Steve, Righ?

Steve, Righ?
Background information
Birth name Steven Montano
Also known as Steve, Righ?
Dr. Death Defying
Genres Industrial, electronica, punk
Occupation(s) Musician, Surgeon, Proctor, Helicoptor
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Labels The End, Uppity Cracker
Associated acts Mindless Self Indulgence, The Left Rights, My Chemical Romance

Steve Montano, better known by his stage name Steve, Righ?, is the guitarist, backing vocalist in the American electropunk band Mindless Self Indulgence.


Montano began using the name Steve, Righ? after someone approached him at a show and said "You're Steve, righ?". He has co-written a handful of songs with Jimmy Urine, including "Dicks Are for My Friends" and "Seven-Eleven". He wrote "Whipstickagostop" and "Z", the last two songs on the Mindless Self Indulgence album Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy (on both of which he performs the lead vocals), and the bonus track "JX-47" from the album Tight, in which he performs lead vocals and guitar. Under the name Dr. Death Defying, Montano lent vocals to the tracks "Look Alive, Sunshine", "Na Na Na", "Jet-Star and the Kobra Kid/Traffic Report" and "Goodnite, Dr. Death" from the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

Personal life

Montano's wife Lucinda, a makeup artist and beautician from Wolverhampton, gave birth to their daughter Violet Montano in May 2009. He has had two surgeries on his hip, the first one unsuccessful. Rob Kleiner of the band Tub Ring filled in for Montano briefly while he was hospitalized from late 2004 to early 2005 due to a hip injury.

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