Bert McCracken was born on 25th February, 1982 in Orem, Utah, USA is known professionally as Bert McCracken, is the lead singer of the American rock band The Used.
Biography and Career
Bert McCracken was raised in a Mormon family, living as a member of the straight edge community until age 15. He has three sisters (Katie, Melanie, Rachel) and one younger brother (Joseph Taylor).
He attended Timpanogos High School for a brief time, before dropping out at 16. Before joining The Used, he played the trumpet in a local band called I'm With Stupid, starting at age 12.
The eldest son of the household, Bert enjoyed a happy home life as a child, but as he grew into a teenager his and his parents' views conflicted. He rebelled against his parents and against their Mormo
n religion by going to other churches.
As a teenager Bert was against drugs and he edited a straight-edge magazine, "Drugs Suck ," until engaging in a physical bout with fellow straight edgers, thus driving the drifting 15-year-old in a different direction, encouraging him to experiment with drugs He was kicked out of the house at the age of 16.
For some time he was homeless until he found enough money for an apartment, moving in with girlfriend Kate. Bert credits his childhood best friend John Schueler with keeping him sane during this tough time. In January 2001, when the band called Dumb Luck (which later became The Used, then consisting of Quinn, Jeph and Branden) were looking for a singer, Quinn remembered Bert and he was invited to try out.
After being given music that the band had written without words, Bert wrote the lyrics to what would become "Maybe Memories" and returned the next day with a newly recorded version of the song. The band welcomed him immediately, and renamed themselves "Used".
They were eventually discovered by John Feldmann and signed to Reprise Records; they became "The Used" when it was discovered that a Boston band had already trademarked the name "Used". On June 25, 2002 they released their self-titled debut album.
Birth Name : Robert Edward McCracken
Height : 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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