12 Stones is an American Christian rock and post-grunge band, formed in 2000 in Mandeville, Louisiana. The band consists of Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver and Sean Dunaway; the band members met in Mandeville, Louisiana, a small suburb north of New Orleans, within 15 months were signed to a record deal with Wind-up Records. Lead vocalist Paul McCoy was featured in the Evanescence single "Bring Me to Life", released in 2003, which went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2004. Songs from the band have appeared in various films and TV shows. "My Life", from their self-titled album, was featured on the soundtrack of the 2002 film The Scorpion King. "Broken" served as the official theme song for WWE's WWE Judgment Day pay-per-view in May 2002. "Home" was the song used for the WWE Desire video for Kurt Angle. "Shadows", from Potter's Field, was used in a trailer for the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. "Photograph" appeared on the soundtrack of the 2005 film Elektra. The band recorded the song "Let Go" for the Daredevil movie soundtrack.
Songs "Running out of Pain" and "Back Up" were used on Cheating Death, Stealing Life – The Eddie Guerrero Story. In November 2009, the band recorded their fourth studio album, with producer David Bendeth. "We Are One", the first single from the new album, was released on April 6. The song Premiered on noisecreep on March 29, 2010."We Are One" was used by WWE as the theme song for the renegade faction formed by the NXT first season graduates known as The Nexus. The song was used as the opening to each ACC Network telecast of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament; the Washington Capitals hockey team used the song in the 2010–11 NHL season video played at the start of their home games in the Verizon Center. On August 24, 2010, the band announced that they were leaving Wind-Up after nine years, stating "We felt it was time for a change. We have a vision for this band that we feel is best pursued elsewhere." 12 Stones signed a record deal with Executive Music Group. The band released their new album Beneath the Scars on May 22, 2012 to digital retailers, however it wasn't released to stores until May 29, 2012.
Their fifth studio album, Picture Perfect, was released on July 14, 2017. The title track was premiered on Loudwire on June 14, 2017. Timeline 12 Stones Potter's Field Anthem for the Underdog Beneath the Scars Picture Perfect
Ryan Stahr Kulchinsky is an American rock singer-songwriter from Long Island, New York signed on Island Records. His first major label record 11:59, released via Atlantic in 2010, reached No. 31 on Billboard 200 and No. 10 on Billboard Rock albums chart. Star became known to a wider audience as contestant on the CBS reality TV show Rock Star: Supernova in 2006, his songs have featured on promotion. His song Brand New Day, featured as the main theme to Fox TV series Lie to Me, earned him a BMI TV Music Award in May 2009, his first single for Island Records, "Stay Awhile" reached No. 28 on Billboard Adult Pop Songs, its music video has logged over 1 million views on YouTube to date."Stay Awhile" was released on iTunes August 14, 2012. Star was born in Huntington, New York on Long Island, grew up in nearby Dix Hills, he was 14 years old. They released four EPs - "Black" in 1997, "Blue" in 1999, "White" in 2000 and "The Final" in 2004, in 1995 studio album "Historical Underdosing" and a self-titled album on Maverick Records in 2003.
While still in high school, the band played the Mercury Lounge. When the band parted ways, Star became the solo artist R. Star and released his independently produced debut solo album Songs from the Eye of an Elephant on Stone Crow Records in 2005, some songs of Stage was re-recorded for the album. Star was a contestant on the second season of CBS' reality show Rock Star where Tommy Lee's band Supernova was looking for a lead singer to front the supergroup. On the show, Ryan showed his diverse style from melodic and moving piano to rocking, was nicknamed Ryan "The Darkhorse" Star by show commentator Dave Navarro, he was eliminated, days Mark Burnett, the show's producer, set up Ryan and the show's House Band to record a live album, to help Ryan jump start his career. He returned to the show on week 11 with the help of his fans through SMS voting, to perform an encore performance of "Back of Your Car", was awarded a Honda CR-V. Ryan Star appeared on the Rachael Ray show and performed "Breathe" and "Start a Fire".
Ryan Star appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and performed "Stay Awhile" Ryan Star and band performed "Stay Awhile" on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Atlantic Records released Last Train Home EP on June 16, 2009, of four songs to appear on Star's album. The music video for "Breathe", premiered on CNN.com October 21, 2009, highlighted 18 unemployed people in various occupations and the website Ryan Star established breathe4jobs.com to allow potential employers to contact those appearing in the video. VH-1 interviewed Ryan Star on its VH-1 Top 20 show where he spoke of the positive effects of the video for his song "Breathe." One of the people in the video found a job because of the video. Star's first major label studio album, titled 11:59, was released on August 3, 2010 with a sold-out performance that night at New York City's famed Irving Plaza; the album debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart, at No. 31 on Billboard.com. Ryan Star released a free EP to his fans in January 2012, titled The America EP via Twitter and Facebook.
The songs "Orphans" and "Somebody's Son" were meant to be released on 11:59. The EP is dedicated to Star's grandfather who fought in World War II; as Atlantic showed no interest to support his new song, Ryan Star recorded and self-released a music video for "Stay Awhile" in February 2012, getting attention from MTV Buzzworthy as a breakthrough hit. The video has reached over 1 million views on YouTube as of August 2012; the song charted on Hot AC and Adult Pop Songs charts based on radioplay. On August 6, 2012, Star and his management announced via Twitter that he had signed on with a new record label Island Records. Ryan Star said that he made his decision after consulting with Jon Bon Jovi, whose band has been on Island for 30 years; the label's reaction to his song meant a lot to him as well. His single "Stay Awhile" was released via Island Records August 14, 2012. Ryan and his band made their late night television debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the same day. Star will release a 5-song EP Animals, recorded with his touring band in Rhinebeck, New York, on August 5, 2013.
The single from the EP, "Impossible" is streaming at Billboard.com. Ryan has been on the road in support of "Stay Awhile". Opening for Andy Grammer, Ryan has toured with Parlotones, Bon Jovi, The Script, Rob Thomas, Collective Soul, O. A. R. and David Cook. Star opened for Bon Jovi on three dates of their Bon Jovi Live tour in March 2011, for the Goo Goo Dolls during the October–November 2011 stretch of their Something for the Rest of Us Tour. "Last Train Home" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie P. S. I Love You "This Could Be The Year" was featured on the WWE Survivor Series "Losing Your Memory" was featured on the episode 2x13 "Daddy Issues" of the Vampire Diaries "Brand New Day" was the theme song for the TV series Lie to Me Besides his own music, Ryan Star has songwriting credits on other artists' releases, such as: We are Unbreakable - Hedley My Oh My - Tristan Prettyman Screaming - James Durbin Don't Stop - Electric Touch Right Here With You - David Cook A Perfect World - Takida These songs have been released on albums that were not a studio album released by Star.
On December 3, 2010, Ryan Star performed for the 101.9 FM Miracle on State Street in Chicago Illinois, along with Ingrid Michaelson, Maroon 5. Of
Toadies is an American rock band formed in 1989 in Fort Worth, best known for the song "Possum Kingdom". The band's classic lineup consisted of Vaden Todd Lewis, Lisa Umbarger, Darrel Herbert, Mark Reznicek, it disbanded in 2001 after Umbarger left the group. The band reformed and released an album, No Deliverance in 2008. In 2010, they re-released the album Feeler with Kirtland Records; the band's most recent album, The Lower Side of Uptown, was released in September 2017. Toadies began in 1989 in Texas, it recorded a few cassette self-releases and an E. P. titled Pleather before signing to Interscope Records. Its first full-length album Rubberneck was released in the summer of 1994. Featuring a sound described as "distinctly grunge" and "distinctly Texan", Rubberneck included six singles, "Possum Kingdom", "Mister Love", "Away", "Tyler", "Backslider" and "I Come From the Water". "Backslider" can be heard in the film Black Sheep. "Possum Kingdom" would become a playable track in the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero II.
Toadies toured extensively throughout the 1990s supporting Rubberneck, opening for artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Zombie and The Butthole Surfers. The band headlined and co-headlined tours with acts such as Supersuckers, The Reverend Horton Heat. Toadies was a regular act at the festivals Edgefest in Dallas, Buzzfest in Houston during these years; the band entered the studio in 1997 to record new tracks for Feeler. Interscope Records did not approve the finished product, rejected its 1998 release. In 2000, they went back to the studio, salvaged some of the songs from the Feeler sessions, released their second full-length album Hell Below/Stars Above in the spring of 2001. Portland-based musician Elliott Smith performed piano backup for the title track. Hell Below/Stars Above was not promoted by Interscope, saw poor sales; the band toured in the spring and summer of 2001 in support of the new album, until bassist Lisa Umbarger unexpectedly resigned from the band in July 2001. Umbarger told the Dallas Observer that she resigned after realizing that Interscope Records was not going to promote the band.
Vaden Todd Lewis decided to break up the band rather than continue without her, a decision which "stunned" Umbarger. The band played a few farewell shows that summer, with Mark Hughes filling in for Umbarger, before parting ways. Shortly after the break-up, a live album, Best of Toadies: Live from Paradise, was released, it was recorded earlier in 2001 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. The album was released through Interscope Records, but Kirtland Records picked up the band's back catalogue. Toadies reformed for a reunion show on March 11, 2006, headlining the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day parade concert. In March 2007, they embarked on a mini-tour, playing dates in Austin and Dallas; the final show of the mini-tour was released as the live album Rock Show. The band released No Deliverance, on August 19, 2008, via Kirtland Records; the lead single. Toadies performed at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2008, Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival on May 16, 2009 and May 18, 2013, Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 4, 2009.
In addition, on August 31, 2008, the Toadies headlined the inaugural Dia De Los Toadies, an annual Texas music festival organized by and featuring the band. In June 2010 it was announced that Feeler, the follow-up album to Rubberneck, shelved by Interscope, would be seeing a release. Vaden Todd Lewis was quoted as saying: "Since there are unfinished versions floating around on the Internet, it is important to us that people hear it as we meant it to be." The band was unable to obtain the original 1997 Feeler masters from Interscope, re-recorded the album in 2010. The album was released on July 20, 2010; the band Play. Rock. Music, was released July 2012 on Kirtland Records. A promotional video for the track, "Summer of the Strange," can be viewed on Clark Vogeler's YouTube Channel. On January 7, 2014, the Toadies announced via its Facebook page that its Rubberneck album would be reissued by Kirtland Records with five previously-unreleased bonus tracks; the announcement revealed plans for a nationwide Rubberneck 20-year anniversary tour, featuring the Toadies playing the entire Rubberneck album "front to back", with supporting acts Supersuckers and Battleme.
The tour ended in September 2014 with a final Rubberneck start to finish performance, followed by performances of the band's more recent songs, at the seventh annual Dia De Los Toadies festival in Fort Worth. In January 2015, Everclear announced its fourth annual multi-city Summerland Tour via Twitter; the 2015 Summerland Tour featured Everclear and Toadies, as well as alt-rock bands American Hi-Fi and Fuel. In June 2015, Toadies announced that its eighth album, would be released September 18; the album "re-imagines and reinterprets" several Toadies songs such as "Possum Kingdom" and "Backslider," and featured two new songs and a cover of Blondie's 1979 single "Heart of Glass". The Toadies launched a new tour to promote Heretics in the fall of 2015, with the tour starting at the eighth annual Dia De Los Toadies music festival in September 2015; the Toadies released its ninth album, The Lower Side Of Uptown on September 8, 2017 via Kirtland Records. On September 6, 2017, band members kicked off their fall tour with Local H in Texas.
Rubberneck Hell Below/Stars Above No Deliverance Feeler Play. Rock. Music Heretics The Lower Side of Uptown
Bayside is an American punk band from the Bayside, Queens neighborhood of New York City, formed in 2000 consisting of lead vocalist/guitarist Anthony Raneri, lead guitarist Jack O'Shea, bassist Nick Ghanbarian, drummer Chris Guglielmo. Since their formation, the group has released eight full-length albums, with their debut and Condolences, in 2004, the release of 2005's follow-up, launching the band into mainstream success; the band released five more albums: The Walking Wounded, Killing Time, Cult, which peaked at #24 on the US Billboard charts, Acoustic: Volume 2 The group's latest full-length album, was released on August 19, 2016, with positive reviews. Bayside was formed by Mike Kozak in October 2000 in Queens, New York City; the band got its name when on their way to a New Found Glory show on Long Island, with the intention of giving New Found Glory a demo CD, they were trying to think of a name to write on the CD. They passed the Bayside train station, decided to write "Bayside" on the CD as a name for New Found Glory, but the name became permanent.
The group self-released a 5-song demo and signed to Dying Wish Records to issue their first release, Long Stories Short EP in 2001. In 2003 the band released a split EP with Name Taken, entitled Bayside/Name Taken, with Dying Wish Records. In 2003, Bayside signed to Victory Records, where the band resided for the next six years. Bayside's debut full-length album and Condolences, was released on January 27, 2004, through Victory Records; the band's self-titled follow-up album, was released on August 23, 2005, by Victory Records. While touring in support of the album, the band was involved in a van accident on October 31, 2005, at 3 AM in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After leaving their Boulder, Colorado show, their vehicle hit a patch of ice, skid off the road, flipped over. Drummer John "Beatz" Holohan, age 31, was killed, bassist Nick Ghanbarian was injured when he was ejected through one of the van's windows. Ghanbarian broke his L-4 which required surgery, while bandmates Anthony Raneri and Jack O'Shea escaped with minor injuries.
Bayside released Acoustic, a collection of acoustic versions of their songs which featured the song "Winter", a tribute to Holohan. The band Punchline dedicated their album 37 Everywhere to the memory of Holohan; the first song on the record, "Flashlight," features backing vocals from Raneri, the song "They Are Strong Hands" is a reference to Bayside's song "They Look Like Strong Hands" from their self-titled album. "They Are Strongs Hands" makes a lyrical shout out to Holohan saying "Ain't no body gonna bring me down,'cause my boy John Beatz got my back." Several other bands wrote songs dedicated to his memory, including Aiden, I Am the Avalanche and The Sleeping. The band released The Walking Wounded on February 6, 2007, was re-released as The Walking Wounded: Gold Edition on July 22, 2007, with the newer edition containing bonus live acoustic tracks as well as a bonus DVD, which includes live acoustic recordings, music videos, documentaries; the drums and percussion on the album were performed by Chris Guglielmo, who joined the band as their new drummer after the death of John Holohan.
A remix of the song "Duality" was featured in the soundtrack to Resident Evil: Extinction. On September 30, 2008 the band released its fourth full-length album, a live album, Live at the Bayside Social Club; the album had been leaked onto various file-sharing sites earlier in the month on September 5, 2008. A week before the official release on September 22, 2008, the album was put up to stream on the band's official MySpace page. On October 4, 2008, the music video for the song "No One Understands" was posted for viewing on the band's official MySpace page. On May 2, 2009, the band performed at Bamboozle Festival at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, the band's third stint at the festival. During this time, Bayside finished their contract obligations with Victory Records, released a cover of "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston for the Fearless Records' cover compilation album Punk Goes Pop 2; the following summer the band finished its fourth stint on the Vans Warped Tour, much of 2010 the band worked on its fifth album with plans on releasing it in early 2011, which he magazine Alternative Press named one of the most anticipated albums of 2010 in its annual feature.
On March 10, 2010, the Alternative Press website released news that Bayside has signed to the record label Wind-up Records, projecting the band's next release to be fall of the same year. The band began tracking their fifth album and Wind Up Records debut on June 1, 2010 at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, New York. Bayside enlisted the help of prolific British rock producer Gil Norton, best known for his work with the Foo Fighters, The Pixies, Counting Crows and the Bunnymen, Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional. In September 2010 the band announced through their Twitter account that the new album will be called Killing Time, will be released on February 22, 2011. On October 5, 2010, the band announced the track listing for Killing Time on their Twitter; the first song, "Already Gone", was put up for streaming on AbsolutePunk.net on October 18, 2010. Their first single from Killing Time, "Sick, Sick Sick", was released on November 16, 2010. On February 3, 2011, "Mona Lisa" was released on the Alternative Press website to be streamed for free, although it was played at an Acoustic set for 104.5 Radio with "On Love, On Life".
Bayside played the 2011 Take Action Tour with Silverstein co-headlining, with opening acts including Polar Bear Club, The Swellers, Texas In July. On April 26, 2011 t
Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is an American global music corporation, a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in California, it is considered one of the "Big Three" record labels, along with Warner Music Group. Since 2004, the corporation is no longer related to the film studio Universal Studios. Universal Music was once the record company attached to film studio Universal Pictures; the company's origins go back to the formation of the American branch of Decca Records in September 1934. The Decca Record Co. Ltd. of England spun American Decca off in 1939. MCA Inc. merged with American Decca in 1962. In November 1990, Japanese multinational conglomerate Matsushita Electric agreed to acquire MCA for $6.59 billion. In 1995, Seagram acquired 80 percent of MCA from Matsushita. On December 9, 1996, the company was renamed Universal Studios, Inc. and its music division was renamed Universal Music Group. In May 1998, Seagram purchased PolyGram and merged it with Universal Music Group in early 1999.
With the 2004 acquisition of Universal Studios by General Electric and merging with GE's NBC, Universal Music Group was cast under separate management from the eponymous film studio. This is the second time a music company has done so, the first being the separation of Time Warner and Warner Music Group. In February 2006, the label became 100 percent owned by French media conglomerate Vivendi when Vivendi purchased the last 20 percent from Matsushita. On June 25, 2007, Vivendi completed its €1.63 billion purchase of BMG Music Publishing, after receiving European Union regulatory approval, having announced the acquisition on September 6, 2006. Doug Morris stepped down from his position as CEO on January 1, 2011. Former chairman/CEO of Universal Music International Lucian Grainge was promoted to CEO of the company. Grainge replaced him as chairman on March 9, 2011. Morris became the next chairman of Sony Music Entertainment on July 1, 2011. With Grainge's appointment as CEO at UMG, Max Hole was promoted to COO of UMGI, effective July 1, 2010.
Starting in 2011 UMG's Interscope Geffen A&M Records will be signing contestants from American Idol/Idol series. On January 2011, UMG announced it was donating 200,000 master recordings from the 1920s to 1940s to the Library of Congress for preservation. In March 2011, Barry Weiss became chairman and CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic Records. Both companies were restructured under Weiss. In December 2011, David Foster was named Chairman of Verve Music Group. In 2011, EMI sold its recorded music operations to Universal Music Group for £1.2 billion and its music publishing operations to a Sony-led consortium for $2.2 billion. Among the other companies that had competed for the recorded music business was Warner Music Group, reported to have made a $2 billion bid. IMPALA opposed the merger. In March 2012, the European Union opened an investigation into the acquisition The EU asked rivals and consumer groups whether the deal would result in higher prices and shut out competitors.
On September 21, 2012, the sale of EMI to UMG was approved in Europe and the United States by the European Commission and Federal Trade Commission respectively. However, the European Commission approved the deal only under the condition the merged company divest one third of its total operations to other companies with a proven track record in the music industry. UMG divested Mute Records, Roxy Recordings, MPS Records, Cooperative Music, Now That's What I Call Music!, Universal Greece, Sanctuary Records, Chrysalis Records, EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, EMI's European regional labels to comply with this condition. UMG retained The Beatles and Robbie Williams; the Beatles catalogue was transferred to UMG's newly formed Calderstone Productions, while Williams' catalogue was transferred to Island Records. Universal Music Group completed their acquisition of EMI on September 28, 2012. In November 2012, Steve Barnett was appointed CEO of Capitol Music Group, he served as COO of Columbia Records. In compliance the conditions of the European Commission after purchase of EMI, Universal Music Group sold the Mute catalogue to the German-based BMG Rights Management on December 22, 2012.
Two months BMG acquired Sanctuary Records for €50 million. On November 8, 2012, Universal Music and Hewlett-Packard launched a marketing operation that allows customers with an HP computer with HP Connected Music software to access music from Universal artists, as well as exclusive content. On February 8, 2013, Warner Music Group acquired the Parlophone Label Group for $765 million. In February, Sony Music Entertainment acquired Universal's European share in Now That's What I Call Music for $60 million. Play It Again Sam acquired Co-Operative Music for £500,000 in March 2013. With EMI's absorption into Universal Music complete, its British operations will consist of five label units: Island, Decca, Virgin EMI and Capitol. In April 2013, Universal Music Greece was sold to Victoras Antippas, who renamed the company Cobalt Music. Edel AG acquired the MPS catalogue from Universal in January 2014. On March 20, 2013, UMG announced the worldwide extension of their exclusive distribution deal with the Disney Music Group, excluding Japan and Russia.
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Finger Eleven is a Canadian rock band from Burlington, formed in 1990. They have released seven studio albums, with their album The Greyest of Blue Skies bringing them into the mainstream, their 2003 self-titled album achieved Gold status in the United States and Platinum in Canada from the success of the single "One Thing", which marked the band's first placing on the US Hot 100 Chart at number 16. Their 2007 album, Them vs. You vs. Me launched the single "Paralyzer", which went on to top the Canadian Hot 100 and both US rock charts, as well as reaching No. 6 on the US Hot 100 and No. 12 on the Australian Singles Chart. They won the Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year in 2008; the same album was certified gold in the US and multi-platinum in Canada. They released their sixth studio album, Life Turns Electric, on October 5, 2010; the first single off the album, "Living in a Dream", added a little bit of funk rock and dance rock, just like their hit song "Paralyzer". Five Crooked Lines, their 7th studio album, was released on July 31, 2015, with "Wolves and Doors" as the lead single.
Finger Eleven first formed at Lester B. Pearson High School in Burlington, Ontario as "Rainbow Butt Monkeys." One of their first shows was at a school Christmas concert in 1990. They released the album Letters from Chutney with money won from a rock band search contest on 97.7 CHTZ HTZ FM's "Rocksearch" competition. The group got signed by Coalition Entertainment in 1996, changed their name to "Finger Eleven" in March, 1997; the name Finger Eleven came from a demo of their song "Thin Spirits". The band's debut album, was released on Mercury Records in 1997 and re-released by Windup Records the following year. Tip was produced by Arnold Lanni; some of the band's first performances were as opening acts for Fuel. Following the release of Tip, drummer Rob Gommerman left the band, he was replaced by Rich Beddoe, whom James Black had met at an Alice in Chains concert several years earlier in Toronto. In 2000, Finger Eleven released The Greyest of Blue Skies; the album was commercially successful in Canada, was certified gold.
In 2002, they covered and remixed the entrance theme song for the wrestler Kane, a song they called "Slow Chemical", which he used from 2002 to 2008. It was recorded and mixed at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga and was re-released on future wrestling compilations as well as on the soundtrack for 2004's film The Punisher; the band's 2003 self-titled album Finger Eleven was produced by Johnny K. This album, characterized by screamed vocals over repetitive rock guitar rhythms, included the hit single "One Thing", which earned them their first US Gold and Canadian Platinum albums. "One Thing" reached No.16 on the U. S charts, received exposure on TV shows such as Scrubs and Third Watch, it was used on World Wrestling Entertainment's 2007 edition of Raw during a tribute video for Chris Benoit, who had killed himself on June 25. A duet version with Amy Lee of Evanescence was recorded that year; the band followed this success with a tour of North America and Australia, from 2003 to 2005. They won a MuchMusic Video Award for "One Thing" during that time period.
Finger Eleven's fifth studio album, Them vs. You vs. Me, was released on March 6, 2007, with Johnny K returning as producer; the style on the album was more mellow than some of their previous work. The lead single. S. Hot 100 in November 2007, as well as attaining the No. 1 spot in Canada and on U. S. rock charts. The album featured the singles "Falling On", "I'll Keep Your Memory Vague", "Talking to the Walls". In December 2007, the DVD Us-vs-Then-vs-Now was released, with footage spanning the band's career up to that point. Them vs. You vs. Me was certified Gold in the U. S. in March 2008. The album won the 2008 Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year; the band performed live on national television with the Calgary Youth Orchestra at the ceremony. Finger Eleven had planned a summer European tour, including a slot at Download Festival 2008, at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. However, the tour was canceled. In December 2008, the band returned to touring. In early 2010, the band entered the studio to begin work on their sixth studio album.
The album, titled Life Turns Electric, was released in October 2010. The first single from the album, "Living in a Dream", was released on iTunes in July that year. A music video for the second single, "Whatever Doesn't Kill Me", was released in January, 2011; the video was directed by Alon Isocianu and Rachelle Scarfo acted as art director. The remaining singles "Stone Soul" and "Pieces Fit" were released without music videos. Finger Eleven toured in support of the album throughout 2011 and 2012. At the end of 2013, drummer Rich Beddoe left the band. Steve Mollela joined the following year as his replacement. Finger Eleven recorded an album in November 2014 with Chris Powell on drums, with production in early 2015; the band toured during the summer of 2015 with Three Days Grace. In April, 2015, Finger Eleven announced an open casting call for the filming of a video for the new album's first single; the band issued their seventh album, Five Crooked Lines, on July 31, 2015, released the lead single "Wolves and Doors" to Canadian radio.
They set out on their cross-Canada Fall of the Hammer Tour in support of the release.
Speak is a synthpop band from Austin, Texas formed in 2008. The band consists of Troupe Gammage, Nick Hurt, Joey Delahoussaye, Jake Stewart; the band released their debut single Carrie in 2011, their debut album I Believe In Everything in late 2011. Speak had its beginnings with Jupiter-4, a band founded by high school friends Troupe Gammage, Jake Stewart, Nick Hurt; the band became Speak when bassist Joey Delahoussaye joined the group in 2008. In 2010 they won the Austin Music Award for Best New Band and the following year won the award for Best Indie Group, they garnered attention in 2010. Their debut EP, Hear Here, was released in February 2010 and garnered positive reviews, with The A. V. Club giving the EP a B+ and the Austin Chronicle giving 4 stars out of 4 saying that Speak is "poised to change the musical landscape." In 2011 Speak accompanied Casey Shea across a national tour of the United States. Speak released their debut album I Believe In Everything on iTunes on September 27, 2011, played a release concert on October 1, 2011 in Austin Texas, prior to the album release the band released "Carrie" and "You Know As Well As I" for free download, the album in its entirety was streamed on Pure Volume.
In late 2011, Speak performed a handful of shows to promote their newly released album the first show was in Vienna Virginia on October 18. The band has since opened for Tegan and Sara and Jukebox the Ghost, has played a collection of shows across North America. In 2013 the group released the EP Girl Songs, sung in acapella by lead singer, Troupe Gammage. 2013 saw the release of the single Peaks off of their upcoming second album, Pedals. Foreign Love Carrie Digital Love Peaks Hear Here Girl Songs I Believe in Everything Pedals Official website