What are "Lürxx" and why do you have a newt as your band logo?

“Lürxx” is inspired by the German word “Lurch” which means “newt”.

For the band, the amphibious newt is a symbol of our connection to sea and land.


As we declare in one of our songs “We’re the sons of the fish, we’re the Lürxx!”

The painted black newts in the band's original logo have now been replaced by a Californian Newt (Taricha torosa), a species endemic to California, which the band considers the musical home of the original Black Lürxx.

The umlaut "ü" and the "xx" are inspired by Nikki Sixx and Mötley Crüe, one of our favourite bands in 1995 when we formed Black Lürxx.

Why do you use so many different names? 

As we moved through the years, we also moved through different personalities which came attached to different names. 

Joe on the other hand has been and remains a rock solid Joe all along!


How long have you guys known each other?

We met at school when we were around 12 or 13 and we started our first band, The Collegemates, when we were 14. Since then we've spent our lives together.

We met Joe in Hollywood in January 1998. That's when The Lürxx really became a band for the first time, a real gang. Previously, we had played with a sit-in drummer.