Peppermint Creeps Drummer Traci Michaelz Passes Away


June 13, 2008

Peppermint Creeps drummer Traci Michaelz passed away today while on tour in Texas. Details of his death are unknown at this time. Traci had also played with bands such as Heart Throb Mob, Candy Apple Queenz, Glamvestite Vampirez, Christian Death, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Total Chaos.

Peppermint Creeps Drummer Traci Michaelz Passes Away

Peppermint Creeps biography from

In a world of one-hit-wonders, The Peppermint Creeps stand the test of time. Where most bands only last as long as they feel relevant, The Peppermint Creeps march on as the “hardest promoting band on the planet” doing it for the fans before anything else. They spread their message regardless of what critics and skeptics think.

Since 1997, The Peppermint Creeps have been infiltrating clubs everywhere. Combining their capacity filled Hollywood shows, Traci Michaelz’s “Club Paranormal” and “Glamageddon”, 4 American tours and 1 Europe tour. The Peppermint Creeps have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with. With the support of such industry giants such as Randy Castillo (The Motels, Lita Ford, Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Beggars and Theives, Vince Neil and John Waite) and Slash (Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash’s Snakepit) just to name a few, The Peppermint Creeps have been a staple in the L.A. music scene. The band members, have all been playing live since their late teens and continue to do so today.

The Peppermint Creeps have recorded 4 albums. Their first entitled “”, was produced by Phil Soussan and Randy Castillo and features the keyboard stylings of ex-Guns ‘n’ Roses member Teddy “Zig-Zag” Andreadas. Their second, but first full length album, was entitled “Animatron X”. The third entitled “We R The Weirdoz ! ! !” is a concept album about the rise of a rock band. The latest release “Cover Up” is a tribute album and has been signed to Cleopatra Records. All three were recorded independently by Macy Malone (Alkaloid Junkie), the bands singer/guitarist and co-produced by Traci Michaelz. Sales of all soar as the months go on. The band can barely keep up with orders.

Will The Peppermint Creeps last? Do they care? As long as there are kids who want them around, they will be. If the kids are the future, then the future is The Peppermint Creeps!

You can view some Peppermint Creeps videos below.

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