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22 Jacks

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22 Jacks
Background information
Origin California, United States
Years active 1995 - 2001
2007 - present
Genre(s) Punk rock, pop punk
Label(s) SideOneDummy, BYO
Current Members
Joe Sib
James Anchor
Bill Fraenza
Jose Medeles
Former Members
Steve Soto
Jason Cropper
Scott Shiflett
C.J. Ramone
Kelly LeMieux
Matt Riddle
Dave Nassie
Sandy Hansen

22 Jacks is an American punk rock supergroup consisting of members from Wax, the Breeders, the Adolescents and Royal Crown Revue.


In 1995, Joe Sib (of Wax) began writing songs with longtime friend Steve Soto (of the Adolescents). The two soon thereafter recruited Sandy Hansen (also of the Adolescents), Scott Shiflett (of Face to Face), and Jason Cropper (formerly of Weezer) to form 22 Jacks. In February 1996, 22 Jacks went to the Sandbox studio in Los Angeles to record their first album, Uncle Bob. After the initial recording sessions, Hanson and Shiflett left the band due to prior commitments, and Cropper left to form Chopper One. Subsequently, Sib and Soto recruited Kelly LeMieux, Jose Medeles, and Bill Fraenza.

Joe Sib is thanked in the liner notes of Now Playing, the 1997 debut album by Chopper One.

22 Jacks disbanded in 2001. Sib left to focus on his record label, Soto went on to reform the Adolescents, and Medeles joined the reunited Breeders as a drummer. 22 Jacks reformed to play three shows in California in January 2008. On June 27, 2018, founding member Steve Soto died suddenly in his sleep at the age of 54, just days after finishing a tour with the Adolescents.

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