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|Alternative Rock Music Artist Roster|
|Barenaked Ladies||Beck||Ben Fold||Ben Harper||Bush |
|Counting Crows||Daughtry||Foo Fighters|||
|Gin Blossoms||Goo Goo Dolls ||Green Day||Hoobastank||Hootie and the Blowfish|
|Iggy Pop||INXS ||Jane’s Addiction||Kid Rock||Kings of Leon |
|Red Hot Chili Peppers |
|Smash Mouth||The Killers||Train||U2||Uncle Kracker|
*These are just some of the Artist we profile but we can get a hold of just about Celebrity Musician upon request. Call 650-348-7972 -Speak to one of our knowledgeable agents.
Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian alternative rock band that was formed in 1988 by Ed Robertson and Steven Page. The Current members are Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. The band has released thirteen studio albums, some of the most successful include “Gordon,” “Born on a Pirate Ship,” and “Stunt.” They are most well known for the hits, “The Old Apartment,” “One Week,” “If I Had $1000000,” “Brian Wilson,” and “Pinch Me.” The Barenaked Ladies are the winners of a Billboard Music Award, seven Juno Awards, and have sold over 15 million records worldwide.
Beck is an American alternative rock singer-songwriter who first received public notice in 1994 with the hit single, “Loser.” His albums include, “Golden Feelings,” “Stereopathetic Soulmanure, “Mellow Gold,” “One Foot in the Grave, “ Odelay,” Mutations,” “Midnight Vultures,” “Sea Change,” “Guero,” “The Information,” and “Modern Guilt.” Beck’s hit songs are comprised of, “Loser,” "Satan Gave Me a Taco", "Rowboat,” and “Where It’s At.” Due to his musical success, he is the winner of a BRIT Award, three Grammy Awards, and six MTV Video Music Awards.
Ben Folds is an American singer-songwriter who was the frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. When the group broke up in 2000, Folds embarked on a solo career. His solo albums include, “Rockin’ the Suburbs,” “ Ben Folds Live,” “ Songs for Silverman,” “ Supersunnyspeedgraphic, the LP,” “Way to Normal,” “Lonely Avenue,” “Nighty Night,” “The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective,” and “Fifty-Five Vault.” His hits include, “Rockin’ the Suburbs,” and “Time.” Folds’ album, “Way to Normal” reached #11 on the Billboard 200 and he has provided music to the soundtracks of the films, “Over the Hedge, and “Hoodwinked.”
Ben Harper is an American singer-songwriter who plays a wide-ranging mix of folk, blues, reggae, and rock music. His albums include “Pleasure and Pain,” “Welcome to the Cruel World,” Fight for Your Mind,” “The Will to Live,” “Burn to Shine,” Diamonds on the Inside,” “There Will be a Light,” “Both Sides of the Gun,” “Lifeline,” “White Lies for Dark Times,” and “Give Till It’s Gone.” Harper’s most acclaimed singles are, “Shimmer & Shine,” “Please Bleed,” “Please don’t Talk About Murder While I’m Eating,” “In the Colors,” and “Bring the Funk.” Harper is a two-time Grammy Award winner and was one of the featured singers covering Motown hits by Marvin Gaye.
"The story, which ran in the Oct 29, 2011 issue, hailed the return of mega-platinum rock band Bush, who had just self-released The Sea of Memories, their first album in 10 years and wasted no time returning to the top of the charts. In fact, they did it in grand style: the album’s lead single, “The Sound of Winter,” made rock radio history by becoming the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Radio." -(temporary excerpt from Bush's website)
Counting Crows from Berkeley CA, formed in 1991 gained popularity following the release of its debut album, August and Everything After, which featured the hit single Mr. Jones. The band consists of Adam Duritz, David Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, Dan Vickrey, Dave Immergluck, Jim Bogios and Millard Powers.Hits list include Round Here, A Long December, Have You Seen Me Lately? and Accidentally in Love to name a few. (temporary summary)
Daughtry formed in 2006 by American Idol season five finalist, Chris Daughtry. The band's debut album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 200 for two consecutive weeks and sold over 4 million copies. The band's album was certified four times platinum and their hits include, "Home" and "It's Not Over." Chris Daughtry has been named one of the most successful American Idol contestants due to his album sales and popularity. Duahgtry has released two studio albums so far; both having done exceptionally well, and they have another album in progress.
Foo Fighters, an alternative rock band from Seattle, WA formed in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer, David Grohl. Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett complete the lineup of the band. Their first Album was call Foo Fighters, preceded by "The Colour and the Shape", "There is nothing Left to Loose", "One by One", "In your Honor", "Skin and Bones", "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace", and the 2011 release of "Wasting Light". Their hit songs include "The Pretender", "Everlong", "Walk", "Best of You", "Wheels", "Learn to Fly", "Monkey Wrench", "My Hero", "Rope" and "All My Life". Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won 11 Grammy Awards winning Best Rock Album four times.
Gin Blossoms is an American pop rock band formed by Doug Hopkins, Bill Leen, Robin Wilson, and Richard Taylor in Tempe, Arizona, in 1987. The band’s current members include, Bill Leen, Jesse Valenzuela, Robin Wilson, Scott Johnson, and Scott Hessel. Their albums include, “Dusted,” “New Miserable Experience,” “Congratulations I’m Sorry,” “Major Lodge Victory,” and “No Chocolate Cake.” With “New Miserable Experience” going 4x Platinum and “Congratulations I’m Sorry” going Platinum. Their hits include, “Hey Jealousy,” “Follow You Down,” and “Found Out About You.”
The Goo Goo Dolls, Guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska joined forces under the name the Sex Maggots. They were originally a cover band that performed power pop and classic rock & roll. They then began writing original songs. Their early sound recalled the Replacements'. Their sound was what attracted the interest of the heavy metal label Metal Blade, which put out their debut album in 1987 when they changed their name to the Goo Goo Dolls. The song "Name" from the 1995's A Boy Named Goo was released as a single and climbed the Top Five later that year and platinum sales followed close behind. In 1998, the song "Iris" became a monster hit that spent nearly an entire year on Billboard's airplay charts, which included 18 weeks at the number one spot, and was also nominated for three Grammy Awards. The next album, Dizzy Up the Girl, was released during the time of "Iris" marathon run and sold well over three million copies. Even more hits from the album followed over the course of the next year, including "Slide," "Dizzy," "Broadway," and the Grammy-nominated "Black Balloon."
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed by Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and John Kiffmeyer in 1987. Kiffmeyer was later replaced with drummer, Tre Cool. The band has released 11 studio albums with 7 going Platinum. Their two most successful albums are, “Dookie” and “American Idiot,” going 5x and 6x Platinum. Their most well known smash hits are, “American Idiot,” “Boulevvard of Broken Dreams,” “Holiday,” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” Green Day has won an astonishing 89 awards, including two BRIT Awards, five Grammy Awards, and three American Music Awards.
Hoobastank is an alternative rock band that was formed in 1992 by singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and bassist Markku Lappalainen. They have released six albums, “Muffins,” “They Sure Don’t Make Basketball Shorts Like They Used Too,” “Hoobastank,” “The Reason,” “Every Man for Himself,” and “For(n)ever.” The band is most well known for their hit single “The Reason,” that was released in the year 2004. Two of their albums, “Hoobastank” and “The Reason” went multi-Platinum and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
Hootie & The Blowfish is an American rock band formed in 1986 by members Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Sonefeld, and Mark Bryan. Their debut album, “Cracked Rear View” went 16x Platinum. Following the success of their first album, they released “Fairweather Johnson,” “Musical Chairs,” “Hootie & the Blowfish,” and “Looking for Lucky.” Some hit singles include, “Hold My Hand,” “Only Wanna Be with You,” and “Let Her Cry.” The band has won a Grammy Award, two American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award.
Iggy Pop is an American punk rock singer-songwriter whose musical style includes pop, metal, blues, and jazz. Previously apart of the band, “The Stooges,” Pop embarked on a solo career in 1977 and went on to release 17 solo albums. Among the most acclaimed is “Brick my Brick,” which spawned the hits “Home,” and “Candy.” Iggy Pop along with his previous band, “The Stooges” were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
INXS is an Australian rock band who achieved international success in the 1990s with their hit singles, "Need You Tonight," What You Need," and "New Sensation." In 2004, the band was featured on a reality TV show in order to find a new lead singer for the band. J. D Fortune won the competition and became the band's new lead singer. Fortune wrote the lyrics to the INXS hit, "Pretty Vegas," which went platinum in Canada. INXS has won six Australian Recording Industry Association awards and was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.
Jane’s Addiction is an American rock band that was formed in 1985 by Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery, and Stephen Perkins. Avery has since been replaced by Chris Chaney. The band has released four studio albums, “Nothing’s Shocking,” “Ritual de lo habitual,” “Strays,” and “The Great Escape Artist.” Their chart topping singles are “Stop!” “Been Caught Stealing,” and “Just Because.” Jane’s Addiction has won two Icon Awards and has been nominated for six Grammy Awards.
Kid Rock is a five time Grammy Award nominee singer-songwriter and rapper. He first gained notoriety with his record, Devil Without a Cause, which sold 11 million copies and spawned the hits, "Cowboy," Bawitdaba," and "Only God Knows Why." His 2001 hit single, "Picture" went gold and his 2007 single, "All Summer Long" reached number one in eight countries. He has won a People's Choice Award, CMT Award, and American Music Awards. Kid Rock has released ten studio albums with his eleventh set to be released in 2012.
Kings of Leon are an American rock band that was formed in 1999 by brothers, Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, and Matthew Followill. Their multi-platinum albums include, “Youth and Young Manhood,” “Aha Shake Heartbreak,” “Because of the Times, “ Only by the Night,” and “Come Around Sundown.” Their hit singles are “Sex on Fire,” “Use Somebody,” and “Notion.” Kings of Leon have won 4 Grammy Awards, 1 Juno Award, 2 BRIT Awards, 1 NME Award, and 1 MP3 Music Award.
Lifehouse is one of the most well known alternative bands of the decade. They came into the mainstream music scene in 2001 with the hit single, "Hanging by a Moment" from their debut album, “No Name Face.” "Hanging by a Moment" won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year. The bands next three albums’ singles "You and Me", "First Time", and "Whatever It Takes" have all been top 40 hits in the U.S. Lifehouse has won three Billboard Music Awards and has sold over 15 million albums worldwide to date.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed by Anthony Kiedis, Michael Balzary, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer in 1983. The bands’ musical style is composed of rock, funk, and punk rock. They have released ten studio albums, with their album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” going 7x Platinum. They also have had eleven number one singles including, “Scar Tissue,” “Californication,” and “Dani California.” The Red Hot Chili Peppers have won three American Music Awards, Seven Grammy Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one BRIT Award.
Smash Mouth formed in 1994, are most known for their hits, "All Star," and "Walkin' on the Sun." Their most successful album was Astro Lounge, which went triple platinum. Smash Mouth's music was featured in the film, "Shrek" and the band also starred in the finale of the movie, "Rat Race" while performing their song, "All Star." The band has released five studio albums with their sixth in the works.
The Killers are an American rock band that was formed in 2001 by friends Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. The band has released three multi-platinum albums, “Hot Fuss,” “Sam’s Town,” and “Day & Age.” Their well-known singles are “Somebody Told Me,” “Mr. Brightside,” “When You Were Young,” “Human,” and “Spaceman.” The Killers have won 20 awards, including 2 BRIT Awards, 1 MTV Video Music Award, and 1 World Music Award.
Train, a San Francisco band, they first received notoriety by creating a name for themselves on their own. The band released their first self-titled album independently in 1998 and gained a platinum certification. After the release they joined Colombia Records and released three more platinum albums, “Drops of Jupiter,” “My Private Nation,” and “Save Me, San Francisco.” Their hit singles include “Meet Virginia,” “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” “Hey, Soul Sister,” and “Drive By.” Train has won 3 Grammy Awards and 2 Billboard Music Awards.
U2 is an Irish rock band that was formed in 1976 by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2 has released 12 studio albums, all going platinum or Diamond. Some of their most successful albums are “The Joshua Tree,” “Rattle and Hum,” “Achtung Baby,” and “All That You Can’t Leave Behind.” Their hit singles are “Desire,” “The Fly,” “Beautiful Day,” “Vertigo,” and “The Saint Are Coming.” U2 has won 8 BRIT Awards, 6 MTV Video Music Awards, 22 Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
Matthew Shafer is an American rock and country music singer who goes by the stage name, Uncle Kracker. Uncle Kracker’s first studio album, “Double Wide” (2001), peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 and went 2x platinum. He has released three other albums, “No Stranger to Shame,” “Seventy Two and Sunny,” and “Happy Hour.” His hit singles are “Follow Me,” “Drift Away,” and “Smile.” Uncle Kracker has won one Billboard Music Award and has been nominated for one Academy of Country Music Award.
*These are just some of the Artist we profile but we can get a hold of just about Celebrity Musician upon request. Call
650-348-7972 -Speak to one of our knowledgeable agents.