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Gym Class Heroes

Gym Class Heroes

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Famous as :

Hip-hop rock band

Birth Date :

1997

Birth Place :

Geneva, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "The Queen and I" (2006)

Biography


It doesn't take much to grab people's attention when you are innovative in music, have relatively good looks and cool personality. Gym Class Heroes own all three factors plus a Top 5 single, a lethal combination for an instant fame. The group shone brightly at 2007 MTV Video Music Awards particularly for snagging Best New Artist. The awards event that was held September 9, 2007 in Las Vegas presented the group with the title after their name received highest number of votes, way over Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen and other booming acts. Just few weeks prior the winning, the band have enjoyed the honor from younger fans by being named Teen Choice Awards for 'Choice Music: Breakout Group'. This at the same time, has also proven that the indie band won popularity that is personally favored by their fans, regardless age, heavy promotion or number of records.

Picking a rare genre for their music, the 'Heroes' combine hip-hop and live instruments, a plausible explanation of why their music is catchy. This was apparently the idea since DJ Travis McCoy met his school mate Matt McGinley in the gym back in 1997. Matt plays the drum and was interested in forming a band with Travis who then took guitarist Milo Bonacci and bassist Ryan Geise to complete the group. From 1999 on, the band plays in a number of clubs, parties and small events that grew steadily to larger venues. Already gaining local popularity, the group thought that it was time for an album. Independently released 'For the Kids' hit the stores in 2001 but was not enough to catapult the group into bigger stardom. For the next few years they kept sticking together until Milo decided to continue his study in architecture and left the lots. Shortly after, Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo from Earl's Garage was brought in to replace the original guitarist. Right before the fame came upon them, Ryan also decided to walked his own way in 2005 and was eventually replaced by Eric Roberts.

Latest News


Gym Class Heroes' 'Martyrial Girl$' Video Unleashed

August 28, 2012 08:55:41 GMT

New York's four-piece hip hop rockers released their latest music video "Martyrial Girl$". The song is from their latest full-length album "", a sequel of their 2005 album "".
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Video Premiere: Gym Class Heroes' 'Life Goes On'

July 31, 2012 08:46:44 GMT

have released a new music video and it is for their track "Life Goes On". The track is a cut from the band's album "" which dropped in November last year.
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Gym Class Heroes Debut 'A** Back Home' Music Video

December 13, 2011 08:07:53 GMT

have unleashed a music video in support of their second single "A** Back Home". Filmed while the band were on the road, the clip sees being committed to his obligations as a star while keeping in touch with his girlfriend played by , who is featured on the hook.
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