Dern Rutlidge

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Band members

  • Line-up
    • Craig Westwood (vocals, guitar)
    • Jason PC (bass)
    • Jason Miszewski (guitar)
    • Callan O'Hara (drums)


Melbourne, VIC, 1996

Band information

Taking their name from two characters in a Jack Daniel's TV ad, Dern Rutlidge featured Blood Duster's Jason PC and Miszewski and Westwood from Christbait. Their style drew from a pool of influences that included Kyuss, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Black Sabbath, resulting in a Southern-fried, progressive take on sludge rock.

The band won supports to an long list of international touring acts including the likes of Rollins Band, the Hellacopters, Fear Factory, Morbid Angel, Fu Manchu and Bad Brains. After the EP release, Dern Rutlidge signed to High Beam Records and in 2001 released Johnny No Stars.

Dern Rutlidge completed a tour of Switzerland in September 2001 and in early 2002 featured at the Big Day Out. Craig Westwood left the following June and Dern Rutlidge subsequently folded. In 2006, the band reformed under the name The Young Breeders.



2001 Johnny No Stars High Beam


1999 All So Lonely International Trash
2001 Lines on the Table High Beam
2001 When I'm Rockin' High Beam


1998 High as the Sun on This Midnight Run International Trash


2000 Skyblue (split with Warped) International Trash

Compilation tracks:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
2001 "Lines on the Table" Planet X Extreme Games Vol. 3 Shock
2002 "Loaded" Full Metal Racket 2 ABC/EMI
2002 "Smells Like Teen Pregnancy" Hip New Sounds High Voltage