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MICHAEL DES BARRES has been on the rock n' roll scene for more than four decades. A European Marquis, Michael was raised in England and now lives in Los Angeles. His enduring love of delta blues and the rock and soul of the mid-60s beat boom, carries forth from his days as the front man for such seminal 1970s bands as Silverhead and Detective, a band personally signed by Jimmy Page to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song records in 1975.
Michael Des Barres was also the touring singer for the Duran Duran spin-off group, The Power Station, performing at Live Aid with one of the most iconic live acts of the mid-1980s. From 1982 to 1984, Michael was a member of Chequered Past and penned the song “Obsession”, which later became a number one hit in 27 countries for LA new wave group Animotion; the track has been featured in numerous movies throughout the years.
Today, Michael Des Barres sets the bar for a new breed of healthy rock stars, pushing boundaries as multi-media force of nature. In addition to his two weekly syndicated radio shows, Roots & Branches and The Michael Des Barres Show, he has appeared in many feature films and countless hit television shows such as NCIS, Nip/Tuck,The Finder, and MacGyver. Michael has also been featured in music videos for Maroon 5 and Rihanna and co-stars with Robert Carlyle in the recently-released film “California Solo."