When Duff was going to tour with his solo album "Beautiful Disease
," he formed this band. The original lineup was Duff on bass, Michael Barragan
and Dez Cadena
on guitars and Taz Bentley
on drums (this lineup is on the photo to the right). Then the merger between Universal
and PolyGram happened and Duff was dropped from the label.
Loaded still went out on the tour, consisting of four shows in March. A live album was recorded on two of the gigs (Los Angeles, March 17 & Hollywood, March 29), which was called "Episode 1999: Live." It was released through Duff's official web site on May 27, 1999 and 20 000 copies were printed.
After that, LOADED began recording a studio album, but nothing seemed to come out of that. On May 13, they started a 14 date long tour that ended on May 31 at the Casbah in San Diego, CA.
In the summer of 2001 a revamped version of Loaded emerged. Duff now the only one left from the '99 version. Dave Dederer of the Presidents now on guitar, Geoff Reading on drums and Martin Feveyear on keyboards and synth. This lineup did some gigs in the Seattle area and a five-date tour of Japan. Their second album, "Dark Days" was released around this time.
When Loaded did a small tour in November, Dederer and Feveyear had been replaced by Jeff Rouse on bass and Mike Squires on guitar. And Duff had apparantely switched over to guitar. Jeff and Mike were still in the band Alien Crime Syndicate (ACS) and didn't last very long in Loaded. They left in the spring of 2002 to commit fully to ACS, and in May that year another new lineup of Loaded did its first gig at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA. They were replaced by George Stuart Dahlquist and Dave Kushner.
In the fall of 2002 Loaded started a break, and the end of that is still nowhere in sight.