Kleinbloesem"

There are some nice tracks on the albums, such as "Standing in the shadows" (70s Hard Rock a la KISS), "City lights" (great 80s AOR keyboard driven) and "Something wicked this way comes" (uptempo 80s orientated melodic rocker with very good guitarplay). A big dissapointment is the rap song "Living karma 3", horrible song. If KING LIZZARD can make more songs like "City lights" and "Something wicked this way comes", then it would definitely be quite interesting.
- Strutter'zine- Hungary

"Philippe LaFreniere"

Mr. Lizzard's later works are good driving hard rock, but his earlier works, in Living Karma, are most excellent. Defining the duality of man with light, uptempo music and dark, fearsome lyrics.
The lyrics are like the onion, many layers, that you must peel away, and the more layers you take away the more you must shed tears.
- Paris Village Voice

"James Renfroe"

An interesting blend of different musical styles. The vocalist sounds like a cross between Judas Priest and Motley Crue. You add the keyboards in the mix and an occasional rap like lyric and you've got something like Faith No More. - U.K.

"Dr. Eugene Foley"

Keep rockin! It was nice to hear songs that really rocked! - Foley Entertainment


The Sin City Symphony (1998)
The Patient in Room 666 (2003)
…and friends (2006)
The Return of the Patient in Room 666 (2010)
Love Songs in the Key of Death  (2012)
EPICK (Double Album-2015)


नमस्ते (Namaste)

अलविदा (Alavida)




Born and raised in Detroit, MI, in the sixties. became very infused with Motown. Was in Detroit during the 1967 riots.

Born to country music songwriter and performer, Johnny Colmus. Johnny Colmus
had is own television show in Michigan, wrote songs for Loretta Lynn and played for Patsy Cline.

He was raised by his grandparents and spent most of childhood in a wheelchair after a car accident.


Moved to San Diego in 1973. Won a full scholarship for acting along with Annette Bening.


In 1981 he formed the band Legacy which went on to open for Cheap Trick, Chuck Berry, Molly Hatchet and Heart.

In 1986 he became a Nichiren Buddhist, the same sect as Tina Turner.
To this day he believes in and considers himself a Buddhist.

In 1987 he moved to Los Angeles. Mostly worked in the film industry as an extra. Played at the Whiskey-a-Go-Go.


In 1997 he moved to Las Vegas and changed his name to King Lizzard. Reportedly because he would be a King Lounge Lizard in Vegas. Played at all major casinos and the Joint at the Hard Rock hotel and casino.


Married photographer Lana Gunn in 2001. Worked as radio talk show host from 2001-2004. Became an ordained Minister in 2004.

Last live show and The Beach in  Las Vegas in 2004. Continues to write,
record and Produce. Currently works as Financial Manager for the 57th Wing at Nellis AFB, home to the Thunderbirds, Red Flag and the USAF Weapons School.

Interesting Facts

  • King has clinically died three times
  • During one of the deaths he was in a dark place with much pain and sorrow
  • During one of his deaths he experienced total nothingness
  • He follows Nichiren Buddhism and believes in reincarnation
  • As a child he was hit by a car while riding a bike, leaving him in a wheelchair most of his childhood
  • His favorite band growing up was Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Monkees and the Rolling Stones
  • In 5th grade he paid 4 kids to beat the shit out of a kid that had been bullying him
  • His grandmother was a bailiff for the Wayne County Sheriffs (tough granny), his uncle did bodyguard detail for Nixon
  • In his 20s King was out of control, getting drop down drunk, using
    drugs, frequenting brothels and getting into fights a…but he has never
    been arrested
  • His maternal grandfather knew Jimmy Hoffa, in 1967 King met Hoffa
  • He outran a pursuing police motorcycle in San Diego in 1977
  • He lived in Detroit during the 1967 riots and L.A. during the 1992 riots
  • He has been held up at gunpoint twice, and managed to scare them away by acting bat-shit crazy
  • He used to work at Tower Records on the Sunset Strip during it’s golden heyday of the 80s and 90s
  • Has a measured IQ of 142 and is bat-shit crazy