Thursday, April 30, 2009
Jello Biafra is back in the recording studio. A longtime leader in the punk and alternative rock scenes, who first rose to fame as Dead Kennedys lead singer and songwriter, Biafra - the stage name of Eric Reed Boucher - has become as well known for his political activities as for his music. The two have always gone hand in hand. Within a year of moving to San Francisco and starting the Dead Kennedys in 1978, Biafra ran for mayor, coming in fourth behind Dianne Feinstein.