The band originated in 2005 from a song titled "The Kids" that Aron Erlichman (Deuce) and Jorel Decker (J-Dog) posted on the band's MySpace profile to positive reviews, leading them to form the group Hollywood Undead with their friends "Shady" Jeff Philips, George Ragan (Johnny 3 Tears), Jordon Terrell (Charlie Scene), Dylan Alvarez (Funny Man), and Matthew St. Claire (Da Kurlzz). In an interview with Shave magazine, J-Dog explained that when forming the band "Whoever was in the room at the time and played an instrument was in the band."
The band only took one year working on their debut album, Swan Songs. The other two years were spent looking for a company that wouldn't try to censor the album. They first signed a record contract with MySpace Records in 2005 but they left the label after the label tried to censor their first album. They then signed a contract with A&M/Octone Records and their first album, Swan Songs was released on September 2, 2008 and reached #22 on the Billboard 200 in its first week of release, selling 21,000 copies; which was later on released in the United Kingdom on May 18, 2009 with two bonus tracks. On June 23, 2009, Hollywood Undead released Swan Songs B-Sides EP through iTunes.
The band released a CD/DVD set entitled Desperate Measures on November 10, 2009. The set includes a CD of previously unreleased six new songs, three of which being cover songs, as well a previously unreleased remix of "Everywhere I Go", and six live recordings of songs from Swan Songs, and a DVD of a full live performance by the bandContent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Undead
love yalls music :) . i studied all yalls songs an know lyrics to all of em. on Dec 7th i watched yalls performances an i spent most my energy watching yall perform an sang every lyric sang. my most favorite song by HU is Pain. please hurry back to bama or tennessee soon . my band aint all bug fans but yalls songs gave me the strength to write music again an now i have a band an were rock, rap, alternative just like yall an if it wasnt for yall i wouldnt be here today. my name is william shelt in charge of the Black Tie Event (BTE) band an i just wanna say thank u guys 4 saving my life an giving me the will to write again
I went and saw you guys play this summer July 13th 2011 and it was amazing I am in love with HU <3 I listen to you guys every day :) I have your cd American Tragedy love it! I know all the lyrics you guys rock see you December 7th with Avenge Sevenfold, Black Veil Brides, and Asking Alexandria.