2008年11月22日星期六

Maroon 5


Adam Levine - Vocals, Guitarist
Date of Birth
18 March 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name
Adam Noah Levine
Nickname
Sharky

Height
5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
Trivia
Has known Jake Gyllenhaal since kindergarten.

Has ADHD (attention-deficit-hyperactive disorder).

Former frontman of band Kara's Flowers.

Good friends with actress Natalie Portman.

Singer of the band Maroon 5.

Cites The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr) as his heroes.
Good friends with Jake Gyllenhaal and Billie Joe Armstrong.

briefly toured with Reel Big Fish while guitarist/lead singer Aaron Barrett recovered from a hand injury.

His parents are divorced. He has one brother, Michael, as well as a step-sister, Julia. He also has a little half-brother and half-sister, Sam and Liza

His favorite musical artists are Prince and Stevie Wonder, who he calls his 'spiritual leader'.

He is ambidextrous. He writes and draws with his left hand but prefers his right hand for most of other activities.

Broke his collarbone in 2005.

Owns a Golden Retriever called Frankie.

Resides in the Hollywood Hills with close friend, Gene Hong.

Friends with Adam Brody.
Irish American.



Jesse Royal Carmichael - Keyboardist

Date of Birth
2 April 1979, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Birth Name
Jesse Royal Carmichael

Height
5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Trivia
Keyboardist and background vocalist of Maroon 5.



Mickey Madden - Bassist

Date of Birth
13 May 1979, Austin, Texas, USA

Birth Name
Michael Madden

Height
5' 8½" (1.74 m)



Ryan Dusick - Drummer
Date of Birth
19 September 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name
Ryan Michael Dusick

Trivia
Ryan plays the drums in the band Maroon 5.

Due to exhaustion and injuries received during the concert tour, he left the band Maroon 5 in September 2006. Currently Matt Flynn is playing drums in his place.




James Burgon Valentine - Guitatist
Date of Birth
5 October 1978, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Birth Name
James Burgon Valentine

Height
6' 3" (1.91 m)

Trivia
Plays Guitar for punk rock band Maroon 5.

Linkin Park


Chester Bennington - Vocals

Date of Birth
20 March 1976, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Birth Name
Chester Charles Bennington

Nickname
Chaz The Chemist
Height
5' 10" (1.78 m)

Trivia
One of the lead singers to the band Linkin Park

First Band: Grey Daze in 1993

Siblings: Two half sisters and one half brother, Brian

Hair: Brown.

His wife, Samantha, gave birth to a boy, Draven Sebastian Bennington. [April 19, 2002]

[May 2003] Chester was admitted to an L.A. hospital after suffering an attack of severe back and abdominal pains.

Recently had the laser eye surgery procedure done (March 2004)

Before Grey Daze, when Chester was 15 he played in a band called "Sean Dowdell and Friends" in which he was the lead singer.
Currently the only existing evidence of this band is a 3 song tape that includes the following songs: "Painted Pictures" "Kill The Flies" and "God's Afraid".

Before Linkin Park, when Chester was 16 he played in a band called 'Grey Daze' which recorded two albums, 'No Sun Today' and 'Wake Me' until later breaking-up.

Chester has designed some clothing for a company called Replicant, owned by Korn's Head and Orgy's Ryan Shuck

Chester's siblings are children from one of his step-parent's previous marraige. Chester's biological parents got divorced when he was 11.

His son's name is Draven Sebastian Bennington (born April 19, 2002).

He and his wife, Talinda welcomed their new baby boy, Tyler Lee on 16th March 2006. He weighed nine pounds and three ounces.

Has an older son. He's ten years old, from another lady before his ex-wife Samantha.
Chester was the one who came up with the name Linkin Park for his band (taken from the then-name of a park in Santa Monica, California). It was originally supposed to be spelled "Lincoln" but since the band couldn't afford to buy the domain name lincolnpark.com from its owner, they changed the spelling in order to buy linkinpark.com.

Adopted his oldest son's brother. He now has four sons: Jaime, Draven, Tyler, and Isaiah.

Personal Quotes
Chester on high school: "I was a geek who thought I was cool. I didn't hang out with a particular clique, but with different people from different cliques. I was a total nerd, trying to fit in. Luckily, I found music and that was my niche. That sorta took me out of my geekdom. I was never invited to parties as a teenager - I turned up with the popular people. That's where the lyrics to 'Guilty By Association' came from."



Rob Bourdon - Drummer

Date of Birth
20 January 1979, Calabasas, California, USA

Birth Name
Robert Gregory Bourdon
Height
6' 4" (1.93 m)
Trivia
Started playing the drums at age 10.
Is the youngest band member in Linkin Park.

His previous job was a waiter

Went to go see Aerosmith concert with his mom who knew Joey Kramer the drummer for Aerosmith and became inspired to be a drummer himself

Worked in the bowling alley Corbin Bowl.

Personal Quotes
I love checking out fan sites, I think it's really awesome that our fans take the time to do that!




Brad Delson - Guitarist

Date of Birth
1 December 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name
Bradford Philip Delson

Nickname
Big Bad Brad
Height
6' (1.83 m)

Trivia
Is a guitarist for the rock band, Linkin Park.

Graduated from UCLA with a degree in Communications.

Attended the same high school as 'Heather Graham I' and Shane Stanley.

He was Dave Farrell's roommate in college.

He didn't go to law school so he could pursue a career in music.

Was voted Most Unique in his high school yearbook.
Has been friends with Mike Shinoda since middle school.

Has two younger brothers.

Originally from Agoura, California.
Along with Mike Shinoda, he is a founding member of Linkin Park.
Manages some of the business aspects of Linkin Park with his father, Donn Delson.
Worked as a bouncer at The Roxy.
Personal Quotes
"I'm inspired by the sheer ingenuity and intelligence possessed by my fellow band mates."



Joseph Hahn - DJ
Date of Birth
15 March 1977, Dallas, Texas, USA

Nickname
Mr. Hahn

Height
6' (1.83 m)
Trivia
He is Korean
DJ for the band Linkin Park

Went to Pasadena Arts School

Directs most of Linkin Park's music videos, often under the pseudonym 'Mr. Hahn'.

Graduated Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, California.

He didn't graduate from art college.

Came up with the concept for the "One Step Closer" video.

Is from Glendale, California.

Personal Quotes
"I wasn't a geek, but I was into art. I was one of the guys who the other kids were like, 'Oh, you draw. Could you draw a picture of me?' They'd ask me dumb questions, like, 'Where'd you learn to draw?'"


Phoenix Farrell - Bassist
Date of Birth
8 February 1977, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Birth Name
David Michael Farrell

Nickname
Phi Phi Feenux

Trivia
Likes Mexican food

Is the bassist for the rock band Linkin Park.

He did not record bass for 'Hybrid Theory' because he had taken a year-long tour with his High School Band 'The Snax'. He rejoined the band shortly after the release of the CD.

Graduated from UCLA.

He was Brad Delson's roommate in college.

Has a degree in philosophy.

He was taught how to play guitar by his mom.

Plays violin and cello.

He was in a Christian rock band called Tasty Snax. They later changed their name to The Snax.

He was born in Massachusetts.

Has a daughter with wife Linsey, born in 2007.

Worked as an audio preservation historian throughout college.

Names his favorite bass players as Paul McCartney, Sting and Adam Clayton.

Personal Quotes
"I know my mom bought a couple of copies, but not two million." - on going double platinum

"After a long year out of the band, it's been incredible to rejoin and be back in the mix. I appreciate everyone who supports us both on the website and at our live shows more than I could ever express. To be afforded the opportunity to do something I've always loved, with a bunch of friends, is truly a blessing."

Good Charlotte



Joel Madden - Vocals

Date of Birth
11 March 1979, Waldorf, Naptown, Maryland, USA

Birth Name
Joel Ryan Rueben Combs

Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)

Trivia
Is the lead singer for the band Good Charlotte.


Younger twin brother of Benji Madden

Has a dog (a boxer) named Cashdogg (aka Cash).

Hosts the MTV show "All Things Rock" with his brother, Benji.

Shares the clothing line MADE with his brother, Benji.

Younger twin by 5 minutes

Was formerly a shampoo technician.

Parents are Roger and Robin

Older brother is Joshua, younger sister, Sarah and twin brother, Benji

Ex-boyfriend of Hilary Duff.

Got his first gig with the band Good Charlotte by playing in a crowd of twenty people in a basement.

Is a vegan.

Engaged to Nicole Richie. [March 2007]

He is good friends with The Game, and is godfather to his son Harlem Caron Taylor.

Welcomed daughter Harlow Winter Kate on January 11, 2008. Harlow weighted 6 lbs 7 oz.

Has a niece named Clementine who was born December 20, 2007.

Personal Quotes
"I got kicked out of class so much and it wasn't fair because I was just talking. In class, if there was a pretty girl, I would just try to talk [to her] all the time. I like to talk, especially to girls.


And I got kicked out of class all the time. The teacher would be like 'All right, stop,' and I'd be like 'Okay,' and keep talking. Then I'd try to impress her and it wouldn't really work. I'd get kicked out for trying to be funny, like they'd call me up to read and I'd read the wrong thing. I didn't take high school very seriously."

I think that our goal in Good Charlotte is just to be Good Charlotte, and whatever happens, whatever that means, we don't even know, we just push on and tour and make music and do whatever.

I like clothes, and I think Hilary (Duff) looks good in her clothes. I like her low-key, in jeans.




Benji Madden - Guitar, Vocals

Date of Birth
11 March 1979, Waldorf, Naptown, Maryland, USA

Birth Name
Benjamin Levi Combs

Nickname
Kid Vicious
Benj

Height
5' 7" (1.70 m)

Trivia
Older twin brother of Joel Madden

Guitarist/singer for the band Good Charlotte.

Attended La Plata High School in Maryland.

Has a dog, Cashdogg.

Began teaching himself guitar at 16

Oldest twin by 5 minutes

Was a shampoo technician before becoming a guitarist.

Began working at age 12.

His parents are Roger and Robin.

Has an older brother, Joshua, (who DJs and helps run their clothing line Made and their new one DCMA, a younger sister, Sarah, (lead singer in a band, Her Daily Obession) and a twin brother, Joel.

He is 2 inches shorter and a bit heavier than his twin brother Joel.

He's been a vegetarian since 2003.

His favourite food is "Free Food" and favourite cereal is Count Chocula or Boo Berry.

He plays different guitars, the one he's playing in the Girls & boys video (the green one) is an 'Ernie Ball Silhouette Special' and he uses two amps - a 'Soldano Decatone' head into a 'Marshal 4X12' and a 'Budda' combo (depending on what sound he wants to make).

Was engaged to actress Sophie Monk 2006-2008.

Has two nieces: Clementine who was born December 20, 2007, and Harlow Winter Kate who was born Janaury 11, 2008.




Paul Thomas - Bass

Date of Birth
5 October 1980, Waldorf, Maryland, USA

Birth Name
Paul Anthony Thomas

Nickname
St. Paul

Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)

Trivia
Bassist for the band Good Charlotte.

2008年11月21日星期五

Green Day



Billie Joe Armstrong - Guitar, Vocals

Date of Birth
17 February 1972, Oakland, California, USA

Nickname
BJ
Height
5' 7" (1.70 m)

Trivia
Guitar and vocals for punk band Green Day, as well as 'Pinhead Gunpowder'.

2 children: Joseph Marciano, born February 28, 1995, and Jakob Danger, born September 12, 1998.

Has a recording studio built in his basement

His guitar is nicknamed "Blue" and he's had it since he was eleven years old.

Youngest of six children.
Father died of cancer when he was 11 years old.

Wrote his first song, "Why Do You Want Him", when he was only 14 (the song appears on 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, Green Day's debut album).
Dropped out of high school.

He wrote the song "Brain Stew" while trying to get Joseph (his child) to go to sleep.

He enjoys getting people up on stage to play instruments for the band when Green Day play live.

Has also played in bands such as: Blatz, Rancid, the Lookouts, Goodbye Harry, Corrupted Morals, and still plays with 'Pinhead Gunpowder'.
He also plays harmonica, mandolin, drums and piano and most recently the saxophone.

He wrote the song 'Church on Sunday' about his wife Adrienne, convincing her to stay and not separate. the song appears on Green Day's album Warning, released in 2000

Wrote the song 'Wake Me Up When September Ends' about his father's death when he was a young child and how he dealt with it then and deals with it now. The song appears on the album 'American Idiot' released in 2004

His natural hair color is reddish-brown.

Lives in Oakland, California and also has a home near his wife's family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Shares a birthday with Paris Hilton.

He and the rest of Green Day allowed indie label "Lookout Records" to keep the titles of their releases prior to "Dookie". They did this to foster a following for the record label, if kids got into them and wanted to hear earlier stuff by the band, the money would help keep Lookout Records going.

Five older siblings: David, Allen, Marcy, Holly and Anna.

His mother is from Oklahoma.

Close friends with Matthew Fox, Adam Levine and Gerard Way.

His mother gave birth to him when she was 40.

His oldest sibling is 22 years older than him.
His father was half English and half Italian. From his mother's side, he is of Irish, Dutch, Scottish and Cherokee (Native American) descent.

Close friends with Jason Mewes.

Dropped out of high school one day before his 18th birthday.
He is listed as a "ginger traitor" in the book "The Ginger Survival Guide" for dying his naturally ginger hair.

Contrary to popular belief, his birth name is actually "Billie Joe" and not "William Joseph".
Father, Andrew (deceased) and mother, Ollie.

Personal Quotes
Punk is always something that's going to be with us and to try and explain that would be stupid at this point.

Minority is about being an individual. It's like you have to sift through the darkness to find your place and be that individual you want to be your entire life.

There's nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.

One thing I want to teach my son is sensitivity to other people. I want to teach him not to be this macho freak.

A lot of people, when they talk to me, I can't wait for them to shut up. Like, shut up. you're a moron. They have nothing to say, you know?

Adrienne is the only woman I will ever love.

I never thought that being obnoxious would get me where I am now.

I'm not as depressed as I used to be. The Prozac's working!



Mike Dirnt - Bassist, Backup vocalist

Date of Birth
4 May 1972, Berkeley, California, USA

Birth Name
Michael Ryan Pritchard

Height
5' 10" (1.78 m)

Trivia
Bassist and backup vocalist for the punk band Green Day.

Plays in a side band called The Frustrators, which is on the record label that band mate Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day co-owns.

Married his girlfriend Anastasia in 1996

Has a daughter, Estelle-Desiree. (b. April, 1997)

The pressures of Mike being in Green Day were too much for him and Anastasia to deal with, so they separated.

Earned his trademark last name from the sound that he had made in high school. He would play 'Air Bass Guitar', making a 'dirnt, dirnt, dirnt' noise. From there, it stuck.

His nickname for his daughter is Hero.

He and his girlfriend, Brittney, have welcomed their first child together, a boy named Brixton Michael Dirnt, on October 11, 2008. He weighed 8 lbs.

Personal Quotes
"We write music for ourselves and if other people like it, that's great."

On Good Riddance: (Time of Your Life): "Putting that song on our record was probably the most punk thing we could do."

"I have a daughter and she's the greatest thing that ever happened to me. She gives me a good excuse to watch cartoons."

"Don't blame me for the explosion of punk rock. I didn't know our music was going to get that big."




Tre Cool - Drummer

Date of Birth
9 December 1972, Frankfurt, Germany

Birth Name
Frank Edwin Wright III

Height
5' 6" (1.68 m)

Trivia
Drummer for the punk band Green Day.

Has one son named Frankito born in 2001 to then wife Claudia.

Daughter Ramona Isabel Wright (born January 12, 1995), with his ex-wife Lisea Lyons, was named after his idol, Joey Ramone.

Can also play the guitar, both bass and lead.

Has also played with bands The Lookouts, and Samiam.

He is the godfather of lead singer/guitarist of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong's kids.

Dressed up as Benji Madden of Good Charlotte for Halloween, 2004.

Made his first records with The Lookouts when he was 12.

He is the only person to ever climb the Universal Studios ball (their trademark) in Orlando, Florida. He climbed the ball at the 1998 MTV Music Awards.

His dad was a Vietnam helicopter pilot

Personal Quotes
"Music has never been at a better time then it is right now, we're really lucky to be a part of this wonderful thing called music."

"I always said that the world is a better place because of Joey Ramone".

"I wanna survive an avalanche, I wanna be one of those people a dog finds buried under a ton of snow, almost dying of starvation."

2008年11月17日星期一

Simple Plan


Pierre Bouvier - Vocals

Date of Birth
9 May 1979, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Birth Name
Pierre Charles Bouvier

Nickname
PB
Captain Pierre
Popsicle Pete
Rock Bouvier

Height
5' 11" (1.80 m)

Trivia
Pierre is the lead singer of Canadian band Simple Plan

He has 4 dogs: Zach, Sunny, Zoe and Misha, and 1 fish: Fishy

He was the lead singer of the band Reset up until 1999.
He co owns a clothing company called Rolemodel Clothing with Simple Plan's Drummer Chuck Comeau and the bands Videographer Patrick Langlois.

He has a dog called Delilah. She is named after the song "Hey There elilah" by The Plain White T's.

Personal Quotes
"You have to see the darker side of someone before you can say that you really know them."


David Desrosiers - Bass, Backing, Vocals

Date of Birth
29 August 1980, Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

Birth Name
David Phillipe Desrosiers

Nickname
Ritalin

Height
5' 7" (1.70 m)

Trivia
Is the bassist for Simple Plan.

Is the only member of Simple Plan who did not attend College Beaubois High School.

Used to work at McDonald's in his hometown.

In 2000, he was the lead singer and bassist for Reset. He left after six months when he was asked to join former Reset members, Pierre and Chuck's new band, Simple Plan.


Sebastien Lefebvre - Guitar, Backing, Vocals

Date of Birth
5 June 1981, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Birth Name
Sébastien Alexander Lefebvre Pepin

Nickname
Seb
Sebby

Height
5' 7" (1.70 m)

Trivia
Is one of the Simple Plan guitarists.

Learned how to play the guitar by copying the hand movements of Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day.

Was a janitor at his high school.

Personal Quotes
This is my morning me. This is when I look like in the morning - Just as good as I look at night baby!



Chuck Comeau - Drums

Date of Birth
17 September 1979, Montreal, Canada

Birth Name
Charles Andre Comeau

Nickname
Chuckles
Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)

Trivia
He is the drummer of Canadian band Simple Plan.

Was in the band Reset when he was younger.

Was a writer for a music magazine.

Studied Law at McGill University in Montreal, but left to pursue a music career.
Co-writes the songs for Simple plan

He co-owns a clothing company called Rolemodel Clothing along with Simple Plans lead singer Pierre Bouvier and Simple Plan's Videographer Patrick Langlois.

His favorite book is "1984" by George Orwell.

Favorite movies are "Almost Famous", "American Beauty", "That Thing You Do!", and both of the "Back to the Future" movies.

His favorite food is Sushi.








Jeff Stinco - Lead Guitar

Date of Birth
22 August 1978, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Birth Name
Jean Francois Stinco

Trivia
He is the guitarist for Simple Plan.

Used to be a guitar teacher.

Attended College Beaubois High School in Montreal.

One of his favorite bands is U2.

He got the nickname "Jeff" when his friends decided to call him "JF" for short since many of his English friends couldn't pronounce his name.

Is half-Italian.

He has a Daughter born sometime in early 2007.