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Countless young kids were inspired to pick up instruments after discovering the radio and MTV friendly sounds of Weezer and Green Day during the mid-90s, resulting in an infiltration of similarly styled power pop acts by the early twenty-first century. One such band is the Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA-based quartet, the All-American Rejects. Like most other pop punk bands, the members of the All-American Rejects were initially heavy metal fans, prior to discovering their preferred musical style. Tyson Ritter (24 April 1984, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; vocals/bass) and Nick Wheeler (b. 20 March 1982, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; guitar/keyboards) first met while attending the same school, which led to the duo eventually writing songs together and recording demos. A nine-track album followed in 2001, Same Girl, New Songs, which was subsequently re-released as a five-song EP. By now, Ritter and Wheeler had been joined by Mike Kennerty (b. Michael Brian Kennerty, 20 July...