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Billy Talent

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Punk revival quartet Billy Talent used to be known as Pezz back in their Streetsville, Ontario, high school days. But by 1999, the quartet -- vocalist Ben Kowalewicz, guitarist Ian D'Sa, bassist Jon Gallant, and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk -- had adopted a new moniker and were making their way in Toronto with the self-released Watoosh! LP under their belt. The Try Honesty EP followed in 2001; it led to strong local buzz, exposure supporting larger touring acts, and an eventual demo deal with EMI. The band entered the studio in early 2003 with producer Gavin Brown and emerged with its eponymous debut in July, which was slated for a September release on Atlantic. Billy Talent got the word out during that summer with a slot on Lollapalooza and a series of dates with the Buzzcocks. Before they knew it, the band had not only garnered an impressive following, but also a slew of Juno (Best New Group, Group of the Year, and Album of the Year) and MuchMusic (Best Video, Best Rock Video) Awards to their name. Billy Talent hit the studio in February 2005 to begin work on their sophomore offering. Submitting to fan requests, the group re-released Pezz's Watoosh! that September before the highly anticipated and explosive II appeared in June 2006. A handful of festivals and U.K. dates were played prior to spending the rest of the summer on the Warped Tour, and in 2007, they preserved a live performance in Düsseldorf, Germany, on CD and DVD with 666 Live. Two years later, the band released its third studio album, the aptly titled Billy III. The album found the quartet incorporating some classic, hard rock sounds into its punk approach. In 2012, they released the album Dead Silence. Although it still retained the band's punk urgency, Billy Talent hailed the recording as a kind of conceptual break from its previous trilogy of albums. ~ Johnny Loftus
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    Popularity
  2.   Try Honesty
  3.   Diamond on a Landmine
  4.   Surprise Surprise
  5.   Red Flag
  6.   Devil in a Midnight Mass
  7.   Fallen Leaves
  8.   Kingdom of Zod
  9.   The Ex
  10.   Devil on My Shoulder
  11.   River Below
  12.   Rusted from the Rain
  13.   Show Me the Way
  14.   Nothing to Lose
  15.   Viking Death March
  16.   Worker Bees
  17.   Surrender
  18.   Line & Sinker
  19.   Hanging by a Thread
  20.   Sudden Movements
  21.   The Dead Can't Testify
  22.   Prisoners of Today
  23.   Lies
  24.   This Suffering
  25.   Pocketful of Dreams
  26.   Sympathy
  27.   Pins and Needles
  28.   This Is How It Goes
  29.   Dead Silence
  30.   Don't Count on the Wicked
  31.   Cure for the Enemy
  32.   Tears into Wine
  33.   Turn Your Back w/ Anti-Flag
  34.   Burn the Evidence
  35.   The Navy Song
  36.   Covered in Cowardice
  37.   Where Is the Line?
  38.   Standing in the Rain
  39.   Cut the Curtains
  40.   Swallowed Up by the Ocean
  41.   Crooked Minds
  42.   Runnin' Across the Tracks
  43.   Lonely Road to Absolution
  44.   Turn Your Back
  45.   Voices of Violence
  46.   Living in the Shadows
  47.   Man Alive!
  48.   Love Was Still Around
  49.   Cold Turkey
  50.   Definition of Destiny
  51.   Saint Veronika
  52.   Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?)
  53.   Perfect World
  54.   Devil On the Shoulder
  55.   Stand Up and Run
  56.   Chasing the Sun
  57.   White Sparrows
  58.   Scandalous Travelers
  59.   Behind the Scenes Stills Galleries
  60.   Band Bios
  61.   Live Concert Footage: This Is How It Goes/Cut the Curtains/Line & ...
  62.   Live Acoustic Sets: Standing in the Rain/Lies/Try Honesty
  63.   Actual Crowd Surfing
  64.   Try Honest
  65.   Try Honestly
  66.   666
  67.   Beach Balls
  68.   In the Fall
  69.   Living the Shadows
  70.   When I Was a Little Girl
  71.   Guitar Villain
  72.   Perefect World
  73.   Bloody Nails + Broken Hearts
  74.   Don't Need To Pretend

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