Three Days Grace Biography

This Canadian alt metal band was formed in Norwood, Ontario, in 1997 by Adam Gontier (vocals/guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums) and Brad Walst (bass). The members had originally played together in the under-achieving Groundswell before changing their name, relocating to Toronto, and developing a more mainstream sound. A partnership with producer Gavin Brown gave the band’s career the impetus it required, and a major label recording contract with US label Jive Records followed at the start of the new millennium. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2003 and garnered a positive critical reaction, with the band crossing over to the US market through the hit singles ‘I Hate Everything About You’, ‘Just Like You’ and ‘Home’. Barry Stock joined the line-up as second guitarist during the tour to promote the album, helping the band embellish their sound without straying too far from their roots. A heavy touring schedule helped increase the band’s fanbase, which was confirmed when their follow-up, One-X, reached the US Top 5 in summer 2006.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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