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The Compulsions

The Compulsions
Hometown: New York, NY Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Rob Carlyle,Richard Fortus,
Sami Yaffa, Frank Ferrer.

The Compulsions Bio:

Led by frontman Rob Carlyle on vocals and rhythm guitar, The Compulsions have until recently been a rotating line up of heavyweight rock 'n' roll talent, including members of The Patti Smith Group and Howlin' Wolf/Muddy Waters band. At present, Carlyle has found a steady onstage groove with Guns N' Roses players Frank "Thunderchucker" Ferrer on drums and Richard Fortus on lead guitar, who've both appeared on many Compulsions recordings, as well as New York Dolls/ex-Hanoi Rocks bassist Sami Yaffa.

The highly anticipated full length studio album titled Beat The Devil was released on November 8, 2011 featuring a core line up of Carlyle, Ferrer, Fortus and Yaffa along with many of Rob's favorite local musicians; including very special guest Hubert Sumlin - legendary lead guitar player for aforementioned blues icons Waters and The Wolf.

More News On The Compulsions:


  1. Interview: Rob Carlyle of The Compulsions (featuring Guns N’ Roses/Hanoi Rocks alumni) talks ‘Beat The Devil’ – Metal Riot1/5/2012 7:42 PM | Permalink

    […] On The Compulsions The Compulsions Profiles: Metal Riot   […]

  2. The Compulsions to release Cure, Kiss and Beatles covers, work with Bumblefoot |3/17/2016 5:27 PM | Permalink

    […] worthy version of “Long Tall Sally” or a wiry and glitchy adaptation of “Cocaine” knows The Compulsions have always had an uncanny knack for updating classic and hard rock without losing the gritty […]

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