Formed in 1992, this Stockbridge, Ga., band released its debut album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, on the Rising Storm Records label in 1993. The band soon gained in popularity with its hit song "Shine." The current lineup consists of Ed Roland on lead vocals, Dean Roland on rhythm guitar, Jesse Triplett on lead guitar, Will Trupin on bass and Johnny Rabb on drums. The band's tenth album, Blood, was released in 2019, and it is this album that you can expect to find touring this year.
Things Left Unsaid: Collective Soul's Rise to Stardom
Lead vocalist Ed Roland was heavily involved in the underground music scene of Atlanta. He also worked at the Real 2 Reel Studios in Stockbridge as a producer and an engineer. He formed Marching Two-Step with drummer Shane Evans. The band managed to play a few local gigs, but the group never found much success outside of Atlanta's club scene. By 1993, Roland changed the name of the band to Collective Soul as a nod to a phrase from the Ayn Rand book, The Fountainhead. During this time, Roland also wanted to record a demo for his group. A local radio station heard "Shine" and immediately added it to the rotation. The song was a hit, and it would soon be one of the most requested songs at the station. Roland saw the need to perform live shows, and he enlisted the help of Will Turpin, Shane Evans, Dean Roland and Ross Childress. Once Atlantic Records heard the band, the label signed Collective Soul to a contract and re-released Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid in 1993. With the album, the band gained an international reputation as it went to double-platinum status with the RIAA. Collective Soul was invited to perform at Woodstock '94 and throughout North America. The following year, the self-titled album was certified triple platinum by the RIAA and had a 76-week run on the Billboard 200. Since that time, the band has released eight additional studio albums and continued to tour across North America. The band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in September 2009.
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What are some popular songs from Collective Soul?
Some notable singles from Collective Soul include "December," "The World I Know," "Where the River Flows," "Gel," "Shine" and "Smashing Young Man."
Has Collective Soul won any major music awards?
Collective Soul has several nominations from the Billboard Music Awards, including Top Rock Song and Top Rock Artist. The group won in 1995 for Top Rock Song with "December."
Are the members of Collective Soul involved with other projects?
Will Turpin has launched his own solo career, and Dean Roland is a member of Magnets and Ghosts. Ed Roland often tours with fellow musicians for some one-off side projects. He is also involved in the group Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project.
What are some notable performances from Collective Soul?
The band has made several notable performances over the years. Collective Soul made an appearance at Woodstock '94 and Woodstock '99. The group performed with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2005. The band has also made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Collective Soul continues to tour throughout the United States with other popular bands from the '90s.
Is there a Collective Soul concert near me?
In the past years, Collective Soul has joined 3 Doors Down to co-headline the "Rock & Roll Express" Tour. In 2019, the group will hit the road with the Gin Blossoms on the "Now's The Time" Tour for its 25th anniversary. The band will be making stops at several US cities.Back to Top
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