Three Days Grace
Members: Adam Gontier, Brad Walst, Neil Sanderson, Barry Stock
Three Days Grace is a Canadian band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. The band consists of members Adam Gontier (vocals and guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums), Brad Walst (bass) and Barry Stock (guitar). They originally formed as a quintet in 1992 under the name Groundswell; they changed their name to Three Days Grace and became a quartet in 1997. The group moved from Norwood to Toronto and met producer Gavin Brown, formerly of the band Big Sugar. Brown helped produce their self-titled debut album, Three Days Grace, which was released in 2003; it reached the top ten of the Canadian albums chart, the top 100 of the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart, and number-one on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Upon completion of the album the band recruited Stock to help on lead guitar to give Adam breathing room on stage and on tour. The album's hit lead single, "I Hate Everything About You," reached number-one in Canada and the top ten in the U.S. The second single "Just Like You," gave the group a second number-one in Canada. Their third single, "Home" was also a hit, charting at #2 on the US Modern Rock chart, although it wasn't as successful as the other two. A fourth single, "Wake Up," was only released in Canada. It was also successful on the Canadian Rock chart.
Brown won a Juno Award in 2004 (see Juno Awards of 2004) for his production on the album and his work on Try Honesty by the band Billy Talent. Three Days Grace was also nominated for best New Group Of The Year but lost to Billy Talent.
On March 31, 2006, the band released their first single off of their album One-X entitled "Animal I Have Become." One-X was released on June 13, 2006, and landed at # 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200. In the record's first week, it sold over 78,000 copies, an outstanding achievement for the band. Three Days Grace is on tour with Staind to promote the record. The album's second single, "Pain," is expected to hit the radio very soon and a video will follow up.
2003 - Three Days Grace Jive 69
2006 - One X
2003 - (I Hate) Everything About You
2003 - Just Like You
2004 - Home
2004 - Wake Up
2006 - Animal I Have Become
2006 - Pain