Crooked X Overview:
Crooked X's Origins:
Their First EP:
Debut Album:Crooked X returned in January 2009 with their full-length debut. Crooked X included all three titles from Till We Bleed, along with seven new tracks.
Crooked X Lineup:Jesse Cooper – guitar
Forrest French – vocals, guitar
Josh McDowell – bass
Boomer Simpson – drums
Key Crooked X Songs:
“Rock N Roll Dream” (Purchase/Download)
Crooked X Discography:Crooked X (2009)
Crooked X Quotes:
"Our first show was my sister's birthday party … I think it was fifth or sixth grade. After the show, we thought we did awesome, we thought we were the stuff. Then we saw the video and we were like 'Oh, we have a lot of work to do.'"
Jesse Cooper, citing Metallica and Alice in Chains as some of his influences.
"Most of the music I listen to was made before I was born."
Boomer Simpson, on Crooked X's decision to pursue music as a career.
"When we were first starting out, my dad and Jesse's dad told us, 'Alright, if you guys want to get serious, do it now and we'll book you shows and stuff - if not, you can be a garage band and make it like that.' And we all agreed that this is what we want to do, this is how we want to make our living."
Forrest French, on his message to his fellow teens.
"I'm a really strong Christian. If you're being pressured in life and people try to get you to use drugs and stuff, look to God for stuff."
Crooked X Trivia:
- Crooked X taped a documentary special for MTV called Rock N Roll Dream that chronicled their unlikely path to success at such a young age.
- Forrest French and Boomer Simpson played on the same grade-school football team.
- Jesse Cooper claims to have learned the guitar when he was 3.