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There is more than one artist with this name:

1) Pezz (USA) 1989–Present.

2) Pezz (Canada) 1993–1999, now known as Billy Talent.

1) Pezz formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1989, released two 7” ep’s and their first full-length on their own Truant Records between ‘92 and ‘95 and recorded a split album for NYC’s Bittersweet Records in 1996 before signing to BYO Records in 1997. Most recently Pezz released the 2008 Split 12” When Giants Walked The Earth backed with fellow Memphis band While I Breathe, I Hope on Makeshift Music.

After a 5 year hiatus of only playing once or twice a year, Pezz is now currently working on new material for releases and playing live in and around the Memphis area. It is not likely that Pezz will ever tour again, but we’re not ruling out playing the occasional out of town show. Marv is a daddy twice over, and that makes piling in the van hard. Since we all live in the same city now, we saw no reason why we wouldn’t carry Pezz into it’s 17th year and beyond. While most punk bands last only a few years, if even that, Pezz has held together through a myriad of line up changes, gruelling tours and personal struggles. The thing that has held Pezz together is the intense friendship between its core members and its honest approach to music.

They’ve been able to make many lasting friendships through the U.S., Canada and Europe and have been fortunate to tour and play with such great bands as: Leatherface, Wesley Willis, At the Drive In, Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls, SamIam, 7 Seconds, Youth Brigade, All the Answers, The Unit Breed, DBS and too many others to count.

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  • IceDoesntHelp

    vv lol at thinking Billy Talent is the name of a guy in the band.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • KropotkinBeard

    "again, we didn't force them to do anything. we don't care if other bands use our name. we never had any interest whatsoever in these guys. years ago, someone representing the band (the manager or something) demended $5,000 from us and threatened to sue us. turns out they had just tried the same lame extortion act on our label BYO records, who blew them off. we sent them proof of legal claim to the name, the manager or whatever threw a cuss-out fit, then we never heard from them again. they changed their name to "the real pezz" then i guess billy talent." Been listening to Pezz (Memphis) since 1996, never heard about Billy Talent, but he sounds like a real prick to force a group of really great guys to change their name.

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • poisondart7

    the stupidest tags ever

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • benrogers223

    Billy Talent reveal details about their upcoming album and release the official video for Viking Death March http://liveandloudrock.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/billy-talent-reveal-new-album-title-and-release-date/

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • KatieDementie

    i wonder how people scrobble the silence... song, it's not long enough, my scrobbler says :)

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • poisondart7

    all of these songs make me smile, love the whole album :)

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • StrangePooP

    What an amazing evolution!

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Enokii

    Billy Talent with not as good songs but with not as repetitive songwriting

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • WarsellusMalace

    watoosh, best record ever

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • blopaaa

    True! || \/

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • donttrytogoogle

    Pezz > Billy Talent I > Billy Talent II >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Billy Talent III [2] ... so true, so true...

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ceymooney

    again, we didn't force them to do anything. we don't care if other bands use our name. we never had any interest whatsoever in these guys. years ago, someone representing the band (the manager or something) demended $5,000 from us and threatened to sue us. turns out they had just tried the same lame extortion act on our label BYO records, who blew them off. we sent them proof of legal claim to the name, the manager or whatever threw a cuss-out fit, then we never heard from them again. they changed their name to "the real pezz" then i guess billy talent.

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • gerok666

    nice :D

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • mogi9999

    they have made an amazing evolution [3]

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Lock_Out

    puhpuhpuhpuhphupuhpuhphpaup XD

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • NateRivera

    They should really fix this page since it has Billy Talents songs on it that they made when they were known as Pezz. This page is for the american band that forced Pezz(Billy Talent) to change their name to Billy Talent. [2]

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Lock_Out

    Watoosh, u, mofos!!!

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • SashaPrestig

    they have made an amazing evolution [2]

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • fiemarl

    cute. :D

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • kokashkoblin

    Just a Thought FANTASTIC! Should listen!

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
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