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Fat Mike

Michael John Burkett (born January 31, 1967 in Newton, Massachusetts), better known as Fat Mike is an American musician, producer, lead vocalist, and bassist for the punk rock band NOFX, as well as bassist for the punk rock supergroup cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. The moniker "Fat Mike" was given to Mike by friends after he returned from college and it was evident that he had gained a little weight. While attending Beverly Hills High School, Mike began his musical career with the band False Alarm. After the band split up in 1983, he met Eric Melvin and Erik Sandin and formed the original line-up of NOFX. He has also appeared as a guest-vocalist on a number of other bands' tracks including "Peter Brady" on Screeching Weasel's 1993 album, "Anthem for a New Tomorrow." Other appearances include "Beware" by Randy, "Mr. Coffee" and "Lazy" by Lagwagon, and can be heard heckling and requesting "Free Bird" at the end of the Lunachicks song, "Missed It," off their 1996 album, "Pretty Ugly," which he also produced. Mike is the owner and founder of Fat Wreck Chords, one of the biggest independent labels in North America. He was also the founder of the Rock Against Bush tour. The

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NOFX's Fat Mike -- I Detoxed ... But I'm Going Back to Drugs and Booze

NOFX's Fat Mike
I Detoxed But I'm Going Back to Drugs and Booze

NOFX frontman Fat Mike entered -- and quickly exited -- a detox facility this week. Reports surfaced Monday that Mike entered rehab to get sober -- but sources close to him say that's only half… READ MORE >

NOFX's Fat Mike -- I Got Married ... As The Bride! (PHOTOS)

NOFX's Fat Mike
I Got Married ... As The Bride!

There's nothing more beautiful than a bride on her wedding day ... but that might not be the case when the bride is punk legend Fat Mike. The lead singer of NOFX and his now wife, Soma Snakeoil,… READ MORE >

- 203 days ago
NOFX's Fat Mike -- Thanks, Allergies ... My Sex Life Is Over!!

NOFX's Fat Mike
Thanks, Allergies ... My Sex Life Is Over!!

NOFX singer Fat Mike is getting screwed ... out of getting screwed -- he just found out he's allergic to latex, and it's gonna be a big problem for his BDSM loving fiancee.  The punk icon,… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
NOFX -- No Hippies, No Exceptions

NOFX
No Hippies No Exceptions

Fat Mike doesn’t want hippies to use the side door at NOFX concerts … he doesn’t want them to come at all because the punk rockers have a very strict NO HIPPIE policy, as one… READ MORE >

- 345 days ago
NOFX Singer -- Beaten Fan Gets Revenge ... AND IT'S EPIC! (VIDEO)

NOFX Singer
Beaten Fan Gets Revenge And It's Epic!

Revenge is a dish best served cold ... and if you're the dude who got kicked in the head by NOFX lead singer Fat Mike -- it's best served by kicking the crap out of the punk rock legend.A fan… READ MORE >

- 626 days ago
NOFX Singer Fat Mike -- Takes Down Fan ... One Punch, One Kick  (VIDEO)

NOFX Singer Fat Mike
Takes Down Fan One Punch, One Kick

NOFX lead singer Fat Mike blasted a concertgoer in the face TWICE Wednesday in Australia ... but the guy isn't planning to sue -- in fact, the young fan is taking the blame.The famous punk band… READ MORE >

- 630 days ago
NOFX Singer -- Pimpin' Punk Rock Pad!

NOFX Singer -- Pimpin' Punk Rock Pad!

NOFX frontman Fat Mike wants to do his part to put the sin in "Sin City" -- by making his crazy Vegas crib available as a vacation rental for anyone who wants to party like a punk rock star. The… READ MORE >

- 1881 days ago
NOFX Singer Banned Over Pee-Pee Stunt

NOFX Singer
Banned Over Pee-Pee Stunt

Fat Mike from the band NOFX just learned a very important lesson: You can't piss where you play ... and expect to be invited back. TMZ has learned the rocker has officially been banned from Emo's… READ MORE >

- 2315 days ago
NOFX Singer to Fans -- I Peed in Your Tequila

NOFX Singer to Fans:
I Peed in Your Tequila

The lead singer from the band NOFX is under fire for giving out free shots of Patron during a recent show -- shots that appeared to have been watered down ... with the punk rocker's urine. The guy… READ MORE >

- 2316 days ago

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