Stroke 9 formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989. The band has since recorded five albums and toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe. Fueled by the commercial success of the hit song Little Black Backpack, their third album, Nasty Little Thoughts, went gold in 2000. The single Kick Some Ass from their fourth album Rip It Off was featured in the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The band has also had songs in other movies and TV shows including Ed TV, Scrubs, Malcolm in the Middle, and West Wing. The band will be touring in support of their new studio album "The Last of the International Playboys", which is out now.