Fighting Jacks is a melodic rock band from San Jose, CA. The band formed in the fall of 2000 after their former bands broke up that past summer. The original lineup was Casey Linstrum (Vocals, Guitar), Cory Linstrum (Bass, Vocals), Michael Hoppe (Drums), and Mike Wright (Guitar, Vocals). This lineup created the base of the Fighting Jacks sound, taking the influences of their former bands, creating a sound that was both aggressive and indie, while also staying catchy and easily accessible. The band has released The Inside Trade Agreement EP and The Split EP with bands Sloe and Keeping Ellis in 2001. They were signed by Tooth And Nail Records and released their only LP The Dying Art Of Life in 2003. The band released a S/T EP in 2005 and went on hiatus from 2007-2010. Currently (2010) the band is putting the finishing touches on a new full-length LP and is preparing for their first shows together since the end of 2006.