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Staind

Staind is an alternative metal band formed on November 24, 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. After meeting through friends and covering pop hits of the day in smalltime clubs for a year and a half, Staind self-released their debut album, Tormented, in November 1996, citing influences in brutal latin thrash metal. Until recently, the album was difficult to obtain, as only four thousand copies were originally sold. Since then, the band's official website has released the album to meet the demand from fans.

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KOHL

There are at least 3 artists with this name: 1. A Japanese rock band Line-up: Vo, Gu: Tatsuki Nagao
Gu: Ryosuke Suich
Ba: HIDEO
Bt: Masahiro Kajitani A group of soft-rock with influences from punk.
(Kohl is the German word for cabbage.)
DISCOGRAPHY: Glider [maxi-single] (2004/03/11)
blue (2004/04/21)
Children and Memories [album] (2004/12/08)
falling off the chair (2005/07/13)
A [mini-album] (2006/02/08)
Umbrella (2006/10/04)
KOHL MY NAME [album] (2007/05/02) 2. A raw Black Metal act from the USA.

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Stealing O'Neal

Whether you’re listening to, watching or hanging out with Stealing O’Neal leave your inhibitions at home. This five piece hail from the sunny streets of Melbourne and are the type who act on an urge & wear their hearts on their sleeves. They write beautifully crafted rock music that takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but always leave you with a smile on your face. But don’t be fooled by this intro, Stealing O’Neal are a rock band and wail as good as anyone. They have been turning heads across Australia from their music, live shows & eccentric behaviour.

Rook

There is more than one band with this name. 1. Rook were a rock band from Melbourne, Victoria. Formed in 2005 and split up in 2010. They played their last show at the Corner Hotel on 30th of January 2010. “… Melbourne heavy rockers Rook fired up the crowd with tracks from their ’Transitions’ EP. Whilst being a sonically impressive recording, Transitions really comes to life in a live capacity, each track inflating, amplifying and escalating flaunting layers of sound often veiled by the recording process.

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Crazy Town

Crazy Town is a hip-hop/rock band formed in Los Angeles, CA, USA in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. The band is best known for their 2001 single, "Butterfly", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Members of the band mix elements of hip-hop and rock but are mainly alternative hip-hop. As a group, they have released two studio albums, The Gift of Game and Darkhorse. Their debut album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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The Deep End

The Deep End was a band from Watertown, NY consisting of Adam Maguire (The 65 Film Show,) Mike DeMarco (Between Walls, ex-The Score, Good Morning Reality, ex-Alabama Blacksnake) and Josh Hagen (Collective Funtime Band, ex-Dead End, ex-Curse What's Sacred) in the fall of 2002. Many shows and an EP later they broke up in 2003 when Mike moved to NYC and Adam was sent to war with the Army. A brief reunion may or may not have happened in 2004 when Mike moved back to Upstate NY and Adam came back for a few months before ultimately moving away but Adam did play at least one acoustic show in 2004.

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Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde is an alternative rock band dating from the early 1980s to the early 1990s (and re-formed again in the 2000s). They are best known for the poignant songwriting and vocals of Johnette Napolitano. Singer / songwriter / bassist Napolitano formed the band Dream 6 with guitarist James Mankey in Los Angeles in 1982, releasing an eponymous EP in France on the Happy Hermit label in 1983. When they signed with IRS in 1986, labelmate Michael Stipe suggested the name Concrete Blonde, describing the contrast between their hard rock music and introspective lyrics.

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The Mercy Beat

The Mercy Beat is a 3-piece alternative rock band formed in Ancaster, Ontario. Currently the band's lineup consists of: Rob Honey (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Grant Somerville (Drums, Backup Vocals), and Ryan Shields (Bass Guitar, Keyboards). They've recorded one EP to date entitled, Tired & Inspired. They draw inspiration from a wide range of influences, combining sounds from every facet of rock, to create a mishmash of alternative, psychedelia, and metal.

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