New York native Jesse Malin has been playing and touring in bands since he was 13, with his first band Heart Attack. He then joined punk rock group D Generation who released three albums before they split in 1999. After they disbanded, Malin went solo, switching genres from punk to alt country. He has collaborated with such luminaries as Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams, the latter producing his debut solo LP â€˜Fine Art of Self Destructionâ€™. Adams also appears on Malinâ€™s latest record â€˜Love It To Lifeâ€™, providing electric guitar and backing vocals on two of the tracks.