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Tony Lovato
Birth name Anthony John Lovato
Born June 20, 1980 (1980-06-20) (age 29)
Genres Pop Punk
Occupations Singer, Guitarist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1995-present
Associated acts Mest

Anthony John Lovato (born June 20, 1980) is a singer and guitarist best known for his time fronting the pop-punk band Mest.




Confederate Storm

Lovato started his music career at age 13, playing drums for white power band Confederate Storm, something he later apologized for.[1][2]


Lovato, his brother Steve Lovato, and their cousin Matt Lovato founded Mest in 1995. He wrote the majority of the lyrics for their self-released debut Mo' Money, Mo' 40z. Their major label debut, Wasting Time, came out in 2000 on Maverick Records, followed by their 2001 effort, Destination Unknown. Their self-titled third major label album was released in 2003, and their fourth and final, Photographs was released in 2005. In 2006 Mest announced on their Myspace page that they were disbanding.

In October 2008, Tony staged a reunion tour of Mest, with Steve Lovato taking bass guitar duties, Chris Wilson (formerly of Good Charlotte) taking over on drums, and Ryan Clayton covering lead guitar. None of the other former members of Mest took part in the reunion.

A Permanent Holiday / Kisses For Kings

In 2006 after Tony moved to L.A, he started his new project "A Permanent Holiday". They released a few songs on their Myspace page before they changed their name to 'Kisses For Kings' in April 2008. They have released two new songs on their Myspace page under the new name so far.

Tony has stated on his Twitter account that Kisses for Kings are shooting to release their first EP in March of 2010.


In 2007, Tony Lovato was jailed on suspicion of murder in Los Angeles after police said he confessed to stabbing his then-current girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. He was held on $1 million bail after telling police that he was assaulted earlier in the day by Wayne Hughes, 25, in the underground parking lot of Archstone Apartments in the suburb of Studio City.

On Tuesday March 27, 2007, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office dropped the murder charges, ruling that Lovato had acted in self-defense.[3] He has since broken up with the girlfriend.


Lovato appeared in Good Charlotte's music video Festival Song. He also appeared in their song The Anthem along with his cousin Matt Lovato. Lovato also made an appearance in Escape the Fate's music video Something. He also made a brief appearance in Hollywood Undead's music video "Everywhere I Go".

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