Bert McCracken is a popular American singer and is mainly popular for being the lead singer of the successful American Band, ‘The Used.’ He was a part of the Straight edge community and did several hardcore shows all over the Utah valley area. Bert didn’t come to join the band, instead of one of the band members; Quinn knew Bert from the pre-school, and when there was a requirement for a lead singer in the band, he straightaway called McCracken to join the band. After Bert joined the band, it enjoyed huge success and started getting appreciation from all over the world.
Bert McCracken was born on 25th February 1982 in Provo, Utah. He spent most of his childhood in a Mormon family and grew up with them. If we talk about his siblings, he has a younger brother; Joseph Taylor, and three sisters named; Katie, Rachel, and Melanie. His mother was a schoolteacher, and she forced her to read a lot when he was a child. When Bert was 12 years old, he joined a local band named ‘I’m With Stupid’ and started playing trumpet in it. He started his education at the Timpanogos High School but soon got dropped out at the age of 16.
Bert was the eldest among all his siblings and enjoyed a great life in the beginning, but as he entered into his teenage, there are several conflicts in the views of his parents. He was against their views and beliefs, which is why he left his home and school at the age of 16. Bert remained homeless for some time, but when he got some money, he got an apartment and moved into it with his girlfriend Kate.
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Bert McCracken’s music career started when he joined the ‘Dumb Luck.’ Dumb Luck is a band which is now known as ‘The Used,’ and it was looking for a lead singer in 2001. One of its members, Quinn, knew McCracken, and he asked him to try for the place of the singer. Bert wrote a brand new song, Maybe Memories, on the music given by the band and recorded a new version of the song. The band was impressed and quickly welcomed him as the lead singer of the band.
When Bert was dating Kelly Osbourne, he appeared on the popular MTV show, ‘The Osbournes’, to which her mother was always against. In the year 2004, a tragic incident happened with Bert when his pregnant ex-girlfriend Kate dies because of a drug overdose. Bert was about to record for his second album, ‘In Love and Death’ when this happened. In the year 2008, he got married to Allison in a closed marriage ceremony held in Los Angeles. The coupled got shifted to Sydney, Australia, in 2013. In 2014, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Cleo Rose McCracken, and second girl, Minerva Bloom McCracken 2018.
Bert has been struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction throughout most of his life. He even talked about it in one of his songs, ‘Bulimic.’ But after all the struggle, he overcame his addiction in the year 2012.
The net worth of Bert McCracken is estimated to be around $3 million.