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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 Singer -- Pimpin' Punk Rock Pad!

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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 >

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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 >

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