Born on September 4, 1956, in Staten Island, New York. Best known as the front man and main songwriter for W.A.S.P.
, as well as being the band's only continuous member. Blackie formed W.A.S.P. in 1982. Prior to that, he led Sister, a band he formed in Los Angeles in 1976 and would feature future W.A.S.P. guitarist Johnny Rod
, as well as, at one point, Nikki Sixx
. He also did a brief stint in London (which had also featured Nikki Sixx at one point) in 1981. In 1975, Blackie replaced Johnny Thunders
in the New York Dolls
for a tour of Florida and then relocated to Los Angeles and joined Arthur Kane
in the Killer Kane Band
When Blackie was young, he was allegedly a member in a gang that also included future KISS guitarist Ace Frehley