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Halfcocked (also known as Half Cocked, Halfc*cked or Half-Cocked) was an American hard rock band. Influenced by 1970s hard rock and punk rock, along with 1980s glam metal,[1] they started out in Boston in 1997 and signed with independent label Curve of the Earth Records. In 1999 the band placed third in the finals of the WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble,[2] being the first "wild card" act to play in the finals. They signed with DreamWorks imprint Megatronic Records (headed by Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One) and moved to Los Angeles in 2000.[3] After numerous delays,[4] they released one final album—The Last Star—before splitting up.

OriginBoston, Massachusetts, United States
GenresHard rock
Years active1997–2002
LabelsCurve of the Earth, Megatronic/DreamWorks
Associated acts6L6, Plush, Slunt, Powerman 5000, Danzig
Past membersSarah Reitkopp
Tommy O'Neil
Johnny Rock Heatley
Jhen Kobran
Charlee Johnson
Jaime Richter



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Compilation appearancesEdit

  • Girls! Girls! Girls! (1998, Curve of the Earth) (song: "Whole in the World")
  • Benefit for El Chupacabra (1998, Polterchrist) (song: "Ghost Bones")
  • Dracula 2000 soundtrack (2000, Sony) (song: "Sober")
  • Shrek soundtrack (2001, DreamWorks) (song: "Bad Reputation")
  • WWF Tough Enough (2001, DreamWorks) (song: "Drive Away")


  1. ^ Draping Heavy Metal in Sequins, and Proud of It!, Isaac Guzman, New York Daily News, May 2001.
  2. ^ "The Sheila Divine wins the WBCN Rumble", Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, F4, May 29, 1999.
  3. ^ Bye-bye, Half Cocked, Bret Milano, Boston Phoenix, May 26, 2000.
  4. ^ Suburban voices, Sean Richardson, Boston Phoenix, July 26, 2001.

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