Neurotic Outsiders - Timeline
Updated September 2005

by Hervé Labyre

Duff, Steve, John

1995
March: Steve Jones records a couple of songs with John Taylor, including Feelings Are Good, for John's solo album.

March 10: Las Vegas, The Joint (filmed). Matt Sorum (drums), Duff McKagan (bass), Eric Mesmerize (guitar) and Steve Stevens (guitar), plus additional musicians, play together as "Wayne Neutron". Guests include Seal, Sheryl Crow, Weezer, Bo Diddley and BB King. Steve Jones appears as a guest on Black Leather (guitar and vocals), plus Raw Power and I Wanna Be Your Dog (guitar and backing vocals), the latter two with Iggy Pop on vocals. Billy Idol guests on Shakin' All Over and Rebel Yell.

June: Matt Sorum is approached to help with a benefit show at Johnny Depp's LA club, the Viper Room, in aid of a cancer sufferer. He contacts a number of his celebrity friends, and the Neurotic "Boy" Outsiders are formed, initially for the one show: Steve Jones (guitar and vocals), Duff McKagan (guitar and vocals), John Taylor (bass and vocals) and Matt Sorum (drums).

"I asked John if he'd play bass" said Matt Sorum "because I'd always liked his playing in The Power Station ...Duff's being playing guitar lately, so I asked him if he'd play. Duff knew Steve from mountain biking."

"We rehearsed in the afternoon and did it that night," recalled Duff. "We thought it was cool, everything was good. Good Karma."

Another name used by the band at some early shows was Kings Of Chaos.

June 28: First gig, the Viper Room, Hollywood, CA. Songs played included: No Fun / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Raw Power / Pretty Vacant / New Rose / Janie Jones / Virginia Plain (Roxy Music) / Planet Earth (Duran Duran).

Due to the success of the show, the group decide to continue and become regulars at the Viper Room.

Sept 11: Hollywood, Viper Room

Sept 18: Hollywood, Viper Room, (Mr Moo's Futurama club night), with guest Brian Setzer: Planet Earth / ? / Let Go / Raw Power / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Silly Thing / The Story Of My Life / (Union?) / Pretty Vacant / New Rose / Bodies / ? / Something Else (w/ Brian Setzer on vocals) / Virginia Plain / All My Loving (w/ Brian Setzer) / Janie Jones (w/ Brian Setzer). 2 tracks are available as an audio recording: Planet Earth / Virginia Plain.

Sept 25: Hollywood Viper Room. 4 tracks are available as an audio recording : Janie Jones / Feelings Are Good / Always Wrong / Down Again.

Sept 30: Las Vegas, The Joint (recorded and filmed: full gig + soundcheck): Soundcheck: Nasty Ho / Always Wrong / No Fun (with Slash from Guns n' Roses) . Gig: Planet Earth / Jerk / Silly Thing / Raw Power / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Feelings Are Good / Down Again / Story Of My Life / Revolution / Virginia Plain / Pretty Vacant / Bodies / New Rose / Black Leather (with Slash) / All My Loving / Janie Jones / No Fun (with Slash).

Oct 2: Hollywood, Viper Room

Oct 9: Hollywood, Viper Room

Oct 15: Hollywood, Viper Room

Oct 16: Hollywood Viper Room, with guests Billy Idol and Simon LeBon (full show recorded): Nasty Ho / Jerk / Silly Thing / Raw Power / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Down Again / Feelings Are Good / Always Wrong / Story Of My Life / Revolution / Bodies / Janie Jones / Planet Earth / Careless Memories / New Rose / Stepping Stone / Pretty Vacant / Ready Steady Go / No Fun


Duff, Slash, Billy Idol, Steve

Oct 20: New York, NY, Irving Plaza (full show recorded): Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Jerk / Silly Thing / Raw Power/ I Wanna Be Your Dog / Feelings Are Good / Always Wrong / Down Again / Story Of My Life / Revolution / Janie Jones / Bodies / New Rose / Black Leather (w/ Slash) / Stepping Stone (w/ Slash & Billy Idol)/ Pretty Vacant (w/Slash & Billy Idol) / Ready Steady Go (w/Slash & Billy Idol) / No Fun (w/Slash & Billy Idol).

Oct 21: Philadelphia, PA, The Trocadero (full gig recorded: Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Jerk / Silly Thing / Raw Power / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Feelings Are Good / Down Again / Always Wrong / Story Of My Life / Revolution / Janie Jones / Bodies / New Rose / Stepping Stone / Ready Steady Go / Pretty Vacant / No Fun

Oct 22: Boston, Mama Kin, with guest Billy Idol: Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Jerk / Silly Thing / Raw Power/ I Wanna Be Your Dog / Feelings Are Good / Always Wrong / Down Again / Story Of My Life / Revolution / Janie Jones / Bodies / New Rose / Black Leather / Ready Steady Go (w/ Billy Idol) / Pretty Vacant (w/ Billy Idol). The audience includes Steve Tyler, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton from Aerosmith, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, plus actor and former Blues Brother Dan Akyord.

Oct 29: Hollywood, Viper Room

Dec 22: Costa Mesa, CA, Lava Room

1996
Jan 4: Tucson, AZ

Jan 5: Phoenix, Nile Theater

Jan 6: Ventura, Ventura Theater

Jan 7: Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst (full show recorded): Planet earth / Nasty Ho / Jerk / Silly Thing / Raw Power / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Feelings Are Good / Always Wrong / Stepping Stone / Story Of My Life / Revolution / Six feet under / New Rose / Bodies / Janie Jones / Black Leather / Pretty Vacant / Union / Something Else / No Fun

Jan 9: Orangevale, CA, Boardwalk Cafe (full show recorded) : Planet Earth / Nasty Ho ! / Jerk / Silly Thing / Raw Power / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Feelings Are Good / Always Wrong / Stepping Stone / Story Of My Life / Revolution / Six Feet Under / New Rose / Bodies / Black Leather / Janie Jones / Pretty Vacant / Union / Something Else / No Fun

Jan 10: San Francisco, CA, DNA Lounge

Jan 12: Seattle, The CrocodileSteve with Neurotic Outsiders

Jan 13: Seattle, RKCNDY

Jan 14: Portland, la Luna

Jan 16: San Diego, The 4th and B

Jan 29: Hollywood, Viper Room

Feb 6: Las Vegas, Mazzotti's

Feb 8: Denver, Mercury Cafe

Feb 10: Hollywood, Viper Room

June 25: London, England, Borderline

Sept 5: New York, NY, Webster Hall. Glen Matlock is in the audience.

Sept 6: Boston, MA, Mama Kin (full show recorded) : Planet Earth / Nasty Ho ! / Good News / Always Wrong /Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Revolution / Union / Janie Jones / Jerk / Six Feet Under / Join The Professionals / New Rose / Bodies

Sept 7: Washington, DC, Bayon Theatre

Sept 8: Toronto, Canada, The Warehouse (full show recorded): Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Good News / Always Wrong / Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Raw Power / Revolution / Union / Black Leather / Janie Jones / Jerk / Six Feet Under / Join the Professionals / New Rose / Bodies

Sept 9: Rockline FM radio show. While in Toronto, the band take part in a radio phone-in and perform 3 live tracks in the studio: Good News / Feelings Are Good / Jerk

Sept 10: Neurotic Outsiders album is released on Madonna's label Maverick Records.

Sept 13: Pontiac, MI, Sanctum (not Detroit as sometimes listed) (full show recorded): Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Good News / Always Wrong / Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Raw Power / Revolution / Union / Black Leather / Janie Jones / Jerk / Six Feet Under / Join The Professionals / New Rose / Bodies

Sept 14: Chicago, IL, Double Door

Sept 15: Dallas, TX, Deep Ellum Live

Sept 16: Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom (full show recorded and filmed): Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Good News / Always Wrong / Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Raw Power / Revolution / Union / Join The Professionals / Janie Jones / Jerk / Six Feet Under / New Rose / Bodies (w/ Slash) / Black Leather (w/ Slash) / No Fun (w/ Slash)

Sept 17: John Taylor and Steve Jones appear on LoveLine (KROQ Los Angeles)

Sept 18: Los Angeles, CA, Whisky

Sept 23: Paris, Le Gibus: Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Good News / Always Wrong / Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Raw Power / Revolution / Union / Black Leather / Jerk / Six Feet Under / Join The Professionals / New Rose / Bodies (4 songs from the show were broadcast on the radio) : Always Wrong / Angelina / Jerk / Good News

Sept 24: Munich, Incognito (full gig recorded) : Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Good News / Always Wrong / Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Raw Power / Revolution / Union / Black Leather / Janie Jones / Jerk / Six Feet Under / Join The Professionals / New Rose / Bodies

Sept 26: London, Astoria/LA2, (full show recorded): Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Good News / Always Wrong / Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Raw Power / Revolution / Union / Black Leather / Janie Jones / Jerk / Six Feet Under / Join The Professionals / New Rose / Bodies. Paul Cook is in the audience.

Sept 27: Hamburg, Germany, Logo (full show recorded): Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Good News / Always Wrong / Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Raw Power / Revolution / Black Leather / Jerk / Six Feet Under / Join The Professionals / New Rose / Bodies / No Fun

Steve singsSept 28: Cologne, Luxor, Germany (full gig recorded): Planet Earth / Nasty Ho / Good News / Always Wrong / Angelina / Silly Thing / Better Way / Feelings Are Good / Raw Power / Revolution / Union / Black Leather / Janie Jones / Jerk / Six Feet Under / Join The Professionals / New Rose / Bodies / No Fun

1997
Early in the year, rumours abound that Steve has joined Guns N' Roses, replacing Slash. These prove to be unfounded.

1998
After a lengthy period of inactivity & rumours, in summer '98 Steve Jones' management confirms that band has split. However Steve records again with Matt Sorum & Duff McKagan on a version of Alice Cooper's Elected for the Alice Cooper tribute album, Humanary Stew (Eagle Records), released in early '99. Billy Duffy plays bass.

1999
The Neurotic Outsiders regroup for a series of shows each Monday during April at the Viper Room, Hollywood, L.A.

Apr 5: Viper Room

Apr 12: Viper Room (cancelled)

Apr 19: Viper Room (full show recorded): Nasty Ho / Silly Thing / Always Wrong / Black Leather / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Revolution / Story Of My Life / Feelings Are Good / New Rose / Janie Jones / Six Feet Under / Jerk / Bodies (w/ members of The Cult, Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy) / Wildflower (w/ Astbury and Duffy) / Love Removal Machine (w/ Astbury and Duffy)

Apr 26: Viper Room (full show recorded): Nasty Ho / Silly Thing / Always Wrong / Black Leather / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Story Of My Life / New Rose / Janie Jones / Jerk / Six Feet Under / White Wedding (w/ Spice Girl Mel C) / Pretty Vacant (w/ Mel C) / Anarchy In The UK (w/ Mel C) / Wild Flower (w/ members of The Cult, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy) / Love Removal Machine (w/ Astbury and Duffy) / Bodies (w/ Astbury and Duffy)


©Hervé Labyre / Phil Singleton / www.cookandjones.co.uk 2003/2004/2005
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Hervé Labyre would like to thank Dino Everett, Patrice Guino, Sophie Stas, Scott Murphy, Eliot Wien, John Reed, Colin Mc Leod, Katie Walker, and Phil Singleton.


Please note that the recordings listed are not available from this web site or anyone involved.

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