Chicago native Pete Cimbalo spent the 1990s crafting himself an area in music – he tried to, at least. He jammed with regional rings like Fleshyhead, Shed Luggage as well as the 70s funk cover clothing, Something For Joey. In 1993, he got his big break. He became a member of The Gin Blossoms to try out bass for the summer months tour and fulfilled his youth idol, KISS guy Gene Simmons. Another calendar year, he founded Diplomat 6. The group continued to play around america for another seven years, and self-released a debut record, Buda de Oriente in 1997. By the brand new millennium, Cimbalo tagged himself Pie Eyed Pete and produced a country-rock audio. Death of the Teenage Idol proclaimed Pie Eyed Pete’s correct introduction in 2001.