Banned Biographies

Banned Biographies is an audio documentary series charting the careers of some of the most notorious bands ever to grace the world’s stages.

Interview with Gizz Butt (Janus Stark, ex-The Prodigy, ex-English Dogs, ex-Steve Ignorant, one time Foo Fighters and many more)

October 29th, 2021

On this special interview episode of the Banned Biographies podcast, Tom chats with Gizz Butt, lead guitarist and singer with the band Janus Stark. Gizz has also played in a number of bands including The Prodigy, English Dogs, Steve Ignorant of Crass’s live band, The Fields of the Nephilim, The Destructors, Sabbat and a whole lot more, including a couple of appearances on stage with Foo Fighters.

Gizz was really generous with his time and we cover a lot of ground and he even plays a few songs live including a version of The Prodigy’s Fuel My Fire which never made the final edit. I also manage to point out something fishy on his Wikipedia which causes a lot of laughter but also opens up the more sensitive side of this life-long punk rocker.

Make sure to visit or or find them on all the social media platforms. And, if you like what you hear of Gizz’s playing (and why wouldn’t you?), you can go to, to gain access to loads of songs, pictures and videos from all his bands right back to his first school band when he was 12!

Once again, my sincerest thanks to Gizz for his time, for being such a brilliant guy to talk to and for all his wise words, which anyone thinking of starting a band, as well as anyone who has been in bands for years, should take on board.

Thanks for listening, stay safe and take care.


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