In celebration of Doomsday, before we go ...a final band ID
posted at 12/20/2012 2:42 PM EST
Haven't done a band ID in a while, and am itchin' to discuss this band, so here goes nothin'.
Lineup changes started almost immediately, but the focus has always been on three key members.
Debut album was not a hit, but over the years, it has sold a million copies.
Their second album was a huge commercial success, and while you will rarely, if ever, hear of them in a conversation about Grammy awards, they won two; best rock performance by a group, and best rock song, both awards for the same song. They also won best video on VH1, that clocked in during the same timeframe, the late nineties.
The lead singer has also had a solo career. His success is 100 percent his own ... but it would have been easier to get it another way. He didn't. :) He's earned it.
They have gone on hiatus a couple of times. Each member of this band has an impressive resume. The keyboard player has played / done projects with Foo Fighters, Pete Yorn, Soul Asylum and Pearl Jam; the bass player is a steadfast member of the band; the current drummer is a founding member of RHCP, a former drummer with Pearl Jam and Eleven, and has worked with Joe Strummer.
They released a their 6th studio album in 2012, 7-years since their last studio release. It's a stunner. Two of the songs on that album have become instant hits.
There is a clue that would give this away in an instant. But someone will probably get it without that clue.
ID the band. They are at the intersection of classic and modern, BTW; maybe that's a clue right there.