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Hoobastank

While the heavy alternative sounds of Tool and Alice in Chains were primary influences on Hoobastank's sound, the post-grunge quartet tempered the gloomier elements of such music with a suburban California groove and an eye for accessibility. Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills in early 1994, the band's earliest members were vocalist Doug Robb and guitarist Dan Estrin, who met each other at a high-school battle of the bands competition. The two chose to join forces, adding bassist Markku Lappalainen and drummer Chris Hesse to form a competent quartet. The self-released, clumsily titled They Sure Don't Make Basketball Shorts Like They Used To generated strong local buzz upon its 1998 release, and soon the band had moved from backyard gigs to shows up and down the Cali coast.

Island Records took notice and put Hoobastank on the label's payroll in August 2000, and tours with the like-minded Incubus (to whom the band would be frequently, although not unreasonably, linked) and flavor-of-the-moment Alien Ant Farm followed. Hoobastank's eponymous debut dropped in November 2001, and the singles "Crawling in the Dark" and "Running Away" found a quick home on radio stations and MTV playlists. The LP went gold, and the quartet's subsequent summer jaunt through Asia and Europe pushed it to platinum certification later that year. By early 2003, the band was back in the studio, laying down tracks for its sophomore effort. They then played a few dates in June and July, but were forced to cancel the remainder of the club tour when Estrin was injured in a freak minibike accident. The guitarist was back on his feet by October, and Hoobastank headed out with the All-American Rejects and Ozomatli for the Nokia Unwired tour.

Hoobastank offered the lead single "Out of Control" as a free download from their website before releasing a full-length album, The Reason, at the end of the year. Although it showcased a harder-edged vocal performance from Robb, the album's biggest hit was its title track, an emotive ballad that topped the rock charts and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The Reason went double platinum, and the band used that momentum to issue the Let It Out DVD, a collection of band's music videos, one year later. On a 2005 co-headlining tour with Velvet Revolver, however, Hoobastank received a chilly reception from some audiences, and rumors of a feud between Robb and VR frontman Scott Weiland were soon filling Internet message boards. "If I Were You," the first single from the group's 2006 album Every Man for Himself, addressed the whole affair. Both the song and the album fell quickly from the charts, but Every Man for Himself nevertheless went gold in one month, a feat that likely owed its success to the band's previous album.

A new single ("My Turn") appeared in October 2008, followed by the arrival of Fornever in 2009. That same year, the bandmembers announced that they had begun work on an acoustic album. The result was Is This the Day?, which featured acoustic versions of songs from throughout the band's catalog. The album was released in Korea and Japan in 2010, and saw a stateside release in 2011. Ending its decade-long run at Island Records, the band moved back to indie status with the release of its fifth studio album, Fight or Flight, produced by Gavin Brown, on Open E Records in 2012. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi
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I am back its a new month God Bless Pandora
For my dear friend!!!
watch now and see how the profound lacks any debate as her face turns away hounded by the mistakes that my fears can't reason with her ideas never mind how unclear and every year we drift not finding land in which to steer for a distant dream that died falling into mutual longing as our separate ways deni any say for us to leave this understandin g our existence together isn't what she believes and her envy hides bitter mistrust as her story changes with all I find unjust about her little peeves
Wow hoobastank make me feel like no one is perfect because of the reason, it explains how people feel wen apart so close so far, it explains how people look for answers running away, it explains love through people the reason
I'm NOT the perfect person. Love love this song on Valentine's day
December 2003!!! First time I was listens this song !!!
Now just memories came to my heart��
staceybear
My best guy friend just told me to listen to this...I LOVE THIS SONG (reason)
Meh, Westlife wannabe
Love The Reason Charles Joseph great Group Hoobastank.
Aww Brett ur Makin me cry. Omg.u remember, wow. Ur the best man . F**KIN FACT!
This song will always remind me of my friend April.This was her reconnect to her son and I can only hope that someday it really happens. :)
Love The Reason . It touches my inner spirit
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I love this song so much
1kiss ur left hand
2 say ur crushes name
3 say ur name
4 pick a day
5 post this on 15 other songs and ur crush will ask you out
The reason will always be you




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God O How I Love This Song . God Bless Them.
O God I Love This Song . Charles Joseph . I am crying Now over the loss of my Love Julie Joanne
KellieOtero
Awesome.
God I Love This Song. Its Beautifull.
Beautiful lyrics❤️〰
My fav (*^▽^*)
Kiss your hand
Say your crushes name
Say your name
Post this on 15 other songs
Your crush will ask you out in 2 days
1.Kiss your left hand
2.Say your crushes name
3.Say your name
4.Pick a day
5.Post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out
My boyfriend sung this to me on our first date
Ughh amazing
epic song! and the reason is you!!
Love this song!
You will be kissed her on the nearest Friday by the love of her life. Tommorow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you have started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
Follow for follow
It's not a waste of time !
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
this freaked me out this isn't fake, apparently if you copy and paste this in 10 comments in 10 minutes you'll have the best day of your life tomorrow you will either be kissed or asked out, if you break this chain you'll see a little girl in your room tonight in the next 4 moments will say I love you or im sorry
Say i phone 5 times pick a color post this on 5 other songs look under your pillow
Don't break the chain leave this in ten places
Why can't songs these day be like from one's from back in the day.
If you comment this and paste it in 10 comments you'll have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will be kissed or asked out tomorrow. If you break this chain you'll see a little girl in your room. In the next 4 minutes someone will say. "I love you" or "I'm sorry"
oh its so butifull i crying
I love the song "The Reason" I cry every time I here it
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life.. However if you don't read this you will die in 2 days.. Now that you started reading this don't stop. This is so scary. Put this on 5 songs in the next 143 Minutes. When you done press F6 and your lovers name will pop up up in big letters trust me it works.
whiteasblack
I sorry that I hurt u and I have to live with it every day
To you Makenzi I will always love you since the day we met and got married until I shall take NY last breathe. I just know I'm not the one for you anymore I'm going to let you go now.
Wow this song is good. It's my favorite song that the band does. Oh and why the don't read this crap. If you don't want us to read it then why post it. The comments are support to be about the song or the band. Like no one is stupid enough to believe your chain messages
◊Perfect Song◊
hdgirl2000
I swear when I listen to this song on my headphones I hear a ringing. Other than that good song
Follow 4 follow
funny how the one blames their change on you!!!! Your not SORRY!
Love this song
And The Reason Is You ♡♡
Dont read this cause it actually works you will be kissed by your lover on the nearest friday and tommorow will be the best day of your life now that your reading this dont stop post this on 5 other songs in 143 minutes then press 16 and your lovers name will appear in huge letters on your screen
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