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Not to be confused with Dan Boeckner's band 'Operators'.

Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Post-grunge, alternative metal, hard rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Atlantic
Members Johnny Strong
Ricki Lixx
Paul Phillips
Wade Carpenter
Dorman Pantfoeder

Operator is an American post-grunge band from Los Angeles, California, United States. The name Operator was used for a solo project created by Johnny Strong, an Actor/Musician/Martial Artist, who has appeared in movies such as Black Hawk Down, The Fast and the Furious, "Get Carter", and "The Glimmer Man".


The first Operator album, 2003's Can You Hear Me Now, was a self-released demo, and is very hard to find. But soon, it attracted the attention of Atlantic Records, which signed Operator in 2007.

Strong soon began recording Operator's Atlantic debut as a solo album playing the lead/rhythm guitar, Bass, Piano, backing and lead vocals. He eventually put together a band to play live; rhythm consisting of guitarist Paul Phillips, Lead guitarist Rikki Lixx, bassist Wade Carpenter, and drummer Dorman Pantfoeder completed the lineup. Thus aggregated, Operator's Atlantic debut, Soulcrusher, was released in the summer of 2007. The album has since sold over 110,000 copies and peaked No. 14 on the heatseekers chart and has produced three singles: Soulcrusher, Nothing to Lose, and Delicate.

According to Harddrive, Operator is on hiatus while vocalist Johnny Strong works on the film, Sinners & Saints. On February 16, 2012, Strong posted a video to his YouTube account explaining what happened with the band, stating "...that he never disbanded Operator, he was the one making the records the entire time," continuing later, "Will there be more 'Operator' records? The answer is yes. Every time I get in that studio, I'm making 'Operator' music."[1] Johnny also indicated in a reply to a comment on the video "...I will be releasing my next record later this year."



  • Can You Hear Me Now (2003)
  • Soulcrusher (2007)
  • The War of Art (2010) (Johnny Strong solo)
  • Close To Extinction (2012) (Johnny Strong solo)


Year Title Chart peak positions Album
Modern rock
Mainstream rock
2007 "Soulcrusher" 29 8 Soulcrusher
2008 "Nothing to Lose" - 23
"Delicate" - -

Song appearances[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Johnny Strong – lead vocals (2003–present)
  • Paul Phillips – rhythm guitar (2003–present)
  • Ricki Lixx – lead guitar (2003–present)
  • Wade Carpenter – bass guitar (2003–present)
  • Dorman Pantfoeder – drums (2003–present)


  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmJCmlThk4w
  2. ^ "Burnout Paradise Soundtrack Announced!" Burnout Paradise. 18 December 2007 <http://www.burnout.ea.com/news/?id=19832>

External links[edit]

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