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This US rock band was formed and subsequently signed by RCA Records while guitarist Jon Siebels (27 August 1979, La Crescenta, California, USA) and bass player Max Collins (b. 28 August 1978, La Crescenta, California, USA) were still at high school. Originally known as Eleventeen, the line-up was completed by drummer Tony Fagenson (b. 18 July 1978, Detroit, Michigan, USA), son of producer Don Was. They took their unusual new name from an episode of the popular US sci-fi thriller series The X Files. The single Inside Out announced their pop punk style, compared by some critics to Green Day. Their 1998 self-titled debut album was promoted by extensive touring with Third Eye Blind, and within a few months of release had risen to number 33 on the Billboard Top 200. Their second single, Leech, was written by Siebels and Collins about a problematic work relationship. It was typical of material dubbed by critics as superior brat rock....