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.