The Pretty Reckless is an American rock band from New York City. The current members are Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass) and Jamie Perkins (drums).
The band was formed in 2009 and released their first studio album, Light Me Up, on August 31, 2010. The album spawned three moderately successful singles, most notably, "Make Me Wanna Die". The band released the Hit Me Like a Man EP in early 2012. These releases coincided with their second tour. In 2014, the band released their second studio album, Going to Hell that included the singles "Heaven Knows" and "Messed Up World" which topped the US and UK rock charts.
The band embarked on a worldwide tour in 2010 in support of their debut album, the Light Me Up Tour, which concluded in March 2012. They also featured as support for Marilyn Manson, Evanescence and Nickelback.