Shinedown film in the works
... In correlation with both the 10 year anniversary of their debut LP, 'Leave A Whisper', as well as the release of their upcoming fifth LP, Shinedown
have announced they will be creating a feature-length documentary.According to lead vocalist Brent Smith in an interview with Team Rock Radio, the film, titled 'Unity - Inside Shinedown
', will focus on the band's beginnings, their shortcomings in early years, the rise to fame in recent years, and ultimately the making of the currently unnamed fifth studio album. Alongside this, the film will bring a perspective into the personal lives of all the members and their families.At present, 'Unity' has no definitive release date, as the film is undergoing pre-production, following the band's decision to take time off due to exhaustion of successive touring over the past two years, in support of their fourth studio effort, 'Amaryllis', released early last year.Further details regarding the film and the band's current status from Brent Smith himself can be found here: http://www.teamrockradio.com/news/shinedown
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Shinedown, 'Adrenaline': Exclusive Video Premiere
... frontman Brent Smith said. "He was constantly filming, taking pictures, and documenting the reinvention of the tour. "We had such an amazing time seeing all of our fans out on the road that we thought: what better way to present the video for our fifth single off of 'Amaryllis' than incorporating all the footage he captured? We hope the fans love it as much as we do." "Amaryllis," the band's fourth studio album, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and has spent 42 weeks on the chart. The album also topped the Alternative, Hard Rock and Rock album charts. Shinedown
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Shinedown and Skillets Carnival of Madness Tour Starts This Week
... (Gibson) It's almost time for the 2013 Carnival of Madness Tour. The annual hard rock music trek sets off Aug. 11 in Asbury, N.J., and will travel through over two dozen cities before wrapping up Sept. 18 in Puyallup, Wash. This year's lineup is spearheaded by Shinedown
, who headlined the inaugural Carnival of Madness tour in 2010, as well as Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We as Human. "Carnival of Madness is more than a show-- it's an experience," Shinedown
frontman Brent Smith said in a statement. "This year, it's all about reinvention. The culmination of five powerful and dynamic bands joining together to prove to the world that rock-n-roll is alive and well..." "I can hardly wait for the Carnival of Madness," said John Cooper, frontman for Christian rockers Skillet. ". . . It'll be our first tour playing songs from our new album, Rise, so Skillet will be doing our best to bring the pain every night!" more on this story Gibson.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission. Shinedown
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Brent Smith (vocals)
Jasin Todd (guitar) 2001-2007
Brad Stewart (bass) 2001-2006
Barry Kerch (drums)
Zach Myers (guitar) 2005-
Eric Bass (bass) 2008-
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Shinedown rocketed to success in 2003 on the back of their acoustic cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man
." Frequently in live performances, the band members dedicated their version to deceased Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell.
Shinedown were vocal protesters of the presidency of George W. Bush, focusing much of their third studio album, The Sound of Madness, on the modern politics of the United States.
One of the singles from Shinedown's second album, Us and Them, "I Dare You," was famously performed by Chris Daughtry during his stint on American Idol. The song also became a theme for Wrestlemania 22.
Shinedown released three different versions of their 2005 album Us and Them. There is the regular, thirteen track version, a limited edition edition that includes three bonus tracks as well as a more widely available version with two bonus tracks.
Shinedown's most successful single of their early career was "Second Chance
" from their third album, The Sound of Madness
In 2008 guitarist Jasin Todd amicably left Shinedown, later joining successful alt-rock band Fuel.
Shinedown contributed a song, "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" to the 2010 Sylvester Stallone film, The Expendables.
Lead singer of Shinedown, Brent Smith, has described writing and recording a studio album as a "journey, finding out where you are in your life, not only as a person, but where you are as an artist and as a musician and how far you've come and how far you've grown."
The tour rider of Shinedown is full of fun. The guys constantly remind promoters of their southern origin which accounts for "good ole fried chicken," "Snapple sweet tea" and "the true taste of Coca-Cola." They joke about the purpose of the Grape-flavored Pedialite they request, which is "guaranteed to cure a hangover, or if we find a sick baby." The rider also contains a funny warning: "no purple skittles, purple is for terrorists." The last wish on the rider is for a special surprise that all band members can enjoy and they list some examples like "trinket, water guns,a million dollars, Asian hooker."
Bassist Eric Bass admitted to City Beat magazine having a fairly un-rock 'n' roll hobby. "More recently, I have started building model airplanes," he said in a 2013 interview. "I needed a quiet hobby I can sit in my house and do. It is something I have found solace in. It may be a little geeky, a little nerdy, but it is fun."
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