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3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down

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Famous as :

Alternative rock band

Birth Date :

1996

Birth Place :

Escatawpa, Mississippi, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Kryptonite" (2000)

Biography


The three pilot members of 3 Doors Down have been collecting things that they could use as instruments ever since they were kids. They had also been bonded by childhood and their breakthrough single was written by drummer slash vocalist Brad Arnold as early as high school years. Arnold wrote the lyrics to "Kryptonite", the single that propelled them to great success later on, during algebra class at East Central High School but little did he know that the song could brought him millions in the years to come. Arnold, guitarist Matt Roberts and bassist Todd Harrel, the Mississippi natives who were hailed from a relatively small town called Escatawpa built their dreams of becoming rock stars by forming a band in 1994 with their first gig being a backyard party of a friend. Self-proclaiming to be a fan of Metallica, Bush and Pearl Jam, their early play list are mostly cover songs of the rock bands although few moments later they realized that they can bring their own materials. They slipped "Kryptonite" in the play set and it surprisingly became a hit, sending them bookings at local clubs. Later on they felt the need to make their sound stronger and therefore hired guitarist Chris Henderson to join the lots.

A gig at New York City's famed venue CBGB's and a self-titled recorded demo in 1997 catapulted their career that record labels started paying attention to them. Republic Records, a branch of Universal, eventually landed a recording deal with the four piece and soon the band released a debut album called "The Better Life" in 2000. The set quickly gained fame that by the time it was released, the sale went high and Billboard Hot 200 chart put it on the third post. Soon their days were filled with constant promotions, meet and greets plus extensive tours, a period that the band described as "head-spinning". Post the road trip, the members decided to have a rest for few months before crawling back to the studio to make another album. By this time, their label requested that Arnold moved from being a drummer to the lead vocalist while the empty slot was given to Richard Liles. However Liles' involvement was short-lived for he quit in 2001, during the time the band received several awards including the prestigious Grammy Awards nominations. The band in the end hired Daniel Adair to play drums on the "Away from the Sun" tour.

Latest News


3 Doors Down's Todd Harrell Suspended Indefinitely From Band Following Recent DUI Arrest

February 21, 2014 03:38:13 GMT

Todd Harrell, the bassist of rock band , has been suspended from the band. The decision was made by Harrell's bandmates after he was once again arrested on a DUI charge earlier this week.
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3 Doors Down to Fill in for Carly Rae Jepsen at Boy Scouts Jamboree

July 20, 2013 02:12:18 GMT

Rock band is set to headline the concert at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree on Saturday night, July 20. Spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America Deron Smith announced, "We are excited to have 3 Doors Down perform for these young men and women, volunteers and visitors experiencing this amazing Jamboree in West Virginia."
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3 Doors Down Cancels Four Tour Dates Following Bassist's Arrest

April 23, 2013 07:01:24 GMT

Rock band has announced on Monday the cancellation of their next four tour dates in the United States that are set to take place between the months of April and May. The decision was made following the arrest of the group's bassist, Todd Harrell, who was charged with vehicular homicide after causing a fatal interstate crash in a Nashville suburb.
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3 Doors Down's Todd Harrell Arrested for Fatal DUI Crash

April 22, 2013 09:10:35 GMT

Todd Harrell, the member of rock band , was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication following a fatal car crash which killed a 47-year-old man, Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., on Friday, April 19. Herrell was reportedly drunk and speeding when his Cadillac clipped Shoulder's pickup truck.
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