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Storm Large

Storm & the Balls live at the Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland, New Zealand, June 2007
Background information
Birth name Susan Storm Large
Born June 25, 1969 (1969-06-25) (age 40)
Southborough, Massachusetts, United States
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Rock, Metal, Jazz, Christian rap
Instruments Singing
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts Storm and the Balls (current), Flower, Dirty Mouth, Storm Inc., Dan the Automator, Broun Fellinis, the Mermen[1]

Storm Large (born Susan Storm Large, June 25, 1969) is a singer best known as a contestant on the CBS reality television show Rock Star: Supernova.



Soon after leaving the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1989, Large moved to San Francisco to pursue music instead of acting. She formed the bands FlowerSF, Storm and her Dirty Mouth, and Storm, Inc. Storm, Inc. featured Shaunna Hall of 4 Non Blondes and P-Funk fame as a rhythm guitarist. Shaunna was featured on The Calm Years LP and toured with the band for a few months after the album's release. Storm sometimes performed as the duo Storm and Michael or Storm and Friends. In 2002, she left San Francisco to attend the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, where she was convinced by friends to sing again.

The Balls

The Balls, also known as Storm and the Balls, were formed in May/June 2002 after Large moved to Portland from San Francisco. The Balls drew what local media call a "cult-like" following in clubs, primarily during Wednesday night shows at Dante's, where they perform "lounge-core, mash-up" renditions of artists ranging from ABBA, Billy Idol, Motörhead and Olivia Newton-John as well as their own compositions. Large worked part-time as a bartender at Dante's when not touring with The Balls.

The Balls' pianist James Beaton was also a touring musician for Everclear from 1998 to 2001. Drummer Brian Parnell was formerly in the band Motherload.


During live shows, Storm has filled in for Jen Folker on vocals alongside Rob Wynia (of Floater) with Drumattica out of Portland.

San Francisco

Before moving to Portland, she performed in the San Francisco Bay Area with her former bands Storm Inc., Storm and Her Dirty Mouth, and FlowerSF.[1] During that time, she tended bar at Rat and Raven in Noe Valley.


Large played Sally Bowles in a Portland Center Stage (PCS) production of the musical Cabaret.[1] PCS is also the site of the premiere of her autobiographical musical Crazy Enough.[2]

She has finished filming RID OF ME (by James Westby), starring Katie O'Grady, John Keyser, Theresa Russell, and Art Alexakis (Everclear). It can be viewed on You Tube.


Rock Star

Large is most widely known for her appearances as a contestant on Rock Star: Supernova. She was eliminated on September 6, 2006 (in the last show before the season finale). After elimination, host Dave Navarro recorded a guitar track for her single Ladylike and she was slated to open for the band Rock Star Supernova on tour in January 2007, though she and fellow contestant Magni Ásgeirsson were dropped from the billing for financial reasons.[3] On October 14, 2006, Ladylike debuted at #5 on Billboard's "Hot Singles Sales" chart.

Other appearances

In addition to being a contestant on Rock Star: Supernova, Large appeared as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 11, 2006. She discussed her childhood (and her unique name) with Ellen and performed Queen's "We Are the Champions" with Paul Mirkovich from the Rock Star: Supernova house band accompanying her on piano.

On September 26, 2006, Large sang The Star-Spangled Banner on the second season finale of ESPN reality television show The Contender. She performed the national anthem again on November 4, 2006 at the Portland Trail Blazers' opening home game of their 2006-2007 NBA season. The broadcast appeared on Fox Sports Northwest, the Seattle and Portland affiliate of Fox Sports Net.

Storm appeared in a street interview in an early Real sex program HBO


Studio albums

Album Name Release Storm's Alias
Big Daddy Large 1995 FlowerSF
Storm and Her Dirty Mouth 1998 Storm and Her Dirty Mouth
The Calm Years 2000 Storm Inc.
Hanging With The Balls 2003 The Balls
Vasectomy 2005 The Balls
Ladylike Side One June 5, 2007 Storm Large
Crazy Enough 2009 Storm Large


Single Name Note Release Date
Ladylike Storm and The Balls 2006
Ladylike Featuring Dave Navarro 2006

Other album appearances

  • "Little Drummer Boy" (as FlowerSF) on Christmas Time in San Francisco by Various Artists 1995
  • "Ego" (as FlowerSF) on She's a Rebel by Various Artists 1997
  • "About You," "Let Go" on Infinite Syndrome by Bugs 1997
  • "I'm not alright", "Lust", "Superman", "Ima Yora", "Geraldine", "Crazy Love" on Storm & her dirty mouth by Storm & her dirty mouth 1998
  • "You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore (Ruff Mix)" on You Are Here by Insecto 1999
  • "Rape Me" (as Storm Inc.) on Nearvana: San Francisco by Various Artists 2002
  • "Down," "Lovetractors 4 Sale" on Planet of the Fish by Alien Lovestock 2004
  • "Valentine's Day," "Closer Closer," "Ruin Everything" on Sessions at East by Auditory Sculpture 2006
  • "Asylum Road" on Dearly Departed by Various Artists 2008

Personal life

Large was born and raised in rural Southborough, Massachusetts. Since around age five, Large has been singing and writing songs. She graduated in 1987 from St. Mark's School, a prestigious private school whose alumni include Ben Bradlee, Prince Hashim of Jordan, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt III. Her father Henry is a history and religion teacher there, as well as the football team coach.

After high school, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.[1], where she earned an associates degree in 1989.

Large has lived in Portland since 2002.[1] She is openly bisexual,[4] though she dislikes the term and instead calls herself "sexually omnivorous," and has spoken about her early sexual activity and drug use. "I started having sex before the eighth grade, and I was addicted to heroin by the age of 21".[4]

She currently is in a long-term relationship with David Loprinzi, II (AKA Davey Nipples) of the bands Everclear (c.1998-c.2001) and Sweaty Nipples (c.1987-199?). He is also the bassist of The Balls.


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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Storm Large (born Susan Storm Large, June 25, 1969) is a singer best known as a contestant on the CBS reality television show Rock Star: Supernova. Although she was eliminated on September 6, 2006 (in the last show before the season finale), Rock Star: Supernova host Dave Navarro recorded a guitar track on her single Ladylike.

Unsourced Quotes

Tommy: I just wanna see more of you!
Storm: Tommy?
Tommy: Yes?
Storm: 6 Letters. Google.

'Just What I Needed' RS:SN Performance July 18, 2006

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