Size 14 were a rock band in the late 1990s based out of Hollywood that gained some notoriety with the novelty song "Claire Danes Poster". This song appeared on the Dude, Where's My Car? soundtrack; other Size 14 songs appeared on movies such as Sugar & Spice, 100 Girls, and 100 Women.
They released one self-titled album on Volcano Entertainment in 1997 and influenced later bands such as Nerf Herder and Bowling for Soup.
Size 14 started after Linus of Hollywood answered an ad placed by bassist Robt Ptak in Recycler magazine looking for a lead or rhythm guitarist. Initially Ptak and Linus listened to each other's tracks, and decided to work on the demos Linus brought to the table. They demoed all the material on Ptak's 8-track. Linus then pulled in his roommate Kevin Danczak to play guitar for Size 14. Drummer Dave Armstrong initially moved to Los Angeles to be in Ptak's band Artificial Joy; Armstrong recorded drum tracks for some of this material. (Artificial Joy would later become a full live band when Ptak moved to New York City.) Ptak then asked Armstrong to join Size 14 as their drummer. Linus stated in an interview that the track "Rollin in the 510" was about Kevin's old car. Size 14's sound came from Linus being influenced at the time by bands such as Ridel High, Shufflepuck, That Dog, and Weezer.
Size 14 officially split in early 1998. This was after founding member Ptak left the band to move to New York City, along with the band's record label Volcano Entertainment going out of business.
After The Split:
After leaving Size 14, Robt Ptak started bands Artificial Joy and then The Bastard Kings Of Rock. Much of the material for Artificial Joy was material he had written during his time living in Los Angeles and with Size 14. As of 2012, Ptak is involved in directing and producing TV commercials.
As of December 2013, Drummer Dave Armstrong is involved in comedy and lives in Los Angeles.
Guitarist Kevin Danczak played guitar and bass in Captain Genius from 2002 to 2007; the band released two albums. As of December 2013, he lives in Los Angeles.
Singer Linus of Hollywood has released three solo albums. As of December 2013 he is one half of the band Jarinus, plays guitar and keyboard in Nerf Herder, and runs Crappy Records with Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup. Linus is also involved in producing and songwriting for other bands such as Allstar Weekend, Bowling For Soup, and The Charlatans.
As of 2013 there are no plans for a reunion, and the band have not played live since splitting in 1998 (although members have met up since).
In October 2013, Ptak mastered tracks that were recorded with Ryan Dorn prior to the album being recorded with Mike Clink. This digital-only release titled "Appetite For Self Destruction"includes early versions of album tracks plus three previously unreleased Size 14 tracks: "Mental Patient", "Faster", and "Fudge".