Steven Bator grew up in Girard, Ohio. By the time he died in Paris in 1990, he had morphed into Stiv Bators, singer for New York punks The Dead Boys and Lords of the New Church.
Eddie Vedder was such a big Dead Boys fan that he convinced Pearl Jam to record their “Sonic Reducer” for one of their Christmas singles.
So how did Steven/
Time for the documentary treatment. Stiv: No Compromise No Regrets takes a look at his life and death. Here’s a trailer.
If you’re in the Toronto area, there are a couple of screenings coming up in May. Ticket details here.