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One Republic Biography:
The very first incarnation of what developed into OneRepublic formed in 96 right after Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins befriended each other throughout their senior year at Colorado Springs Christian High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Throughout the time of a drive home, as Filkins and Tedder talked about beloved musicians such as Fiona Apple, Peter Gabriel and U2, they made the decision to put together a music band. They recruited a few musical buddies and called their rock act This Beautiful Mess a expression which first achieved cult dominance a year earlier when Sixpence None the Richer launched its award winning sophomore record, This Beautiful Mess. Tedder, Filkins & Co. had a couple of small gigs at Pikes Perk, joined in the fun by friends and family. Senior year finished, and Tedder and Filkins parted ways, each going to different schools.

Reuniting in L.A. in 2003, Tedder and Filkins created their 2nd music band under the moniker Republic. Tedder, by then an proven songwriter and record producer, had persuaded Filkins who was residing in Chicago to move. Nine months later, they were signed to Columbia Records. After a couple of line up modifications, they finally settled with Tedder on vocals, Filkins on guitar and backing vocals, Eddie Fisher on drums, Brent Kutzle on bass and cello, and Drew Brown on lead guitar. They later transformed the music band name to OneRepublic right after their record company pointed out that the name Republic might cause conflict with other bands. They worked in the studio for two and a half years and recorded their very first full length record. Two months just before their record was due to be launched, (with “Sleep” as their debut single), they were dumped by Columbia Records. The music band was beginning to gain popularity on MySpace, becoming the number one unsigned act on the website. The music band caught the interest of a number of labels, such as Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group. The music band quickly signed onto the label, becoming the first rock music band to do so.

OneRepublic’s very first single, Apologize by OneRepublic was launched in its original version from the band’s introduction record Dreaming Out Loud. The track was also prominently showcased as a remix on Timbaland’s 2007 release of Shock Value.The single, showcased on Shock Value, was a significant hit both equally in the Usa and worldwide. The track was the largest radio airplay hit in the history of the Top 40 radio in The united states, with 10,331 plays in one week, right up until its record was shattered by Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love,” which was also co-written by Ryan Tedder. It actually peaked at number-one for eight sequential weeks on the Billboard Pop 100 chart and also got to the top three on the Billboard Hot 100. The track sold 4.3 million online digital downloads in the U.S. and was certified 4x platinum.The track was a massive hit worldwide, reaching number one in sixteen nations, including Nepal, Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Egypt, Turkey, and the Netherlands. It spent thirteen weeks at number one in Canada.

The second single from the record, Stop and Stare, launched in March 2008, hit the top twelve on the Hot 100 chart and got to number 9 on the Pop 100 chart. The track, while not as outstanding as “Apologize”, brought the music band further into the spotlight. Their third single, “Say (All I Need)”, was launched in the United Kingdom and the United States in June 2008. In September 2008, the music band launched their fourth and final single from the record, Mercy. The record was launched in the Usa on November 20, 2007, with worldwide release dates staggered throughout early 2008. Onerepublic lyrics are groundbreaking on Dreaming Out Loud, the album sold 822,458 copies in the US and over two million worldwide as of 2009. It has been certified gold in the U.S. Nevertheless, critical reception to the record ranged from negative to mixed. Allmusic gave the record a modest review, stating the “album sounds derivative” but also “sounds cohesive as well as smoothly pleasant”. Robert Christgau gave the record a negative review, and called it a “dud”. Rolling Stone gave the record two out of 5 stars, but placed the music band in their “Artists to Watch” list, which showcased ten artists that, according to the publication, “…are bringing the future of music, today.”

The music band performed “Say (All I Need)” live on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance in August 2007. In 2008, OneRepublic toured with Maroon 5 and Brandi Carlile. On May 21, 2008, the music band made an appearance on the American Idol finale performing a duet of “Apologize” with finalist David Archuleta. In August 2008, OneRepublic performed “Apologize” as well as “Stop and Stare” at MTV Asia Awards 2008 in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. They received the Best Hook-Up Award for “Apologize”, beating Beyoncé Knowles, Shakira and Rihanna.

On September 24, 2008, the music band stated during a concert at the London Forum in Britain, they were working on new songs for a new record to be launched in the summer of 2009. The music band played one of the newly recorded songs titled, “All the Right Moves”. The music band relocated to Denver, Colorado to complete work on the record. It was incorrectly believed that the name of the record would be Today.The record, titled Waking Up, was launched on November 17, 2009. A deluxe version of the record was launched with four bonus tracks.Three singles have been launched from the record: All the Right Moves, Secrets by OneRepublic, and Marchin On. All The Right Moves peaked at eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100. The record received mixed reviews from critics. It peaked at twenty one on the Billboard 200 chart and has distributed over 200,000 copies in the Usa. “Secrets” was prominently used in the 2010 film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and in promotional material for the TV series Pretty Little Liars. OneRepublic’s music has also been showcased on the TVs series One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.

OneRepublic was showcased on Leona Lewis’s sophomore record Echo on the track “Lost Then Found”. OneRepublic also worked with for the second time with Timbaland on his record, Shock Value II, on the track “Marchin On”.In January 2010, the music band performed a live set for the UK’s The Sun newspaper, which included a cover version of Robbie Williams’ track “Millennium”. On March 31, 2010, OneRepublic performed “All The Right Moves” on the Tonight Show.On June 5, 2010 the music band supported Pink on her Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour at Innsbruck.OneRepublic supported Bon Jovi at The O2 Arena on June 17, 19, and 20th in 2010 The music band also went on to perform at the Today Show in April during the second half of the program. They were again showcased as the guest for the show’s Summer Concert Series on May 28, 2010. On 12 September 2010 they played at the Help for Heroes gig in Twickenham Stadium, London.The music band will be supporting Maroon 5 on their Fall 2010 tour. In addition, the group will be opening for JLS on tour in December 2010/January 2011.

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Kid Rock Biography:

Kid Rock released several studio albums that mostly went unnoticed before his 1998 record Devil Without a Cause, released with Atlantic Records, sold 11 million albums behind the hits, “Bawitdaba”, “Cowboy”, and “Only God Knows Why”. In 2000, he released The History of Rock which was a compilation of remixed and remastered versions of songs from his previous albums as well as the hit single, “American Bad Ass”. In 2001, he released the follow up, Cocky. After a slow start, his country-flavored hit “Picture” with Sheryl Crow resurrected the album and it went gold as a single and pushed the album’s sales to more than 5 million. It was followed by 2003’s self-titled release, which failed to chart a major hit. In 2006 he released Live Trucker, a live album. In 2007 Kid Rock released Rock N Roll Jesus, which produced a hit in “All Summer Long”. It was his first worldwide smash hit, charting #1 in eight countries across Europe and Australia. Rock N Roll Jesus would go on to sell 5 million albums worldwide including being certified triple platinum in the US. He will release “Born Free” on November 16, 2010. He is currently building a house on Lake Charlevoix in Charlevoix, Michigan, set to be finished early next year.He has sold 22 million albums to date in the United States.

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Crazy Town (also known as CxT) is an American rap metal band, formed in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. The band is best known for their 2000-2001 single, “Butterfly”, which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. As a group, they have released two studio albums, The Gift of Game and Darkhorse.

In a 2013 interview with New Metal 4U, Shifty and Epic said that Crazy Town were currently in the studio recording a new album.

On July 22, 2013, Crazy Town created a new Facebook and Twitter pages for the band. Later, on July 31, 2013, they had posted an image in their Facebook page saying “Crazy Town The Brimstone Sluggers”. They released the song titled “Lemonface” on December 17, 2013 as a free download.


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Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican band formed by stepbrothers René Pérez Joglar (born February 23, 1978 in Hato Rey) who calls himself Residente (lead singer, songwriter) and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez (born September 10, 1978 in Santurce), who calls himself Visitante (multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, beat producer) and their half-sister Ileana Cabra Joglar aka PG-13 (backing vocals).

Stepbrothers Pérez and Cabra first got a record deal with White Lion Records after sending the label a demo tape, and after the controversial song “Querido F.B.I.” was released, the group gained notoriety in Puerto Rico. In 2005, Calle 13 released its eponymously titled debut album, which became very popular due to the singles “Se Vale Tó-Tó” and “¡Atrévete-te-te!”. In 2007, the group released its second album, Residente o Visitante, which was also very successful and experimented with a wide variety of genres. The album helped the group gain success throughout Latin America and win three Latin Grammys. The group released its third album, Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo, in 2008, which won Album of the Year at the 2009 Latin Grammy Awards. Calle 13 released its latest album, Entren Los Que Quieran, on November 22, 2010.

Calle 13 is noted for its eclectic musical style, often using unconventional instrumentation in its music, which distances the group from the reggaeton genre. The band is also known for its satirical lyrics as well as social commentary about Latin American issues and culture. The stepbrothers are strong supporters of the Puerto Rican independence movement, a stance that has generated controversy.For their work, the group has won nineteen Latin Grammy Awards. They hold the record for the most Latin Grammy wins. They have also won two Grammy Awards.


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Travis Landon Barker  is an American drummer and the current drummer for pop punk trio Blink-182. He has also been a drummer for several other people including Chris Hayto.

After the passing of his first punk rock band, Feeble, Barker began playing for The Aquabats in 1996 as The Baron Von Tito. He recorded one album with them, The Fury of the Aquabats!, in 1997. His career took off when he joined up with pop punk band, Blink-182 in 1998. Barker became known for his mohawk and his tendency to perform shirtless, revealing a multitude of tattoos. Barker has since established himself as a versatile drummer, producing and making guest appearances in music projects of numerous music genres including hip-hop, punk rock, alternative rock, skate punk, pop and even country. He has gained significant acceptance within the hip-hop community in particular and often collaborates with artists to compose rock-tinged remixes to their songs.

He founded clothing company Famous Stars and Straps in 1999 and LaSalle Records in 2004. Companies such as DC Shoes and Zildjian cymbals have co-designed products in his name.

Barker has produced or worked on albums with the Black Eyed Peas, Pink and Pharrell. He appears on Bun B’s album, Trill (2005) with Skinhead Rob for the bonus track, “Late Night Creepin’”. In 2006 he was a producer on T.I.’s fourth album, King. Also in 2006 he played drums for several songs on Avril Lavigne’s third album, “The Best Damn Thing”. He also dueted with Rihanna on a remix of her hit “Umbrella”, he also appeared in her video. Barker also had a remix with the Rap artist Eminem, on the song 3 A.M.

In late 2005 Barker started a new band, +44 with fellow Blink-182 member Mark Hoppus and in 2006, he and Rob Aston joined Paul Wall in forming a new hip hop group called Expensive Taste.

Barker made a very well received remix of Soulja Boy’s “Crank That”. In a similar fashion to the Soulja Boy remix, he has also remixed Flo Rida’s single “Low” that was later included within the deluxe version of Flo Rida’s debut album. Barker is a playable character in Guitar Hero: World Tour and his remix of “Low” is available as downloadable content. Barker is also featured on The Game’s latest album, L.A.X., drumming on the song “Dope Boys”.

He was the drummer for all of the performers at the MTV Video Music Awards of 2008, including Kid Rock and LL Cool J.

In August 2009, Matt Sorum revealed that Barker will appear on Slash & Friends, Slash’s upcoming solo album.

In June 2009, he played drums in the BET Awards for Jamie Foxx’s performance of “Blame It”.

In November 2009, Barker made a remix with hip-hop artist Drake’s song “Forever”, featuring Eminem, Lil Wayne and Kanye West.


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311 (pronounced three eleven) is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, formed in 1988. Their musical structure incorporates a variety of musical styles including alternative rock, hip hop, ska, reggae, and funk. Since their self-titled album in 1995, all but one of their albums (the exception being Live) have been in the top 15 of the Billboard 200. Six of their songs have been top 5 hits on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.

In 1990, Nick Hexum started his own small record company, called What Have You Records, for the purpose of releasing 311 albums. Their first release, Dammit!, was released that year on consignment in record stores throughout Omaha. After the departure of Jim Watson, the remaining members asked their friend Tim Mahoney to take over.

In 1991, 311 released their second independent release, Unity,(recorded at Rainbow Recording Studios ,Omaha) which was released with far greater numbers. While Dammit! only printed 300 cassettes, Unity had 1000 CDs and 500 cassettes printed and was distributed through consignment and also sold at shows. The band began to headline shows in local clubs, such as The Ranch Bowl and Sokol Auditorium, and became a local success.

1992 was a big year for 311. S. A. Martinez, who had been making various appearances with 311 over the past years as a vocalist, had officially been asked to join the band. The newly formed 311 recorded a six-track demo, called Hydroponic, and moved to Los Angeles. Within their first few months, 311 was signed to Capricorn Records.

311 considers their first show to be held on June 10, 1990, opening for Fugazi in Omaha, NE at the Sokol Auditorium.

Studio albums and EPs
Dammit! (1990)
Unity (1991)
Hydroponic (1992)
Music (1993)
Grassroots (1994)
311 (1995)
Transistor (1997)
Live! (1998)
Omaha Sessions (1998)
Soundsystem (1999)
From Chaos (2001)
Evolver (2003)
Don’t Tread on Me (2005)
Uplifter (2009)


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Korn (often typeset as KoRn or KoЯn) is an American rock band from Bakersfield, California, which formed in 1993. The band’s catalogue consists of nine consecutive debuts in the top ten of the Billboard 200. To date, Korn has sold over 30 million albums worldwide while earning six Grammy nominations—two of which they have won.

Korn formed after the group L.A.P.D. folded, due to singer Richard Morrill’s drug addiction. Musicians Reginald Arvizu, James Shaffer, and David Silveria wanted to continue, and recruited guitarist Brian Welch and started a new band called Creep.


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Book Gym Class Heroes Biography:

Gym Class Heroes is an American Rap Rock band from Geneva, New York. The group formed when Travis “Schleprok” McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley and decided to form a band. After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts, former members of Earl’s Garage, they were signed to Fueled By Ramen and Decaydance Records, Fall Out Boy’s bassist, Pete Wentz’s, own independent record label, on which they released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children. Since that release, the band’s single “Cupid’s Chokehold” reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Clothes Off!!” peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Gym Class Heroes use live instrumentation. They have collaborated with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump on numerous occasions, notably for providing backing vocals on the song “Cupid’s Chokehold.” Stump also produced the majority of their album The Quilt, which was released on September 9, 2008.

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MC Travis McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends at their local high school’s gym class in Geneva, New York. They officially came together in 1997. The original GCH began playing birthday parties, clubs, and festivals which eventually led to larger venues throughout the northeast, including two years on Warped Tour (2003, 2004, 2008). During 2004, guitarist Milo Bonacci parted ways with the band and was replaced with current guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo. In mid 2005, bassist Ryan Geise left the band and was replaced by their friend, bassist Eric Roberts. Gym Class Heroes’ lead singer Travis McCoy won MTV’s Direct Effect MC Battle and as a prize, appeared in Styles P’s video “Daddy Get That Cash”.The group released three more CDs from 1999 to 2004, called “Hed Candy,” “Greasy Kids Stuff,” and “Papercut Chronicles EP”. Their video “Cupids Chokehold” features appearances by Katy Perry and Patrick Stump. They also occasionally tour with New York songwriter Tim William on keyboards.

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