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John Doe refers to (at least) five different artists:

1. John Doe (born John Nommensen Duchac on February 25, 1954 in Decatur, Illinois) is the founder of the seminal L.A. punk band X, produced and managed by Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek. His musical compositions and performances are varied, including country and folk music. Doe also performs with the country-folk-punk band The Knitters and in 2009 formed John Doe And The Sadies. In the early 1980s Doe performed on two albums by fellow L.A punk band The Flesh Eaters. In addition to performing with members of The Blasters and punk-poet Chris D. on these albums, he also performed with future X band mate D.J. Bonebrake.

He is also a well-known film and television actor, notably playing Jeff Parker in the Roswell television series. Some of the films that he’s appeared in are Road House, Roadside Prophets, Salvador, Great Balls of Fire!, Boogie Nights, The Specials , The Good Girl and Pure Country. He was also in music videos for The Doors LA Woman and The Ramones Something To Believe In with the other members of X.

The album Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet was chosen as one of’s Top 100 Editor’s Picks of 2005.

In 1997, he had a minor role in the film ‘Boogie Nights’.

2. John Doe is / band from Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.


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  • Vaydrin

    Made in Belarus.

    10 Nov 1:15am Reply


    6 Oct 9:13pm Reply
  • bo8225

    Korean John doe?

    1 Jun 3:30pm Reply
  • juepucta

    Go to Noisetrade for a free EP, for a limited time.

    2 May 3:11pm Reply
  • tomjams

    I can't seem to find the rapper John Doe. I play tracks and it comes here

    13 Mar 3:34am Reply
  • Treely

    The Polish metal band has its own page now and all the top tracks on this page are by the American punk legend, so I'm confused why the photo of the Polish band keeps getting voted up.

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • puzzel2703

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Ikresusto

    Live - KEXP:

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Akana_

    memphis rap john doe is ill

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • bboysgirl

    John released a new album titled "Keeper" (Yep Records) this week.

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Optiv

    In the maze of existence , My last fall, On the path of evil, Dark days of humanity, prayers for rain - which john doe is the author of this ? ;s

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • necrokult

    Whichever John Doe have the song MARION are awful. Put The Tool records away lads.

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Martwy_Kogut

    The John Doe's Burial - this is correct name of polish deathcore band for now

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • SomethingNewNow

    kind of funny i manage & promote a Hip Hop artist named John Doe and i tried to add his music on this site and now my account is locked i hope we get this resolved soon... MIX...

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • themodernaged

    The norwegian rock band is actually called Johndoe. Blame Spotify.

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • kamila-

    no fakt. w sierpniu w MOKu nieźle było. ;D

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • PtaQ15

    Kurde kiedy jakiś koncert w Piotrkowie :/ ostatnio w MOK-u było kozacko szkody tylko ze bisu nie było...moglibyście dogadać się z np: Symbolic i zrobić masakrę xD

    20 Jan 2010 Reply
  • aVeVader

    polish John Doe rox [9]

    28 Nov 2009 Reply
  • johnlclark

    Would love to see him solo. Last time he came thru DC solo, I had to go to another show that night. Of course, from my friend's report, Iota was over packed w/ people. We did get to see X last tour; the best was at the end w/ John & Exene solo. I hope The Knitters will tour again: the best of X w/out Billy getting in the way of the harmony. Hope Exene can tour again.

    7 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Aristotlekh

    American John Doe has so many more plays than the other guys that it pisses me off whenever the picture is of the polish band. We really just need two pages for this situation. John Doe and "John Doe The Band" or something.

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
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