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Bush

Bush may refer to at least 2 artists: 1. A British grunge band
2. A Canadian rock band 1. Bush is an English alternative rock band formed in 1992. The group chose the name "Bush" because they used to live in Shepherd's Bush, London. Their first album, Sixteen Stone (1994), was a huge commercial success. Almost overnight, Bush went from playing small pubs in London to headlining arenas in the US, the result of extensive promotion on MTV and non-stop touring.

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Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth is an <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/alternative%20rock" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">alternative rock</a> band from San Jose, California, United States that formed in 1994, the band comprises Steve Harwell (lead vocalist), Greg Camp (guitarist/songwriter), Paul De Lisle (bassist), and new drummer since early 2006, Jason Sutter (replacing Michael Urbano, who left due to creative differences). Their hit songs include "<a title="Smash Mouth &ndash; Walkin' On The Sun" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Smash+Mouth/_/Walkin%27+On+The+Sun" class="bbcode_track">Walkin' On The Sun</a>" (1997) and "<a title="Smash Mouth &ndash; All Star" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Smash+Mouth/_/All+Star" class="bbcode_track">All Star</a>" (1999).

Something For Kate

Something for Kate formed in Melbourne, Victoria in 1994. The founding members of the three-piece band were vocalist and guitarist Paul Dempsey, bass player Julian Carroll (later to be replaced by Stephanie Ashworth) and drummer Clint Hyndman. After recording a 7-track demo in 1995, the band signed to Murmur Records, a subsidiary of Sony. In 1996, they released the 7-track EP The Answer to Both Your Questions, recorded and mixed by Greg Atkinson of Sydney band <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Big+Heavy+Stuff" class="bbcode_artist">Big Heavy Stuff</a>.

Full Scale

Full Scale was an alternative-metal band from Perth, Australia formed in 1998. The band moved to Melbourne in the year 2000 and released two EPs, "White Arrows" and "Black Arrows" they were released by Popstar Records and Full Scale toured the east coast extensively. Further down the track the band moved to Los Angeles and was signed to Columbia Records (Sony BMG) and released their full length self-titled debut in 2005. Full Scale was known to tour with other popular alternative-metal Australian bands such as The Butterfly Effect and their strong politically motivated lyrics.

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Intercooler

A Mexican guitar was the catalyst for the formation of Intercooler in 2001. Had it been made in the US, perhaps the story would read a little differently. Jaded by the ‘struggling artist’ cliché, Joel Potter (bass) hung up his instrument and pissed off to the UK, perhaps resigned to the fact that running around in circles for the sake of music wasn’t worth it. Meanwhile, back in Oz, vocalist and guitarist Phil Ballantyne was getting restless.

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Cog

There are at least three bands that are named Cog. 1) Cog is a rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Cog consists of members Flynn Gower (lead guitar, lead vocals), Lucius Borich (drums, samples, backing vocals) and Luke Gower (bass guitar and backing vocals), who have been a band since 1998. Flynn Gower and Lucius Borich (the son of renowned Australian blues guitarist Kevin Borich) were friends at their Bondi high school in the 1980s.

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Ember

There are at least 5 bands that have recorded under the name Ember: 1. Chicago’s EMBER (1994-2000) is a legendary black/thrash thrash band that came from a pure black metal background with their 1995 demo. They released three demos, all three which comprise the Discography, released in 1998 - signaling the demise of Ember, occuring in 2002. Last members were Nader, Alan, Abbas, Chris & Pete (NAACP).

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Cola Wars

Cola Wars is a contemporary pop-rock ensemble from Chicago, Illinois, in the United States of America. We use amplified string instruments, 8-bit synthesizers, standard rock drum configuration (SRDC), and the male vocal chords to produce experimental data concerning the generation of physiological and psychological movement in both public and private environments. Current staff have held appointments with such Chicago organizations as Millimeters Mercury, The Planck Length, Starlister, Mucca Pazza, and Zinc Finger and the Major Groove.

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Nada Surf

Nada Surf is an American alternative rock group formed in 1992. The New York band consists of Matthew Caws (guitar, vocals), Ira Elliot (drums, vocals) and Daniel Lorca (bass, vocals). The band is best known for the song "Popular" from their 1996 album High/Low. The song reached #11 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and propelled the album to #63 on the Billboard 200. Each of the verses in "Popular" are extracted from the 1964 guide "Penny's Guide to Teen-Age Charm and Popularity" by former teen television actress Gloria Winters - and is sarcastically spoken - initially in a calm...

Seether

Seether is a post-grunge band which formed in Pretoria, South Africa in 1999. The band currently consists of Shaun Morgan (vocals, guitar), Dale Stewart (bass, vocals) and John Humphrey (drums). The band has released six albums and is currently signed to Wind-Up Records in the United States. Early days, Fragile, Disclaimer The band was originally called Saron Gas, but changed their name to Seether.

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