Bad Chopper was formed by CJ, Mark & John Chadwick in Long Island, NY in June 2000. Originally called the Warm Jets, they recorded and released one single (She Says b/w Diabla) under this name. Brian was added on second guitar soon after. This line-up played the NY area through 2000-2001. In mid-2001 they changed their name to Bad Chopper to avoid confusion with the UK band with the same name. A South American tour was booked for September 2001. John Chadwick could not be present so Mark (originally the drummer) filled in on guitar and John Evicci filled in on drums. In winter 2002 Bad Chopper became a 3-piece with Brian Costanza taking over all guitar duties. In mid-2002 Brian left the band and John Evicci was once again recruited for a short tour of Japan in October 2002 with Mark, once again, taking over guitar duties.