The band was formed in February 1988 by Georg Dolivo (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Reeve Downes (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Greg Fields (lead guitar, backing vocals). This lineup played the Los Angeles rock scene for a year with contemporaries such as Junkyard and The Four Horsemen. Warner Brothers signed the band in 1989 and they released their self-titled debut album in 1990 with Liam Jason AKA Jackie Enx from Warrior on drums.Their second album, 1992's Get Used To It
, was written and recorded in Memphis with producer Terry Manning. The album contained "Ride With Yourself" which was featured in the hit movie and multi platinum soundtrack Wayne's World
. In 1993, drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) joined the band and appeared on the 1994 album Pain
. The band continued extensive touring, but by 1996 the band went on what turned out to be an extended hiatus.Rhino Bucket reformed in 2001 with Brian "Damage" Forsythe from Kix joining the original lineup of Dolivo,Downes and Enx on lead guitar replacing the departing Fields (aka Fidelman) who had gone on to a successful producing and engineering career. The band worked on a few movie soundtracks including the pot cult film Rolling Kansas
and the title song for the movie The Outdoorsmen - Blood, Sweat & Beers
. Again the band became a fixture on a now quite different L.A. rock scene.In April 2006 Rhino Bucket released And Then It Got Ugly
and then proceeded to tour with like minded friends Broken Teeth
, The Supersuckers and Kix. 2007 saw the release of two new CDs Pain & Suffering
and No Song Left Behind
. The former is an enhanced (5 new tracks) of their 1994 album Pain
, while the latter is a compilation of un-released songs and live performances. In July of the same year Simon Wright reunited with the band at the Rocklahoma festival. Rhino Bucket released The Hardest Town
in May 2009 with Wright behind the kit. The band was also featured on The Wrestler
soundtrack and album during this time. In 2010 the band returned to Europe for the first time in over 15 years with a 45 date tour that travelled to 14 countries.Rhino Bucket released their sixth studio album Who's Got Mine?
in January 2011 to enthusiastic reviews by both press and fans. The band then embarked on two European tours making 71 appearances most notably at the Sweden Rock Festival where they played for over 10,000 fans. A 31 show American tour followed in the Summer and Fall.Having recently completed a 48 city tour of Europe in support of their latest release, a live album entitled "Sunrise on Sunset" (2013), Rhino Bucket is currently playing select dates in America while working on their newest record. A 32 show tour of Europe has been announced commencing in February 2014.